Category Archives: Anxiety

314. More Depression in the World Today

The rate of antidepressant use in the United States rose by 400 percent between 1988 and 2008, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some reasons why: There is much more awareness these days of mental illnesses. … Continue reading

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253. On the Edge of a Great Chasm

There was a scene from many years ago when I was so anxious and the tension in my body so great that it felt as if I had two hernias in my groin that were ready to explode. In meditation, … Continue reading

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214. A Combination of Things

Barbara Altman, an author and presenter on the themes of depression, anxiety, and psychosis, started a discussion on What is the best way to help someone with depression and anxiety?  Here is a response from Carole Zirlin, a psychologist from … Continue reading

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209. The Great “Yes”

Those of us who have lived with fears, anxiety, and depression are well aware of all the “no” circumstances and situations in life. “No, you will never get another job.” “No, you will never escape this depression.” “No, your anxiety … Continue reading

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By Stanley Popovich Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As … Continue reading

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160. Response to a Panic Attack

It was May 16, 2006, when I experienced a panic attack so severe I didn’t  know who I was when looking into a mirror. I had been depressed, but this event came out of the blue.  I was so out … Continue reading

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159. Panic Disorder

The following came from Johns Hopkins Health Alerts. Panic Disorder: Sudden and Terrifying Anxiety is a common, normal, and often useful response to life’s challenges and dangers. But in people who suffer from an anxiety disorder, anxiety levels spin out … Continue reading

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