There are several strategies that can help reduce anxiety. Get tips here.
For a teenager, anxiety can come from a number of sources, from home concerns, to school worries and problems with friends and relationships.
Commonly called “stage fright,” performance anxiety is the fear of doing something in front of a group of people. Many times it occurs in acting, musical performances, or sports. BootsWebMD discusses causes and treatments.
Trichotillomania or hair pulling is mental health condition, known as an impulse control disorder, in which a person feels they have to pull out hair.
Group therapy is a kind of talking therapy that may be recommended for some mental health conditions, including obsessive compulsive disorder and for children and mild depression.
A person who self-harms causes intentional damage or injury to their body.
Hypnotherapy is a therapy using hypnosis to alter a person's state of consciousness. It may be used to explore causes of problems or to support goals such as weight loss or quitting smoking.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A person with social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, has a persistent fear of social situations and embarrassment when meeting or talking to other people.
Obsessive compulsive disorder, often just called OCD, is a mental health condition in which a person has repetitive, obsessive thoughts and exhibits compulsive behaviour.
Dependent personality disorder (DPD) puts sufferers at risk of depression, anxiety, and addiction. Learn more.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that develops after a person experiences a very stressful, frightening or distressing event.
Experiencing the stigma of mental illness can make it harder for a person to manage and recover from mental health conditions.
If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you will have lots of questions to ask doctors and mental health professionals. To make sure you cover everything you'd like to know about during appointments, it can help to take a list of questions with you. Here are some suggestions.
A person with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) finds it hard to control their worries, fears or sense of unease. This long-term condition with a feeling of constant anxiety interferes with daily life.
Worrying too much can lead to physical problems,and can affect appetite, lifestyle habits, relationships, sleep and job performance.
This list offers a guide to panic and anxiety, and mental health charities, organisations and resources online.
Psychotherapy is a type of talking therapy used to help treat many mental health conditions and emotional problems.
A phobia is a type of anxiety in which a person changes their life to avoid something they are afraid of, which might be a situation, an object or a creature.
Around 1 in 10 children in the UK has a mental health disorder. Mental health problems in children become more common around adolescence.
Panic attacks are frightening episodes where a person is overwhelmed by fear, stress or anxiety.
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