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.

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Anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it can motivate you and help you stay focused under pressure. But when worries, fears, or panic attacks start to get in the way of your life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. But peace of mind may not be as far away as you think. There are many things you can do to get your anxiety in check and regain control of your life.

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. 

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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 »

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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 »

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