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Anxiety Disorders

What's the difference between feeling anxious and having an anxiety disorder? Learn how to cope and support someone with anxiety.

Everybody experiences anxiety, but only some will develop an anxiety disorder that requires diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. And while each specific disorder comes with its own anxiety symptoms, there are tell-tale signs that anxiety is becoming unmanageable or is beginning to disrupt daily functioning. Read more in Verywell.

Some amount of anxiety in your life is normal, even healthy. But if that anxiety persists and interferes with your day, there are ways to cope. Read more in Everyday Health.

“Friends and family are important in helping someone cope with an anxiety disorder mainly because they make the individual feel supported, accepted, and reassure them that they are not alone,” says Karol Darsa, PsyD, a trauma psychologist and the founder of the Reconnect Center, an integrative trauma treatment center in Los Angeles. If someone you care about has an anxiety disorder, here are some of the best ways you can support them, according to experts. Read more in Everyday Health.

"Focus on what you can control and what you can change." This article explains how to recognize the signs of anxiety, when it's time to seek support, and what you can do to cope with anxiety symptoms. Read more in Verywell.

Social anxiety disorder can affect work, school, and other day-to-day activities, and can even make it hard to make and keep friends. The consequences can be isolation and loneliness, as well as a breakdown of relationships, including those with family, coworkers, and friends. Read more in Verywell.

Natural remedies are complementary or alternatives to prescription medications. Some remedies may not work immediately, but over time as the substances build up in your system (e.g., herbal supplements or adaptogens that protect against stress). Natural anxiety-relief options include herbal teas, movement, and mindfulness-based techniques, and lifestyle changes such as avoiding anxiety-inducing substances.This article will detail natural remedies for anxiety, potential interactions, and when to see a healthcare provider. Read more in Verywell.

Social anxiety or social phobia (fear) refers to the experience of feeling intense fear and anxiety in response to social situations and events. You may feel worried about being judged or about embarrassing yourself (ie., a fear of rejection). You may even be worried that if you get too close to others in social situations, they’ll figure out who you really are and will not like you. Read more in Goalcast.

It’s normal to monitor your health during the COVID-19 pandemic. But if anxiety over possible symptoms is hindering you from living your daily life, you may benefit from professional help. Read more in Everyday Health.

Here’s why you shouldn’t say phrases like 'calm down' to someone with anxiety — and what you can say instead to let them know you care and want to help. Read more in Everyday Health.


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