Psychology Reveals Why We Worry Excessively

If there’s one thing we are always good at, it’s worrying, But why do we do it? Why are we so anxious about the future that often it causes us to develop much worse problems than what we originally had? Sometimes, no matter how we tell ourselves to not think about things, we end up thinking about them even more. Again, why do we worry?…

The Cost of Prescription Drugs

In the United States, expenditure on prescription medications is higher than any other country in the world based on the finding of the Journal of American Medical Association. Also, the report claimed that those costs are due to the brand-name driven drug prices that have been increasing in the past few years at the rate beyond the consumer price index. Thus; paying for medicine become the most expensive out of pocket cost for Americans.

Benefits Of Talking Therapy For Anxiety

Talking therapy refers to a therapy that involves a face to face encounter of the individual suffering from anxiety with a psychologist or therapist. This encounter involves the individual speaking out about the factors that are affecting them and hence, causing the disorder. The therapy aims at the person understanding the probable causes of the disorder and finding ways to cure it. The same method can also be used with family members or friends instead of a therapist. This therapy seeks to comfort the person suffering from the disorder, so that they may feel free to vent out their emotions or state of mind without the fear of being judged. It may also involve people speaking loudly, shouting, crying, etc; even if you choose not to work with a licensed counselor in-person and opt for therapy online.…

Types of Therapies to Treat Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a form of mental disorder that an individual may be going through over a period of time. However, there are varying degrees of intensity in which the disorder and the symptoms that accompany it may persist for different people. Thus, various degrees of the disorder need to be treated differently. The treatment will depend on the condition of the individual and whether or not they are comfortable with the procedures involved in the treatment. Diagnosis of the disorder, as well as an understanding of the individual’s state of mind, becomes important. This is in order to determine the kind of therapy that a person will be most responsive to and yield the best results.

Symptoms Of Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorders refer to mental disorders that trigger feelings of fear and anxiety repeatedly due to the re occurrence of certain conditions, environmental or physical. These disorders can be of various types, depending on the symptoms experienced by the individual. Triggers can be as simple as what you can read here:

The following are the symptoms that occur in the various types of anxiety disorders:

  1. Agoraphobia: It is a condition where a person is often anxious when in unfamiliar environments. They most perceive of having very little control over anything that occurs around them.

Ways To Handle Students’ Anxiety And Stress


Students encounter many types of stress and experience varied levels of anxiety as they go through school. There are their classmates and friends, teachers and professors, school activities, the not-so-friendly associations like bullies, projects, assignments, quizzes, and long examinations. School life is fun but a student who is not knowledgeable about stress management, the school environment will no longer be a place for learning and it won’t be positive to the development of the child.…

Managing Everyday Stress: An Introduction To Mindfulness


Have you ever arrived home from work, opened the front door and felt like you only just left the office? You were obviously paying attention because you got there safely, but you didn’t notice the things you normally do on your way home like the little bridge you normally cross or remember to check the mail. That’s because you weren’t 100% present, you were stuck up in your head, thinking about your day and acting on autopilot. This happens to all of us sometimes and it can often be an indicator that we are a little stressed and need to take a break. Everyone experiences daily stress and even when it is not at a level of diagnosable anxiety, it can still have a negative impact on our lives if we don’t manage it well.

So how do we get rid of stress then?

We can never “get rid” of the stress in life and we also don’t want to avoid the things that cause us stress because this would be impossible. What we can do, is find ways to handle daily stress to keep it at a manageable level.

Managing our stress levels:

There are a range of ways to manage stress and different things will work for different people. It is important that you find what works best for you personally. So please bear in mind that although there are only a few options discussed here, there are a vast range of ways to manage stress if you find that these are not a good fit for you.…

Generalized Anxiety Disorder And The Vicious Cycle Of Worrying About Worry


Everyone has stress in their life. We all have deadlines for work, bosses to answer to, bills to pay and maybe even have kids to look after. Naturally, life isn’t perfect and sometimes things don’t go as planned (like having car trouble on the way to an appointment). When things like these happen, it is normal to feel stressed and experience anxiety. Sometimes anxiety is necessary and the things that occur in your body at these times can actually help improve your performance (head on over to my blog on panic disorder for more information about this [How to not panic when you’re panicking]).

But what if you were constantly switched on like this and you couldn’t turn it off? Constantly worrying about something to the point where it gives you chills, makes you sick or makes it hard to sleep or concentrate….. exhausting right?

This is what generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD) feels like.

What is generalized anxiety disorder?