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August 27, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Effectively Coping with Anxiety

August 27, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

effectively copingwith anxiety
Anxiety is a common mental health concern. It is defined by Endler (1997), as being an emotion that is driven by fear. Anxiety can interfere with a person’s ability to function in daily activities, and can become so invasive in their lives that they may be unable to deal with work or school. When anxiety becomes this much of a problem, it is important to have strategies to decrease the anxiety. [More]

August 26, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

recognizing obsessive compulsive disorderin childrenand helping them cope

Recognizing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children, and Helping Them Cope

August 26, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

recognizing obsessive compulsive disorderin childrenand helping them cope
Many of us have heard someone say they “are OCD”. We may have also told someone, “You are so OCD!” Some people do, in fact, have minor characteristics of OCD. They like things tidy, or they like to do things in a certain order and in a particular way. But clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be a serious, even debilitating, mental illness for both adults and children. It can create significant distress, and interfere with daily functioning. People with severe symptoms of OCD may find it difficult to work, go to school, or carry out other daily activities. [More]

August 24, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

coping with social anxietyand social phobia

Coping With Social Anxiety and Social Phobia

August 24, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

coping with social anxietyand social phobia
Social anxiety is becoming more and more common in today's world. Every year, millions of people struggle with anxiety disorders and they try to work through them on their own. Social anxiety, or social phobia, is "a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. [More]

August 16, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

let goor get dragged findyour peaceby letting go

"Let Go, or Get Dragged”: Find your Peace by Letting Go

August 16, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

let goor get dragged findyour peaceby letting go
The title of this article is actually a quote from Lama Surya Das in his book, Awakening the Buddha Within (1997). I was so stuck by the simple wisdom of this statement that I posted it on my computer at work, and my refrigerator at home, as a frequent reminder of the dangers of hanging on to things that are better let go. But letting go of feelings, people or situations that are destructive to us, or out of our control, is easier said than done. We hold on and attach for lots of different reasons, but learning to let go and detach in healthy ways can help restore our sense of peace and our relationships with others. [More]

August 3, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

grace under pressure the artof being unflappable

Grace Under Pressure: The Art of Being Unflappable

August 3, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

grace under pressure the artof being unflappable
Our personal lives and our work lives can be filled with tense moments, conflict, and competing demands. Life also delivers ups and downs in the form of job losses, cheating spouses, major illnesses, and death. Being able to manage these difficult times effectively requires skills that anyone can learn. Not only is being unflappable an admirable and beneficial quality in times of crisis, it can also be good for your mental health. [More]

July 23, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

July 23, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

generalized anxiety disorder
It is not uncommon for people to experience worry from time to time. This can come in the form of worry over an upcoming deadline, concern about a sick loved one, or stress about a financial situation. For most people, that type of worry is time limited and is affected or brought on by a specific situation. In other words in typical instances, the person can identify the reason for their anxiety. [More]

July 20, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

anxietyasasymptomofhyperthyroidism

Anxiety as a symptom of hyperthyroidism

July 20, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

anxietyasasymptomofhyperthyroidism
It is not uncommon that anxiety problems are caused by physical illness, and it can sometimes be difficult for the professional provider to differentiate the two. It may be that treating the medical problem can alleviate the appearance of anxiety so that when the medical condition is treated, the anxiety symptoms may disappear. This is why it is important to have troublesome anxiety symptoms evaluated by a medical professional. Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition that commonly co-occurs with anxiety. [More]

June 26, 2014
by Christie Hunter

your relationship afterthe babyhas arrived

Your Relationship After the Baby has Arrived

June 26, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

your relationship afterthe babyhas arrived
Becoming a parent is like a dream come true, particularly if the baby is your first born. However, these happy emotions are also accompanied by the fear of losing your old life. Mothers worry about taking care of the baby, while fathers usually have financial considerations. If someone is comfortable with his/her routine, then resisting any major change is natural. [More]