To someone with hypochondriasis, a headache means a brain tumor, while coughing must signal lung cancer. The person has lost sight of the difference between true symptoms and obsessing over developing an illness. A psychiatrist explains how to cope.
Some anxiety is normal. But when constant worries disrupt your child’s day-to-day life, that’s cause for concern. Find out when to talk to a pediatrician.
Weighted blankets are all the rage, but can they help ease nighttime anxiety? Here’s what the evidence says.
When you have a hundred tasks on your mental to-do list, “stress management” can feel like just one more obligation. Try these five strategies to fight back against mental overload.
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Do the midterm elections have you feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Two-thirds of Americans say they’re stressed over the future of our nation, according to a 2017 survey by the American Psychological Association.
Don’t let anxiety about deadline pressures, your kids, or a health issue overwhelm you. Our psychologists explain why it’s important to let go of anxious thoughts — and when you should pay attention to them.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Here, psychologist Carolyn Fisher, PhD, explains why we sigh, and the relationship between sighing and emotion.
Are you feeling anxious for no apparent reason? Many different medical conditions can trigger anxiety. Discover how primary care doctors get to the bottom of this problem.
Living a full, productive life depends, in part, on mental health. An expert talks about why we need to pay attention and talk to our doctors about mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression.
Anxiety is a normal response to many of life’s stressors. But if it keeps you from fully participating in life, you may have a disorder that needs treatment. Find out how to tell.