Seven misconceptions about anxiety

Seven misconceptions about anxiety

Falling sick or being immobilized by any external agents produces visible symptoms. You do not need to explain your illness to others when afflicted with these health problems. If you cough and sneeze, it means you have got cold or flu. Similarly, rashes indicate an allergic reaction, and a sprain or a broken leg also point at an obvious condition.

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It’s not just shyness: social anxiety disorder

It’s not just shyness: social anxiety disorder

“Shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you / from doing all the things in life that you’d like to,” sang The Smiths. Most people have experienced situations in their life that were awkward and uncomfortable. But there’s a difference between that momentary social discomfort before giving a big presentation or going on a date, and the mental and physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder.

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Kids aren’t the only ones that feel back-to-school stress

Kids aren’t the only ones that feel back-to-school stress

If work had a bell signifying the end of the day, like it did back when we were in school, we’d likely leave with that same sense of glee as yesteryear. There’s no sound more freeing than the sound of that last bell kicking off summer vacation. And you probably remember that feeling of apprehension in late Summer when faced with going back to school. Aside from the usual end-of-summer blues we all felt, returning to school can bring additional stressors to your children – and yourself. Read more