Fear and stress reactions are essential for human survival. They enable people to pursue important goals and to respond appropriately to danger. In a healthy individual, the stress response (fight or flight) is provoked by a genuine threat or challenge and is used as a spur for appropriate action.
An anxiety disorder, however, involves an excessive or inappropriate state of arousal characterized by feelings of apprehension, uncertainty, or fear. The word is derived from the Latin, ang...Read more
Fear is not necessarily a bad thing. It helps us stay focused and alert to danger. We instill fear into our children from the time they... Read more »
It's almost here. The holiday season. For many with anxiety disorders, this time of the year is scary. There are holiday parties you are... Read more »
As the holiday season gets under way, stress builds. While we accept the rushed days and the added pressure, children also feel the stress... Read more »