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Triggers of an Anxiety Attack

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 40 million adults in the United States struggle with anxiety disorders. Environmental reasons and genetics act as triggers of an anxiety attack. Various experiences, emotions, and events may invite the symptoms of anxiety or worsen them. Anxiety triggers differ from person to person. Anxiety is…

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Finding Connection in a Time of Social Distancing

In humans, a social connection is essential to our wellbeing and health. Typically, we seek out human interactions when we are experiencing the stress of life’s challenges by looking for someone we can lean on. So, what do we do when we are faced with today’s social distancing challenges and still long for human interaction? …

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Self-Medicating Depression

Since depression symptoms will continue to get worse over time without treatment, having depression can increase your risk of suicide. Self-medicating depression is also a risk, as 15.6% of people with depression develop an alcohol misuse disorder, while another 18% of people with depression eventually have a substance abuse disorder. Depression impacts more than 16…

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Signs of Anxiety

Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It is a normal human emotion and a natural response to stress or challenges. However, the signs of anxiety disorder display symptoms that are beyond normal responses. Anxiety disorder can manifest itself in ways that affect nearly every aspect of your life. Furthermore, it slowly…