Modern day external stressors of anxiety disorders

Modern day external stressors of anxiety disorders

An important step in diagnosing an anxiety disorder is identifying which external stressors may be causing one’s symptoms. Everyone’s specific case of anxiety is unique and is dependent on his or her genetics, medications and even brain chemistry. When focusing on factors outside of a person’s control, causes can encompass a long list of possibilities including, but not limited to: Read more

The link between viruses and anxiety

The link between viruses and anxiety

When a person first notices the onset of symptoms associated with an illness, one’s reasoning usually points to a physiological cause. In other cases, somatic effects can also be tracked down to a mental condition or disorder. These two types of similar instances create a decent level of confusion for patients and medical professionals alike when making accurate diagnoses. However, while the results of mental and general health exams may be difficult to distinguish sometimes, more crossover between mind and body may be at work than previously thought. Read more

Dealing with mental disorders in school

Dealing with mental disorders in school

It can sometimes seem that school work and stress go hand in hand. Homework assignments can have a nasty habit of piling up when neglected for too long, big projects can become overwhelming if partners do not do their share and exams can foster feelings of panic when accumulated knowledge is on a timer. Whether it is grade school, high school or when getting one’s professional degree, getting good grades is a consistent effort that can stress and strain a person’s mind. Stress is more accurately defined as anxiety or the anticipation and avoidance of future threats, which in this case are tests and bad grades. Read more