Eddie McNamara

Eddie McNamara

Health Writer

Eddie McNamara is a 9/11 first-responder and former cop turned vegetarian chef and author. He's been living with panic disorder and PTSD for 17 years, and he'll be sharing his experiences, thoughts, and seriously hard-won advice every month. Check out all his columns for "Panic in the Streets."

Latest Articles by Eddie McNamara

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Panic in the Streets

The Recipe for Anxiety Relief

News flash: There's no single fix for chronic anxiety. Instead, you've got to do all the things to catch a real break.

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Panic in the Streets

Hangxiety: The Truth About Anxiety and Alcohol

Curious why you wake up all panicky after a night of drinking? Our columnist breaks down exactly what’s happening.

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Panic in the Streets

Imposter Syndrome is Real

And it's a real drain on your mental health. Our columnist shares how he manages his own imposterism—and how you can, too.

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Panic in the Streets

Married to Anxiety

Our columnist has two decades of experience managing anxiety in his relationship. You don't want to miss this advice.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Corona Memes That'll Make You Smile

Sometimes you just have to laugh so you don't cry. And in this time of constant coronavirus worry and fear, we're totally there.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Panic and Purpose in the Pandemic

Finding it hard to breathe even though you have zero symptoms of COVID-19? You’re so not alone. Our "Panic in the Streets" columnist shares his advice for dealing with anxiety in the time of corona.

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Panic in the Streets

Accepting My Anxiety, Breath by Breath

It sounds so simple, but truly coming to terms with your condition is anything but. Eddie McNamara shares the methods that have helped him most.

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Panic in the Streets

Coming Off My SSRI Was a Living Nightmare

But I lived to tell about it. Here’s what it was like—and what you should know before you try tapering your anxiety or depression meds, too.