Tag Archives: anxiety relief

Getting dumber because we work too much.

America is getting dumber, and it’s because we work so daman much. (Thrillist) The 50-hour (or longer) workweek is something Americans wear like a badge of honor. We one-up each other with long hours at the office, overtime, and packed schedules.   Related Posts:Signs of overtraining: Symptoms and recovery tips.Long work hours linked to alcohol abuse.Freshman…
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Anxiety – a risk factor for death from cancer.

Anxiety – a risk factor for death from cancer in men. (Medical News Today) Men who suffer from anxiety are more than twice as likely to die from cancer as men who don’t.   Related Posts:Stress management for breast cancer patients.Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.26 ridiculous things you stress about with…
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Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you.

Fear of flying: When self-doubt paralyzes you into inaction and keeps you from pursuing your dreams. (Package Your Genius Academy) And then, almost suddenly, doors begin to fly open and opportunities to reach the next level are coming at you faster than you ever could have imagined.  But, instead of reacting with enthusiasm and being…
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9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.

9 signs your perfectionism is out of control. (Huffington Post) Most people lean hard into their perfectionism—they extol it as a virtue to the point that it becomes a vice. Doing so is troubling because separate studies from the University of British Columbia and the University of Tehran show that perfectionism is linked to depression, anxiety, and a slew…
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Resilience in medical education: Help for burnout.

Resilience in medical education: Defining burnout and how role models can help. (in-Training) Harvard psychiatrist Raymond Laurie has previously described the concept of “role strain” with respect to negotiating relationships with their families, friends, partners, peers, attending physicians and patients. Additionally, with regard to students’ concept of themselves, individuals who have high achievement may be…
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Reassuring someone experiencing fear, anxiety.

The most reassuring thing you can say to someone experiencing fear and anxiety. (PsyBlog) Fear and anxiety are emotions that can trap you, but facing them can help, explains a clinical psychologist.   Related Posts:5 ways fear of rejection holds you back.Safety behaviors in social anxiety.30 iconic quotes to overcome fear of failure.Fear of flying:…
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The 2 types of perfectionism.

The 2 types of perfectionism: One helps while the other sabotages you. (PsyBlog) A certain type of perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Related Posts:Ways heavy social media use leads to depression.9 signs your perfectionism is out of control.What kind of therapist – and which type of therapy?Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share…
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17 harmful myths about anxiety.

17 harmful myths about anxiety that you need to stop believing. (BuzzFeed) It’s not a ~real~ illness, you say? Related Posts:16 damaging myths about depression.Psychotherapy: Myths versus reality.Therapy myths that are just totally WRONG.Debunking 12 myths about relationships.6 eating disorder myths debunked.Debunking 5 myths about premarital conflict.
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5 ways to overcome dating anxiety.

5 ways to overcome dating anxiety. (Huffington Post) Dating is typically a situation where people feel scrutinized, have to meet new people, and may fear they’ll do something embarrassing. In this way, dating only adds fuel to the anxiety fire. Rife with opportunities for awkward conversations and infinite unknown factors Related Posts:7 drawbacks of online…
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Exercise benefits undermined if unable to cope.

Exercise benefits when young could be undermined in people unable to cope with stress. (Science Daily) Young people who exercise may be less likely to benefit from it in terms of avoiding heart disease later in life if they are prone to have a poor ability to cope with stress, reveals research. Related Posts:Suicide: Helping…
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Keep calm, anger can trigger a heart attack!

Keep calm, anger can trigger a heart attack! (Science Daily) The risk of a heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger, researchers have found after investigating the link between acute emotional triggers and high risk of severe cardiac episodes. High levels of anxiety were associated with…
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Stress a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune disease.

Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes and autoimmune diseases. (Medical News Today) Is the route by which the body tries to solve a problem, but when the situation becomes recurrent, stress can trigger diseases such as diabetes, depression, insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition and other autoimmune diseases… Related Posts:Quitting smoking: Favorable metabolic effects.Depression linked…
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Grad school’s mental health problem.

Grad school’s mental health problem. (Pacific Standard) There’s Imposter Syndrome, relative poverty, the endless solitude of reading and research, disdain within one’s extended family, not to mention the mixed-up rewards system that you must engineer in order to tell yourself that reading qualifies as work and therefore you deserve three square meals and occasional sleep. Related…
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Paying graduate school’s mental toll.

Paying graduate school’s mental toll. (AAAS) Graduate students are more likely to have spouses and children who share the impact of their successes and failures. Graduate students are expected to practically live in the lab for several years. They’re embarking on a challenging, high-risk career path. Yet, many of the universities that do offer mental-health support…
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Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anxiety.

Tired and edgy? Sleep deprivation boosts anticipatory anxiety. (Science Daily)   The results suggest that people suffering from such maladies as generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder, may benefit substantially from sleep therapy. Related Posts:Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep.A long night of sleep may be bad for you.Poor sleep takes huge toll on…
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