Lack of predictabilityFeeling that you don’t have enough information to make accurate predictions can cause your anxiety to rise. One way to counteract the lack of predictability is to get more information. For example, if you’re experiencing fear of the unknown related to a new school or neighborhood, you mightContinue Reading

Therapy isn’t passive. Scenes in novels and TV shows where therapists just listen to clients vent, nod their heads in approval, and mirror back the same words are stereotypes. Are those cases in fiction where therapists interpret clients’ experiences for them instead of eliciting a client’s own interpretations. With today’sContinue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-relationships/201401/social-anxiety-hiding-in-plain-sight For those with social anxiety disorder, other people represent an enemy. People are adversaries just waiting for that one situation to criticize, belittle, judge, or publicly humiliate them. People are unsafe. The range of social phobia runs the gamut—from those who feel safe only with trusted family members, to those who experience anxiety aroundContinue Reading

One of the best ways to treat anxiety? A full night’s rest, new research suggests. https://t.co/9DdpBrCth1 pic.twitter.com/fAdPn0tRzo — Big Think (@bigthink) December 4, 2019 Interestingly, variations in the anxiety levels of the well-rested group appeared to correlate with the amount of slow-wave sleep that the participants experienced the night before.Continue Reading

One of the best ways to treat anxiety? A full night’s rest, new research suggests. https://t.co/9DdpBrCth1 pic.twitter.com/fAdPn0tRzo — Big Think (@bigthink) December 4, 2019 Interestingly, variations in the anxiety levels of the well-rested group appeared to correlate with the amount of slow-wave sleep that the participants experienced the night before.Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2Om92Yp 5. Learn when to stop seeking information and start acting. People who are intolerant of uncertainty often read masses of information before taking any action because they’re trying to feel absolutely certain of (1) how best to proceed, and (2) that their actions will lead to the outcome theyContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/34q1GZo 1. Anxiety shuts down your rational brain. When you get anxious, your amygdala fires up, sends chemicals to your frontal lobe, your rational brain, and it goes offline. 2. Anxiety is generally about the future. While anxiety can take several forms — generalized anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorderContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/36lEAVj “We wanted to see whether Google searches on ‘anxiety’ indicate people’s felt anxiety. And we wanted to see whether we could use Google search rate to improve our understanding of anxiety.” Japan’s government periodically conducts a nationally-representative health survey, which includes a widely used measure of psychological distress andContinue Reading