Anxiety & Depression
4 Science-Backed Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety
Having struggled with anxiety since my late teens, I'm familiar with the challenges and frustration it can bring into your life. This article breaks down four science-backed ways that can help people struggling with anxiety ease their symptoms.
6 Unexpected Things You Might Not Know About Grief
Grief is full of surprises. Here are six unexpected facts about grief.
The Forest Through the Trees: Anxiety and Trauma in Disney’s Snow White
Amid the fairy-tale trappings, Disney's animated Snow White offers up a useful metaphor for how anxiety attacks manifest for some people. Understanding this metaphor allows for greater understanding and empathy for those who battle intrusive fearful thoughts.
7 Tips for Coping With Social Anxiety in Public Places
Coping with social anxiety is challenging. These seven tips are helpful tools in learning to manage anxiety in social spaces.
Is Depression as Easy to Deal With as People Seem to Think?
Many people make the mistake of thinking depression is just a period of time where someone is sad. This way of thinking is not only wrong, but can be very dangerous to those who suffer from this debilitating illness.
How to Relieve Stress
There is no question that our world gets faster and crazier by the day. Information is flying at us at an alarming pace and working adults struggle to balance work and family life. Learn 5 strategies, recommended by experts, to help the busy adult relieve stress and regain control.
Committed to the Psych Ward: A Bipolar Woman’s Experience
A bipolar woman’s experience going through a depressive episode due to medication, suicidal ideation and hospitalization to get help.
Wellbutrin: The Prescription, Experience, and Outcome
Ultimately, I don't believe that Wellbutrin is the smart choice for anyone suffering from anxiety or depression—or even to be used as a smoking cessation aid.
How Can I Calm Myself Down During Times of Stress?
Whether you're stressed about exams, social gatherings, or life in general, this article is targeted towards those who struggle to relax during tough times.
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot: Mental Illness in Hip-Hop
Mental illness permeates all areas of our world. With an estimated 1/4 of Americans suffering from a diagnosed mental illness, it's no surprise that Hip-Hop artists have been touched as well.
Derealization and Depersonalization: How to Permanently Recover From Dissociative Anxiety
Anxiety and OCD can affect the mind in various ways. Derealization and depersonalization (DPDR) sufferers feel totally detached from reality and in a dream-like trance. I wish to demystify and tackle the terrifying phenomenon of anxiety-induced dissociation.
Anxiety Sidelines Baseball Player Roberto Osuna: A Pitch for Mental Health
Toronto Blue Jays' closer Roberto Osuna is currently warming the bench, citing mental health concerns.
Fight and Prevent Depression by Getting Enough Sleep
Depressed people often suffer from insomnia. But insomnia can also cause depression and other mood disorders. Sleep is important in counteracting and preventing depressive illnesses.
When Good Meds Go Bad: Handling an Anti-Anxiety Side Effect
When I increased my anti-anxiety medication, I started to experience very strange and vivid dreams. In a word, GAH!
It's Not a "Mood" - Wrapping Your Head Around Mental Illness
Mental illness is hard to understand, but please try.
The Ugly Truth About Being a Mother With Depression
Depression is an ugly, black monster. It can turn the nicest people into unbearable beings. A depressed mother is difficult because we want to be the best for our kids—but sometimes we just can't.
Sometimes Survival Means Being a Poser: Living With Anxiety
"Fake it 'til you make it" is sometimes the world's best mantra. I have a family, a job, and responsibilities to take care of—which means I can't let my anxiety get the best of me.
Gender Differences in Veterans and How It Affects P.T.S.D.
This article is about how a veteran's gender affects the rates of P.T.S.D., suicide, and the battle-like experience of coming home from war.
Medical Phobias: The Irrational Fear of Blood, Injections, and Injury
About 10% of the population suffers from an irrational fear of needles and injections. Medical phobias—fear of blood, injections, and injury—differ from other types of phobias in key ways.
Living With Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder (Revised 2020)
The destructive effects of bipolar disorder can be minimized when properly treated. Recognize the symptoms and seek treatment before it destroys your life and the lives of those you love.
Emotional Hangovers: Anxiety and Depression After a Night of Heavy Drinking
A night of heavy drinking can often lead to an overwhelming feeling of temporary depression the morning after. Let's explore this phenomenon and uncover treatment methods and preventive options.
Rainy Days and Mondays: Why Do We Feel Sad and Depressed?
For many, changes in the weather affect mood. For some this can lead to serious issues, such as seasonal affective disorder. Learn more about these effects and what you can do to combat them.
Cure Agoraphobia and Reclaim Your Life in 10 Steps
I am a recovered agoraphobic. This is the 10-step program I used to help overcome the fears that had taken control of my life.
A Letter to My Six-Year-Old Self: My Battle With Emetophobia
The author writes a letter to his six-year-old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia.
How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel
Bed bug related anxiety, paranoia, and stress can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to cope with the stress with the stress of having bed bugs. Understand how bed bugs cause stress and anxiety in both yourself and your children.
A List of Coping Skills for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression
This is a list of positive and negative coping skills. Positive coping skills benefit you while negative coping skills cost you something. Use these coping strategies to help you manage stress.
What You Should Know About Anxiety Disorder Medication
Do you know everything you should about your anti-anxiety medication? Do they help? Are they a cure?
Why Do I Pick at My Skin? Dermatillomania Causes and Symptoms
Dermatillomania is a disorder in which one has the urge to pick at one's skin, especially in times of anxiety or stress. I've experienced this condition since I was a child.
Serotonin's Role in Depression and How SSRIs Can Help
In 1975, Swedish researcher Marie Asberg found a direct relationship between low serotonin levels in depression and aggressive behavior. How do SSRIs help with depression?