Understanding Anxiety

What is a Mental Illness Anyway?

If I asked this question to a random passer-by in any city in the western world I would probably get a mix of different answers but possibly with an overall  consensus that might be something like: “a disease of the mind”, a “problem with the brain” or a “non-physical illness”. Thinking of a …

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The Many Faces of Anxiety

Many Faces of anxiety

The condition known as anxiety can illicit a number of reactions from people. Many view it as a sign of weakness, treating the person experiencing it as a fear-controlled weakling, incapable of properly dealing with the world around him. Others view it as a character flaw that can be overcome, …

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What is General Anxiety Disorder?

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some times in their lives, that feeling of worry or unease you feel before an interview, a flight, moving house, or public speaking. Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life. However, people with a General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) find it hard to control …

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What is Agoraphobia?

Many people think that Agoraphobia is a fear of going outside or a fear of wide open spaces. This is just not true, What Agoraphobia is, is a fear of places or situations that escape may be difficult from when panic attacks might occur. In simple terms, people with agoraphobia …

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What is Panic Disorder?

People who have panic disorder suffer from repeated bouts of sudden terror that last for several minutes or more.These are called panic attacks and can consume the sufferer with dread or more physical symptoms like those of a heart attack or choking. Very often the sufferer will feel like he …

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What are Panic Attacks?

A panic attack is a sudden onset of some terrifying and severe physical and mental symptoms which can be as frightening as they are sudden and can occur with no clear cause or trigger. Panic attacks normally last for between 5 and 20 minutes and usually peak within 10 minutes. …

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