Generalized Anxiety Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Taking Psychotropic Medications Safely
Common questions about taking psychotropic medications, those affecting the mind, emotions and behavior, for mood, anxiety, and other problems.

Self-Medicating Anxiety: Not a Long-term Solution
How concerned should you be about using alcohol and drugs to cope with anxiety? Five ways to begin to evaluate your substance use pattern are reviewed.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Substance Use
If you find yourself using substances to manage anxiety, it's not likely to be a good solution. Learn more about GAD and substance use disorders.

Finding Mental Health Services You Can Afford
Unsure of what mental health treatment is going to cost? Here's a road map for navigating the ins and outs of finding good care that you can afford.

Environmental Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Discussion of environmental causes of generalized anxiety disorder.

Anxiety as a Secondary Emotion
A secondary emotion is one that is experienced in place of another emotion that is difficult for the person to feel or express.

Self-Medicating Anxiety? How to Stop Substance Use
If you struggle with anxiety, using substances to cope is a risky proposition. Several options to change your relationship with substances are reviewed.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Eating Disorders
Most people get anxious. And many people diet. But what does it mean to have GAD or an eating disorder? What are the differences between them?

Letting Go of Emotion Myths
Break free of emotion myths - and their consequences - and learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings without judging them.

Staying Ahead of College Anxiety
There are many ways that anxiety can manifest itself in college students, especially those with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Learn 5 strategies to help curb anxiety.

Connect with School Resources
Strategies to make today’s anxiety more manageable, and to help students cope with stressors of tomorrow.

Play Smart, Not Hard
Strategies to make today’s anxiety more manageable, and to help students cope with stressors of tomorrow.

Sleep and Eat Well (Exercise Too!)
Strategies to make today’s anxiety more manageable, and to help students cope with stressors of tomorrow.

Express the Worry
Strategies to make today’s anxiety more manageable, and to help students cope with stressors of tomorrow.

Use Nerves to Make a Plan
Strategies to make today’s anxiety more manageable, and to help students cope with stressors of tomorrow.

Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD
Discussion on the causes of generalized anxiety disorder or GAD, which can be environmental, biological, or a combination of factors.

Anxiety: How Much Is Too Much?
The point at which worry becomes a problem can be subjective, but here are some questions to ask yourself (and others) to assess the severity of your anxiety.

What is the Difference between GAD and Social Anxiety Disorder?
Learn the distinguishing features of generalized and social anxiety disorders.

Common Misconceptions About Psychotherapy
Learn why there are so many misconceptions about psychotherapy, and what to expect as you start treatment.

How Anxiety Can Cause Relationship Problems
Read the common ways that anxiety can negatively impact relationships, including suspiciousness, neediness, impulsiveness, and more.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Marijuana
Read a discussion of using marijuana for anxiety symptoms, including use for self-medicating, consequences of marijuana use, and more.

What Elite Athletes Can Teach Us About Anxiety Management
Learn from elite athletes about how to manage anxiety while playing the game of life and how you can incorporate their techniques into your life.

What is the difference between GAD and OCD?
Some of the characteristics of generalized anxiety disorder and OCD overlap, but they are distinct conditions. Learn how to distinguish these two problems.

GAD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Read a discussion on the difference between GAD and PTSD. Read about the common misunderstandings of the two, and how to tell the difference.

4 Ways to Manage Anxiety about Terrorism
In the wake of traumatic events, anxiety is common. Here are a few ways to manage and move beyond worries.

Top 5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety
Read this list of the best 5 coping strategies for anxiety, which includes relaxing, remembering it will pass, and reassurance.

Understanding Learned Helplessness and Anxiety
Learned helplessness can develop in people struggling with generalized anxiety disorder. Learn more about what learned helplessness is and how it's treated.

Substance Use and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Learn more about how anxiety is linked to tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, and other forms of substance abuse.

