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Jerilyn Ross

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Jerilyn was an American psychotherapist, phobia expert, and mental health activist. She wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Anxiety Disorders.

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How to Control Your Anxiety, Worry, and Stress

May is Mental Health Month, a good time to pay special attention to our mental health and well-being, especially during stressful economic times. But we all know that anxiety and stress can take hold year-round, regardless of the economy’s ups and do...

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Treating Anxiety Disorders with Medications

I consulted Justine Kent, MD, for the latest information about treating anxiety disorders with medications. Dr. Kent isan Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. Read on to learn what s...

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Help For College Students With Anxiety Disorders

College campuses have filled up across the country, and most students are excited about starting a new school year. But one in eight will experience unrelenting anxiety, terrifying panic attacks, or irrational life-altering repetitive routines. These ...

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Facing Down Panic Attacks

You’re walking down the street, driving along the highway, or enjoying a movie when suddenly, for no apparent reason, you feel lightheaded, your heart is pounding, and you feel as if you’re losing your mind or going to die. If you have had that exper...