Category Archives: Anxiety

Social Effectiveness Therapy Beats Social Anxiety, Study Shows

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At some point in our lives, we all experience symptoms of anxiety. Public speaking or other unfamiliar situations can provoke natural feelings of anxiety. When these natural feelings turn into excessive anxiety and worry, they might be classified as an anxiety disorder.

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Write Down Your Thoughts to Become More Mindful and Consciously Aware

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Do you make shopping lists? Do you use your calendar for planning? Or do you otherwise tend to write down your thoughts? Good! Writing things down can help you become more mindful and consciously aware. Continue reading

People Who Are Consciously Aware of Their Emotions Deal With Them More Effectively, Study Shows

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How aware of your emotions are you?

People who are consciously aware of their emotions deal with them more effectively. This idea is supported by a recent survey study by Claudia Subic-Wrana and co-workers (2014) of almost 2,000 participants (a representative sample of the German general population). Continue reading

A 100-Year Old Word Repetition Technique is Effective in Reducing the Impact of (Negative) Words

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Repeat the word milk for 45 seconds or more (remember to say it out loud), and you will find that the word begins to lose its meaning. It’s called the Milk Milk Milk exercise, and it is just one of many word repetition exercises. Try it yourself before you read any further… did the word milk lose its meaning? Continue reading

Study: Anxious Parents May Attribute Negative Emotions to Their Children

Anxiety runs in families. Children of anxious parents are over five times more likely than those of non-anxious parents to have an anxiety disorder (Budinger et al., 2013). Continue reading

Study: Sleep Disturbances Predict the Course of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

In a study by Van Mill and colleagues (2013), the authors examined the impact of sleep disturbances on the course of anxiety and depressive disorders. The sleep durations of over 1,000 individuals with depressive and/or anxiety disorders, over a period of two years, were examined. Continue reading

Anxiety Runs in Families: How Parenting Promotes Anxiety

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Parenting contributes to the development of anxiety.

Budinger and colleagues (2013) state that children of anxious parents are over five times more likely than those of non-anxious parents to have an anxiety disorder. Continue reading

Deal With Anxiety by Reframing How You Think About Negative or Anxious Emotions and Situations

Reappraisal of negative or anxious emotions reduces anxiety by providing more positive thoughts and emotions.

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