Young Adults and Their Mental Health
Results of an online survey about perceptions of mental health and suicide awareness among younger and older adults in the U.S.

Signs You May Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. If these signs sound like you, you may want to seek treatment.

5 Ways to Defuse Anxious Thoughts
Exercises to help you detach from beliefs that are not serving you well, and how to stop yourself from having anxious thoughts.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for GAD
ACT is a psychotherapy approach that fosters cognitive flexibility through acceptance and a commitment to living out your most important values.

A Guide to GAD Treatment for Children and Teens
What you need to know about the help that can help your anxious child or teen.

Biological Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Research is producing a range of findings about how our genes can influence our psychological makeup, from personality quirks to the development of GAD.

Medications for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Gain a better understanding of the drug treatment options and differences in medication for generalized anxiety disorder.

How to Live Out Your Values
Cope with anxiety by keeping focused on your values. Here are two exercises to clarify your most important values and how to live them out day to day.

Late Life Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorders do not discriminate by age. GAD is the most common anxiety disorder in older adults. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment.

Keep a Sleep Log to Help Fight Nighttime Anxiety
This simple self-monitoring tool will help you collect data about your sleep pattern and develop experiments to try and improve it.

Psychotherapy Guide for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
A brief description of the most popular talk therapy treatment methods for GAD.

Overall Prevalence Rates for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Description of the overall prevalence ​rates for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, as well as sex and age differences.

Decatastrophizing: Cognitive Therapy and GAD
Learn how to reduce anxiety by challenging negative thoughts with the

How to Help Yourself with Your Anxiety
Self-help refers to less formal, but potentially beneficial, ways to address anxiety symptoms. Here is a list of some self-help books on anxiety.

8 Ways to Achieve a More Active Lifestyle
Get your blood flowing and calm your mind by increasing your physical activity in subtle ways.

Genetic Vulnerability and Generalized Anxiety Disoder
Genetic vulnerability is a course of study examining family medical history and the potential for developing generalized anxiety disorder

How Anxiety (GAD) and Memory are Linked
Memories can be affected by the presence of generalized anxiety disorder, particularly working memory, which can impact work, school, and home life.

How to Curb Emotional Eating
Do you eat when anxious, depressed, or bored? Learn about emotional eating - what it is, how to assess it, and strategies for change.

Coping With Generalized Anxiety Disorder inCollege
College or university life can be a challenge for students struggling with generalized anxiety disorder, but it can me managed with some preparation.

Sleep, Insomnia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Many people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) struggle with sleep problems. Learn a few simple tricks for alleviating your sleep problems.

GAD and Adjustment Disorder
The differences between generalized anxiety disorder and adjustment disorder are linked to the duration of anxiety and what started the anxiety.

What is GAD? - All About Generalized Anxiety Disorder
A brief overview and introduction to Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Cognitive Distortions and Anxiety
Learn information about common cognitive distortions that negatively affect generalized anxiety disorder and how they can be changed.

DSM-5 Criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
When does worry reach the threshold of an anxiety disorder diagnosis? Here is an overview of DSM-5 symptoms for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and an introduction to how this disorder is most commonly assessed.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Personality Style
Anxiety can be a personality style and disguise other feelings such as anger, guilt and grief. You must look within yourself to see what real feelings may be disguised by anxiety.

Marijuana and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Many people self-medicate in an attempt to control the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Marijuana is a common drug used to try & sooth nerves

Can Yoga Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
More treatments are needed to reach more individuals with GAD. Here's why yoga is a standout option and what the latest research can teach us.

A Workout For Your Body Can Rest Your Mind
Improvements in anxiety are possible within minutes of completing a workout. Here are some tips for establishing an anxiety-reducing exercise routine.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for GAD: What to Expect
What is cognitive behavioral therapy? Who provides this treatment and what should you expect? Here is an introductory overview of this GAD treatment.

