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Lynne Taetzsch

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Lynne is an abstract painter and writer from Ithaca, New York. She wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder.

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Treating Sleep Disturbances Caused by Anxiety

I don’t know how many nights I have lain awake worrying about something I did, something I need to do, or something disastrous that’s about to happen. It’s amazing how everything seems more ominous and hopeless in the dark. When I know at the beginni...

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What Does Social Anxiety Disorder Keep You from Doing?

Does social anxiety disorder keep you from going out with friends, joining clubs, or working out at the gym? Does it limit what kind of jobs you apply for, or perhaps keep you from leaving a job you hate because you are fearful of facing the challeng...

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Coping With Low-Level Generalized Anxiety

Last night I woke up four or five times feeling vaguely anxious, which is pretty much the story of this past week, even though I have nothing in particular to feel anxious about. At times like this, the superstitious part of my brain starts thinking, ...

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When Anxiety Is Tied to Hormonal and Other Changes

Several women I know are perfectly fine most of the time, but once a month they experience heightened anxiety, irritability, and other mood changes. When such symptoms occur according to hormone cycles, they are considered the result of PMS (premenst...