anxiety

How a Mental Health Gym Can Transform Your Emotional Well-Being

To improve your physical endurance, build up muscle or just bliss out on those exercise-induced endorphins, you can head to the gym or tune in to an online—workout. But what if you could take the same approach to boosting your mental fitness?

How Learning an Instrument as an Adult Helped Me With Brain Fog and Anxiety

During the pandemic, I tried meditation, exercise and sleeping more—but it was learning to play the guitar that...


6 Breathing Exercises for Anxiety That Can Help You Feel Calmer

Breathe your way to relaxation—even when your anxiety is at an all-time high—with these deep breathing exercises.


8 Signs You Desperately Need a Mental Health Day

A mental health day can help build social and emotional balance. Here are signs you need to take a mental...


Dehydration and Anxiety: How to Boost Your Mood with Water

Falling behind on your fluids can worsen anxiety and depression. Here are the symptoms to watch for, plus easy ways...

Post-Pandemic: Coping With the Anxiety of a Changed World

The pandemic isn't quite over, but many people are thinking ahead to post-pandemic life with a mixture of excitement and...


What is Body Dysmorphia? 5 Signs You Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphia is an obsession with a perceived flaw on your face or body. Experts share the signs and how...

Could Your Chest Tightness Be Due to Anxiety? Why It Happens

You should always take chest tightness seriously, but there are ways to help tell if it's from anxiety or something...


Can Anxiety Cause High Blood Pressure?

Anxiety that interferes with everyday life may increase your risk of high blood pressure, but treating the anxiety and the...


Everything You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Anxiety

CBD has shown promise for easing social anxiety and helping people with anxiety disorders. Here's what you need to know.


This Unexpected Technique Can Help Control Anxiety

Here’s how occupying your mind can set you free from anxious thoughts.

Can a Weighted Blanket with Cooling Tech Help Me Sleep (and Not Over-Heat)?

I tried a weighted blanket with cooling tech to see if it could soothe my pandemic anxiety.


‘The Pandemic Is Changing How We Die. I’ve Seen It Firsthand.’

A death doula shares how the pandemic is affecting people’s end-of-life.


How Rumination and Obsessive Thoughts Are Linked to Anxiety and Depression

Rumination and obsessive thoughts can send you on a negative spiral where the only place to go is down. Here's...


What Is Somniphobia? What to Do If You Have Sleep Anxiety

Somniphobia, or sleep anxiety, is when extreme worry and fear about sleep keeps you up at night. Learn how to...


Do You Have Morning Anxiety?

When thoughts and worries hit as soon as your eyes pop open, you may have morning anxiety.

Can You Use Melatonin for Anxiety?

Melatonin supplements can help with sleep problems, but it's unclear if they can help anxiety. Here's what the experts want...


This Is the Most Relaxing Hobby You Can Take Up

Here's a simple, anxiety-soothing way to unwind — and a few more options if that's not the stress reliever you...


3 Tips to Help You Cope With Covid-19 Anxiety

First: Try to recognize the problem well before hitting panic mode.


How to Know If Your Anxiety Is “Normal”

Is a constant, low-grade fear of an impending health scare also cause for worry? We went to experts to find...


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11 Foods that Make Anxiety Worse

What you eat can contribute to anxiety.


Could Laughter Be the Best Medicine for Stress and Anxiety?

In these unprecedented days of stress and anxiety, here's an unlikely outlet: Improv. No, really! Here's why it works.


14 Magic Phrases to Instantly Calm Your Anxiety

Mental health experts reveal "magic" phrases to repeat to help calm anxiety and feel in control when you're overwhelmed with...


How to Know If Your Worries Are a Deeper Problem

At its core, anxiety is the body’s most basic survival mechanism—the fight-or-flight response. No wonder then that in these panicky...


The Best Ways to Respond to Everyone During the Pandemic

An expert shares how to handle the different people you come across—virtually or otherwise—during COVID-19.

6 Ways to Fight Anxiety and Depression During Covid-19

Covid-19 has been a bit of a mood killer, wouldn't you agree? Here, an expert shares the best strategies to...


A Science-Tested 10-Minute Anxiety Fix That Really Works

A 10-minute meditation may help people with anxiety perform better on tasks, a study suggests.


Bad News Can Take a Toll on Your Mental Health—Here’s How to Cope

With the coronavirus pandemic dominating the news, it can be hard not to slip into a funk. Here, a survivor...


12 Simple Ways Therapists Ward off Depression and Anxiety

Therapists have the same emotional highs and lows as everyone else, but they have useful tricks for managing negative emotions.


How CBD Helped One Woman With Anxiety and Sleep Problems

Michelle Smith has anxiety and trouble sleeping and uses a daily CBD tincture, in addition to exercise and meditation, to...


15 Things About Social Anxiety Disorder Psychologists Wish You Knew

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can be a truly debilitating condition. Here, top psychologists explain the symptoms, risks, and treatments of...