Digital Dilemma: Can Technology Help Your State of Mind?
No matter how automated our world becomes, using technology to enhance our well-being is going to require good old-fashioned human effort.

Am I Anxious, Depressed, or Both?
Learn more about anxiety, depression, and the relationship between the two to determine how to go about the business of feeling better.

Breaking the Anxiety Cycle
Anxiety is maintained by a cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learn how to break a link in the chain and end the seemingly endless worry.

How to Cope with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Tools and tips to manage and cope with generalized anxiety disorder, ranging from therapy types to disease state guides.

Unpack the Mental Baggage Afterwards
Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

An Activity Plan
Tis the season of the summer family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

A Map of a Healthy Escape Route
Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

Novel(ty)
Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

Oxygen
Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

Pack a Suitcase with Strategies to Enhance Your Mental Health
Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

Expectation Management Guide
Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.

Teach Your Child How to Unwind
Wondering how to help your child unwind? Here are some kid-friendly exercises to try.

Belly Breathing
Deep “diaphragmatic” breathing helps to slow down the body’s stress response.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Short versions of this relaxation exercise, in which muscles of the body are tensed and released, can be used to help kids let go of worry.

Stretching
Stretching allows pent-up energy to be channeled in a more controlled and calming way.

Visualization
Whereas physical relaxation strategies calm the body, guided imagery aids in relaxation by helping to calm the mind.

Laughter
Laughter relieves stress and helps the body relax by stimulating the organs, firing up circulation, and promoting physical and psychological release.

Personalize It, and Join In!
Don’t hesitate to practice the exercises with your kid, or on your own. Reducing your own stress will of course benefit your child as well.

How to Spot Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens
Learn how to identify common symptoms of generalized anxiety in kids and teens.

Welcome Discomfort
5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.

Stay with Anxiety and Notice As It Changes
5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.

Track Your Progress
5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.

Lean Into Your Worries
5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.

How to Effectively Face Your Fears
Anxiety can be crippling, but these five tips will help you face your fears, so you can finally break up with avoidance.

Congratulate Your Courageous Self
5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.

Repeat or Reinvent the Experience
5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.

Mindfulness and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Coverage of the basics of mindfulness and how it can help treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Why We Believe Worry Helps Us
Unrelenting worry is one of the primary features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. New research shows that holding positive beliefs about your worry—believing it helps you to function as a better person and avoid negative things in life—contributes to maintaining your worry and anxiety. In fact, the results show that the more you buy into the positive beliefs about worry, the more severe your worry may be.

When to Be Concerned about Your Anxious Teen
A review of what's known about milder forms of GAD and how to begin to assess your teen's anxiety.

What Not to Say to Your Anxious Loved One
Here is a sampler of less-than-helpful reactions to your loved one's anxiety, and suggestions for alternative responses.

What Does Anxiety Feel Like? 6 Physical Symptoms.
Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, are characterized by a number of persistent and intense physical symptoms.

5 Ways to Add Relaxation to Your Day
Relaxation is more necessity than luxury. Taking the time to unwind in the ways suggested will help to recharge both your body and your mind.

Minding Holiday Anxiety by Engaging Your 5 Senses
These mindfulness exercises will help you to relieve anxiety and achieve a more peaceful holiday.

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Tracking Anxiety: Charting the Course to Calm
Self-monitoring is a do-it-yourself strategy to learn more about your anxiety patterns, evaluate what types of interventions help, appreciate your successes, and get you back on track if symptoms recur.

How Anxiety is Helpful
Many people think of anxiety in a negative sense. It is an emotion that makes us feel uncomfortable and tense. But anxiety can bring positivity to our lives.

Tips to Help With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Learn tips to help a friend with Generalized Anxiety Disorder including being supportive, finding treatment, and becoming educated.

Living with Someone Living with Anxiety
Anxiety takes its toll on the sufferer, and on his or her loved ones. Get the gears turning with these 5 ways to help a loved one with GAD.

