Discussion of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), a disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated or excessive worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
02-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Discussion of Social Anxiety Disorder, a disorder characterized by a fear of being embarrassed, humiliated or judged in social situations, and often experiences the physical symptoms of anxiety and thus people with this disorder tends to avoid or limit social interaction.
03-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Discussion of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Panic attacks are sudden episodes of overwhelming anxiety or fear. Agoraphobia occurs when the person is anxious about being in a place or situation where they might have a panic attack and be unable to escape.
03-03-2014, 05:47 PM
Discussion of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors (e.g. handwashing) are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away, however, performing these so-called "rituals" provides only temporary relief, while not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
01-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a disorder that often develops after exposure to a life-impacting event in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent assaults, natural disasters, accidents, spousal or childhood abuse, the death of a pet/friend/relative or military combat.
03-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Discussion of Hypochondria (also known as health anxiety), a disorder characterized by the belief that physical symptoms (real or imagined) are signs of a serious illness, despite medical reassurance and other evidence to the contrary. A person may repeatedly look up symptoms and become convinced that they have at least some (or all) of them.
02-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Discuss how Anxiety and Mental Health is portrayed in the media and viewed by the public, and share ideas for increasing awareness and reducing the stigma. If you're from the media or doing research and looking for information or people to interview, post your requests here.
03-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Spirituality is unique to each individual and refers to the deepest part of you, the part that lets you make meaning of your world, revealing sense of who you are and allows you to gain strength and hope.
01-26-2014, 07:15 AM