The lesser known benefits of anxiety

The lesser known benefits of anxiety

Anxiety is an affliction that can cripple a person’s ability to function normally. In fact, this type of extreme stress is usually associated with a level of restriction. Symptomatic behaviors differ to a certain degree depending on the specific disorder but common ones include constant feelings of fear and unease, episodes of panic, problems sleeping, nausea and tension. These common negative effects make it easy to identify the development of an anxiety disorder. However, while serious cases of anxiety can impair daily activities and other obligations, certain research has also shown that the condition has links to some unexplored strengths. Read more

The most common forms of phobia affecting modern society

The most common forms of phobia affecting modern society

Fear and anxiety can have overwhelming influences on a human being’s thoughts, feelings and actions. Moreover, the disorders manifest in many forms. Although a decent percentage of those with anxiety disorder suffer from a more general type of the disorder, another substantial portion is stressed by a focused fear. Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health state that approximately 8.7 percent of adults in the United States are afflicted by a specific phobia. Among this group, 21.9 percent are classified as severe cases (NIMH). This fearful population of American society cannot be ignored, especially as the amount and variation of phobias continue to rise. Read more

Immediate ways to ease symptoms of anxiety

Immediate ways to ease symptoms of anxiety

If someone merely tells you not to panic when suffering from a serious episode of distress and anxiety, the results can be lackluster at best, if not completely counterintuitive. In most cases, becoming aware of one’s incapacitated state can send a person down a path of further panic. A panic attack is a sudden rush of severe fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes. When these attacks occur in a recurrent and unexpected way and are followed by lasting effects of concern or disturbed behaviors, the person in question may suffer from a diagnosable panic disorder. Read more

Tips for dealing with anxiety while flying

Tips for dealing with anxiety while flying

Under the umbrella of specific phobias, aerophobia, or the fear of flying, is a psychological manifestation that can have incapacitating results. The fear can include being on a helicopter or perhaps even using a hang glider. However, the most common form is associated with flying in airplanes. While the act of getting on a commercial jet and travelling to a destination for business or pleasure is a generally common activity in the modern age, for others, a vehicle that rockets a passenger at enormous speeds and heights may be construed as an unnatural mode of transportation. Read more