Anxiety – articles and other resources
There are many different forms of anxiety—and many different ways to overcome the problem. Explore the various types of anxiety disorders and their symptoms, and what you can do to get relief.
What is an anxiety disorder?
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. Most of us have worried or felt nervous when facing challenges, making important decisions, or preparing for a big presentation, performance, or exam. But anxiety disorders are different. They involve persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where most people wouldn’t feel threatened—and they interfere with your quality of life. There are many different anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder. As a group, anxiety disorders represent the most common mental health concern in the U.S.
Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks: Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and the different types of anxiety disorders. Once you’ve identified the problem, explore treatments and self-help strategies that can help you regain peace of mind. More »
How to Stop Worrying: Are you plagued by anxious thoughts and near-constant worries? Learn self-help strategies that can help you stay calm, stop obsessing over “what-ifs,” accept uncertainty, and break the habit of chronic worrying. MORE »
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common anxiety disorder that involves chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. Learn about the symptoms and what you can do put a stop to the anxiety loop. MORE »
Types of anxiety disorders
- Anxiety Disorders and Anxiety Attacks:A Guide to the Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help
- Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder:Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):Symptoms and Treatment of Compulsive Behavior and Obsessive Thoughts
- Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia: Symptoms, Self-Help, and Treatment
- Phobias and Fears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help for Phobias and Fears
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help for PTSD
Anxiety treatment and self-help
Exercise and fitness
Exercising regularly isn’t just good for your physical health. It can also relieve anxiety and boost your brain’s calming, feel-good chemicals. And you don’t have to spend long, boring hours in a gym to reap these benefits. Whatever your age, health limitations, or fitness levels, you can develop an exercise program that’s fun and rewarding and fits your life. MORE »
Stress can easily creep up on you so that being frazzled and overwhelmed starts to feel normal. You may not realize how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll on your mind, body, and behavior. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. MORE »