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Anxiety Disorders

Most people have experienced anxiety at one point or another. Situational anxiety can affect anyone, but there are people who experience more intense anxiety that is long-term and requires treatment. They are referred to as anxiety disorders, and each one is marked by its own unique set of symptoms. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Individuals with […]

Should You Consider Depressant Medications?

Prescription depressants are substances that are typically used to relieve anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and insomnia. They depress the normal function of the central nervous system and often induce sleep. They come in pill, tablet, capsules, and liquid form. Examples of depressants include alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, marijuana, and inhalants. If taken correctly, they can increase […]

Depression is Not Laziness

Depression, being “bummed,” or experiencing the feeling of hopelessness is a normal fluctuation in your mental state. During this period, the person experiencing it is often less likely or willing to participate in normal daily activities and other people may misinterpret the scenario as laziness. This is harmful as it fails to validate the genuine […]

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack is a sudden onset of overwhelming fear causing physical symptoms like rapid heart palpitations, sweating, vision changes, hyperventilation, headache, dizziness, and other symptoms. Some people report a feeling like “the world is ending” or a sense of impending doom. The cause of panic attacks is generally excessive anxiety.  How to Manage a […]

Learning Guided Imagery Can Reduce Your Anxiety

Many people utilize yoga and meditation to supplement talk therapy and group meetings to develop a positive mindset. Still, many people do not have experience with guided imagery. Guided imagery is a type of focused relaxation intended to unite the mind and body to create harmony and peaceful images. It involves using all five senses: […]

Does Alcohol Make You More Anxious?

Does Alcohol Make You More Anxious?

You may have started drinking to get rid of your nerves and found that the effects of alcohol actually backfired after a while. Meaning that what used to work with alcohol began the onset symptoms of anxiety or making them much worse. Although you may have initially found instant gratification and an answer to make […]

What Should You Know About Xanax?

What Should You Know About Xanax?

Anxiety is a real condition that can be debilitating in adults and in kids. People who experience anxiety have intense levels of fear and worry about everyday things that might be perceived as minimal to other people. What happens during these times of anxiety is nonstop feelings of uncontrollable terror or panic. In order to […]