Anxiety

Inside The Thinking Maze of Anxious Minds

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the population every year (NIMH). Even though this disorder is highly treatable, only 36.9% seek treatment. In many cases, the first episode happens in childhood - the median onset for anxiety disorders is age 11. Some examples of [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:26:51+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Recognise The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

Anxiety can affect your body in surprising ways and once you realise that the root cause of some physical complaints can be anxiety, it really hammers home how important it is to try and maintain good mental health. Before you can deal with anxiety, you need to recognise it. We spoke to Fatmata Kamara, a [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:28:40+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 Telltale Signs You Have High-Functioning Anxiety

Are you having trouble sleeping and difficulty controlling your worry? People with high-functioning anxiety experience such symptoms but are still able to get through the day, often due to sheer force. But being high-functioning doesn’t mean you aren’t suffering, and it doesn’t mean you don’t need help, support or to make changes in your daily [...]

By | 2018-04-09T09:06:55+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fashionable Anxiety

When stationery entrepreneur Jen Gotch and the heavyweights at jewellery brand Iconery sat together at a table, they decided to work towards ending the stigma around mental illness. Their intention in creating dainty ‘anxiety‘ and ‘depression‘ necklaces was, no doubt, admirable; Gotch is a popular businesswoman whose Instagram following of almost 200,000 was built upon candid [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:23:10+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Real Reason Today’s Children Are So Unhappy

What is wrong with our children today? According to a joint report from The Black Dog Institute and Mission Australia, around one in four teenagers have experienced a "probable mental illness", which means one in five have had depression or anxiety or both. According to the same report, teenage girls are twice as likely as [...]

Eight Ways to Counteract a Dreary Day

When you're feeling down, it's sometimes difficult to pull yourself out of a hole.  But new research suggests that the climb out may not be as tough as it may seem. ACKNOWLEDGE: Words are powerful ways to change your emotions. Tagging what you are feeling with a descriptive word is more than just an explanation. Called [...]

4 Ways to Beat Your Anxiety

Racing heart, tingling hands, sweating, dizziness – the all too common symptoms that anxious people experience on a daily basis. Bev Aisbett, anxiety expert, says that anxiety and depression are just a fact of life that we can work on managing. “It’s a part of how we learn because what we’re challenged by is often our [...]

By | 2018-02-05T10:56:42+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Problem Solving Buffers the Brain Against Anxiety

When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.” Engaging the brain to stay busy with problem-solving appears to be an effective buffer against debilitating anxiety, especially in those prone to the worst of the condition, according to a new brain imaging study from Duke University researchers. The [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:56:29+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Promotion of Resilience and the Demise of Anti-Bullyism

Social trends do not move in straight lines. They are somewhat like pendulums; when they go too far in one direction, gravity pulls them back in the other. The reverse swing has been bound to occur with antibullyism (which I consider a more fitting term for the “anti-bullying movement”). I see it already beginning and [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:56:14+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Bullying, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Link Between Dads Who Treat Daughters Like Princesses and Anxiety

A study has shown that encouraging children to take risks, be competitive and engage in rough and tumble play can help prevent childhood anxiety disorders. But, unfortunately, this type of play is more commonly experienced by young boys than girls. The study, which was undertaken by the Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Reading, took [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:57:56+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments