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What to know about high functioning anxiety

Some people with anxiety may define themselves as high functioning and may do well at work, for example, or excel at sports or other aspects of their lives. Despite this, people living with this type of anxiety can face many challenges.

People with high functioning anxiety experience many typical symptoms of anxiety, such as excessive worry and fear, overthinking, and poor sleep. Effective treatment is available for all types of anxiety.


Top 10 Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Wondering if you might be depressed? Learning the common signs of depression can help you figure out what to do next.

Depression is a mental health condition that’s often misunderstood.

If you have depression, you may feel despair that prevents you from enjoying activities you once liked, have trouble sleeping, or find it hard to make decisions. You can also experience physical symptoms like fatigue.


Why Are Women More at Risk for Depression? Repairs

Hormonal changes are just one reason they're twice as likely to be diagnosed

Ask most mental health professionals about the gender mix of their patients with depression and they're likely to report that most are women — who are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with the condition, according to the Mayo Clinic. But ask experts why there's such a disparity between genders, and you'll end up with a complex web of potential reasons, including women's hormonal differences and the fact that they're generally more willing to seek help. The good news is that once depression is diagnosed, it can be treated.


Why Cleanliness Is Not Always an OCD Symptom

You’ve probably heard that people with OCD clean compulsively, and are extremely neat, and orderly. This is not always the case.

There are many pervasive myths about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One of the most common ones is that every person with this mental health condition is extremely focused on cleaning and organizing everything around them.


How to recognize and treat debilitating anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry, or nervousness, usually about a particular event or situation with an unknown outcome. It is common for everyone to feel anxiety occasionally.

Debilitating anxiety involves an intense or extreme sense of fear or dread about everyday situations or tasks. Some people may also refer to this excessive anxiety and worry as “apprehensive expectation.” This type of anxiety can make it difficult for a person to function.


All About Complex PTSD (CPTSD)

Complex PTSD can change your whole world, from how you see yourself to how you relate to others. Thankfully, there are treatment options available to help you manage symptoms.

You may find it hard to control your emotions, or perhaps you struggle with low self-esteem. You wonder whether it could be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or something else entirely.


Can You Recover from Trauma?

There are many types of trauma, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. However, trauma-focused therapy may be able to help you in your path to recovery.

From a broken heart to a car accident, many of us can recall events in our lives that caused us a great deal of pain. But when an experience causes our nervous system to boil over with stress, it can form a kind of psychological scarring. This is called trauma.


11 Ways to Handle New Job Anxiety

Starting a new job can trigger a complex mix of emotions.

You might feel proud of yourself and satisfied that your hard work has paid off, but you might also notice some uneasiness creeping up amid your excitement.

What if you can’t handle the workload, or the job is nothing like you imagined? What if your new teammates think you aren’t up to scratch?


Anxious as we transition out of the pandemic? That's common and can be treated, experts say

America is in celebratory mode. States are dropping Covid-19 restrictions, plane travel is breaking records, and many Americans are gearing up to celebrate summer as if the last year plus of pandemic madness never happened.

"Many people are experiencing a relief. They've been vaccinated and are able to gather again with others," said psychologist Kristen Carpenter, who is director of Women's Behavioral Health at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


Post-Traumatic Growth: What It Takes to Heal from Trauma

It’s no easy road, but experts say trauma can lead to new beginnings..

You may have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It’s a mental health condition that arises after a traumatic event, often characterized by flashbacks, severe anxiety, and disturbing thoughts.


Researchers link serious physical injury with posttraumatic stress and depression among university students

When most people think of PTSD, they may imagine soldiers and civilians struggling with the horrors of war, victims of abuse, witnesses of terrorist attacks, and other extreme incidents. However, PTSD — and the depression, stress and anxiety that often accompany it — is not the sole domain of extraordinary trauma.


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