anxiety

How Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ruined My Mental Health

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Since my own unwelcome relationship with IBS began, I’ve spent numerous days in the emergency department, lost several days off work, and, most disconcertingly, watched my mental health deteriorate.
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I Was Diagnosed With Anxiety 5 Times Before I Took It Seriously

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How can I sit here and encourage other women to talk about their mental health when I can’t even be honest about mine?
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Confession: I Hate Breathing Exercises

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Breathing exercises can be a saving grace for some; for me they can be a major trigger.

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The Monday Blues Are Real — Here’s How to Beat Them, According to a Doctor

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Your Monday blues are likely worse if you are going through something you can’t control, like fertility treatment, a parent’s illness, or project deadlines.

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The First Time I Cared About Myself More Than The Consequences

I am doing this at the risk of people who may criticize or question me, because at least some part of me knows: If I don’t, something worse will happen to me, and soon.

Despite the possible consequences, I am allowing myself more than a mere moment to recuperate.

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Please Understand I’m Not A Flake, I Just Have Anxiety

Does chronic anxiety ever make you feel like a flake?

Does chronic anxiety ever make you feel like a flake?

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My First Panic Attack

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From the day that I had my first panic attack at age 15, my life was never the same. I looked up at my mother, wanting her to save me.

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My Evolving Relationship With Anxiety

For over five years, I endured these attacks with no knowledge of how to end them, or why they began.

For over five years, I endured these attacks. A therapist identified the source of this physical and mental torment: anxiety.

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How To Travel When You Have Anxiety

Anxiety can involve a fear of the unexpected, and thinking about how the trip will go can feel so disastrous and foreboding.

Anxiety can involve a fear of the unexpected, and thinking about how the trip will go can feel so disastrous and foreboding.

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I Recovered From Health Anxiety (And So Can You)

For several years in my late 20s and early 30s, health anxiety had a stranglehold on my life — and it started from a scary place.

These days, I can’t say I’m never hit with anxiety about an unexpected pain or a weird lump. But when fear creeps in, I stick to some helpful guidelines.

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