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Jerry Kennard

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Reducing Stress Provides Allergy Relief

For most of us in the Northern hemisphere the prospect of some warmth from summer sunshine is a long overdue treat. But the downside of the spring and summer months is the looming prospect of itchy eyes, sore throats, sneezing and blocked or runny noses.   Last year an estimated 24 million Americans were diagnosed with hay fever and it seems... Read moreChevron
posted 04/17/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Are Your Toddler's Fears Normal or an Early Sign of Anxiety?

As we learn and understand more about anxiety disorders, we have come to understand that early warning signs shouldn’t be ignored. Addressing them early helps to prevent problems later. This has some parents worried about their young children and whether sudden and intense fears might be an early sign of an anxiety disorder. In most cases,... Read moreChevron
posted 04/14/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Anticipatory Anxiety

It happens when you worry about some event in the future. You usually anticipate the worst possible outcome and then dwell on that possibility. The more you think about it, the worse the outcome becomes until you want nothing more than to avoid the whole situation. Anticipatory anxiety is intense worrying about a future event. It frequently... Read moreChevron
posted 04/07/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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Seven Anxiety Conditions and Interpretations

Psychologists will often refer to they ways in which anxiety sufferers ‘misinterpret’ the actual threat level of a feared situation. In fact these misinterpretations, and the sensations that precede them, vary according to the particular anxiety disorder. For example:   Specific phobia: the symptoms of a specific phobia kick in... Read moreChevron
posted 04/04/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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Key Symptoms of Specific Anxiety Disorders

Specific Phobia: Sometimes people fear a particular object or situation even though there is likely to be little or no danger resulting from them. Common examples include heights, spiders, snakes or flying but there are many more. A person who is phobic is likely to become extremely anxious if confronted by the thing that frightens... Read moreChevron
posted 04/01/2014, comments (0)|

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