The Opposite of Worry
How worry and its opposite - episodic future thinking - work in generalized anxiety disorder.

Is Your Worry Keeping You Up at Night?
If anxiety is interfering with your sleep, here are some strategies to help you to rest well.

The ABCs of Anxiety & GAD
What is the function of anxiety and what are its parts? Why do we get anxious? How does this look in people with GAD?

Substance Dependence and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Substance dependence is common in those with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) since they use medication, drugs and alcohol to sooth their worries.

Smoking and Anxiety - Effects of Tobacco and Nicotine on GAD
Report on smoking, tobacco and nicotine use, and anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder.

How Can I Help Someone Get Treatment for Anxiety?
Helping someone to seek treatment for anxiety is hard. These are some of the common difficulties, and how to overcome them and effectively communicate your concern.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Worry
You may think that you need your worry, but if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, it is unlikely to be serving you well. When the worry feels out of control, here are a few questions to ask yourself.

How to Reduce Your Anxiety
People with generalized anxiety disorder experience an exaggerated degree of worry to the point that it can become debilitating. Discover six strategies to reduce your anxiety.

Put Relaxation in the Palm of Your Hand
With the advent and popularity of smartphone app technologies, you can now carry self-help strategies in the palm of your hand.

Overcoming Social Stigma for Anxiety
Once you become educated about stigma and your potential problems with anxiety and worry, you can make can active choice to do something to improve your life.

If Your Friend Has Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This is a list of things to avoid doing with a loved one with generalized anxiety disorder. It also provides alternatives to common mistakes.

How Can I Help My Child with GAD?
A child anxiety specialist provides answers to questions commonly asked by parents wanting to help their child with GAD.

Increase Your Mental Health Literacy about Anxiety
Learn more about anxiety problems to prevent, recognize, and manage your mental health.

3 Myths about Anxiety
Is anxiety always a bad thing? Can anxiety be changed? Do others know how anxious you feel? Distinguishing anxiety fact from fiction.

Deciding to Disclose GAD to Your Employer
Tips on how to make Generalized Anxiety Disorder known to employers.

Evolution and Anxiety
Evolutionary psychology is a growing field that is attempting to unify the variety of perspectives on human behavior, including anxiety.

Breathing Techniques to Calm the Mind and Body
Our breath goes with us everywhere. Here are 3 ways to use it to invite a relaxation response, calming the body and quieting the anxious mind.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Careers
Generalized anxiety disorder can have a significant impact on your career, limiting your employment options and opportunities for promotions.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Procrastination
When it comes to procrastination, there are three major sources: perfectionism, worrying about results and low self-efficacy.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Self-Esteem
Discussion of how to improve self-esteem for people with anxiety problems

Anti-Anxiety Apps Adapting Evidence-Based Psychotherapies
5 anti-anxiety apps that align with evidence-based psychotherapy approaches are reviewed.

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An index of categories in the

Thinking About Your Thinking
Identifying cognitive distortions (i.e., biased thoughts) that worsen anxiety.

The Difference Between Normal Anxiety and GAD
Differentiating between normal anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder can be tricky. Learn whether or not your anxiety qualifies as a disorder.

Travel to the Future to Put Worries in Perspective
A worrier's instinct is to look to the past to justify worry in the present or to catastrophize about the future. Here is a better way to time travel.

The Risks of Masking Your Anxiety
Adopting a ‘grin-and-bear-it’ public persona to mask feelings and worries can have a mounting toll on your well-being.

How Worry Affects Generalized Anxiety
Research shows that worry is the top predictor of excessive worry in GAD.

Why Do We Feel?
All emotions serve a purpose. Learn more about your feelings to determine exactly what they might be trying to tell you (and others).

5 Steps to Problem-Solving
Steps to take from worry towards resolution of solvable worries.

Worrying Versus Problem-Solving
People often think that worrying is the same as problem-solving. In fact, they could not be more different. What kinds of worries are solvable?

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