Daily Archives: August 27, 2016

Mindfulness Meditation – Quick 15 Min Stress Relief Version

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Combined, bipolar disorder and anxiety prove dangerous

New research shows that people with bipolar disorder who also suffer from an anxiety disorder are more likely to consider and attempt suicide, experience psycho-social problems and abuse drugs. Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the study also revealed … Continue reading

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The increased risks of those with bipolar disorder

A recent study discovered that elevated or low levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, are associated with depression and lower quality of life in bipolar patients. Elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are associated with depression and … Continue reading

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How the drug D-cycloserine (DCS) can enhance Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Exposure therapy is a well-known treatment for phobias and anxiety disorders, and recent research seeks to make exposure therapy even more effective through DCS, a drug that boosts learning in order to strengthen and speed up the effects of the … Continue reading

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10 Truths About Panic Attacks

Your mind starts to race, your heart begins to pound, and you feel dizzy, shaky, and numb all at once. Panic attacks can be a horrifying experience – check out what Anxiety.org readers have to say about panic attacks and … Continue reading

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A less traditional class of drugs could offer effective treatment for PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious anxiety disorder that results from exposure to a traumatic experience or from witnessing a life-threatening event such as violence, abuse, accident, war, disaster, or any situation that seriously threatens the integrity of a … Continue reading

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How To Treat Anxiety in 6 Steps Using Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation, a holistic mind-body treatment based in Buddhist psychology, is a powerful tool clinically proven to treat anxiety. This technique works by stopping the cycle of negative thoughts and helping you manage your feelings. The process of mindfulness meditation … Continue reading

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Understanding Traumatic Stress

Stress is something we all face. It comes in many forms and differs across contexts, from work-related or financial stress, to social problems, to new life changes, to internal experiences. Some stressors are minor or short term, while others may … Continue reading

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What OCD Treatment Is Best?

Do You Know Which Of These Treatments Works Best For OCD Sufferers? SSRIs, like fluxotine or other antidepressants Exposure therapy Ritual prevention Atypical antipsychotics, like risperidone Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects over 6 million Americans each … Continue reading

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Walking On Eggshells May Be The Best Strategy For A Chronically Anxious Partner

Editor’s Note: This article is based on studies conducted by the author, as Principal Investigator, and funded by a research award (#1360530) from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences. “… implications for how to help people … Continue reading

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