Anxiety Disorders

Expert information and cutting-edge research on different kinds of anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, with inspiring testimonials from patient experts.

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What You Need to Know About Globus Hystericus

Anxiety can sometimes cause a lump-in-the-throat sensation known as globus hystericus. Learn about this condition and what you can do to relieve discomfort.

By Merely Me

Stress-Related Fatigue: What You Should Know

There is stress, and there is chronic stress - a condition that makes you feel hopeless and fatigued. Learn more about stress-related fatigue and what you can do to improve your health.

By Eileen Bailey

Going to the Doctor for Anxiety: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Just like a job interview, it is helpful to prepare for your first visit with a doctor for anxiety. Here are some tips on questions to ask and what to expect from your visit.

By Eileen Bailey

IEPs and Your Child's Anxiety: What You Should Know

When anxiety interferes with a child's ability to learn, he or she may be eligible for special services and accommodations, such as an IEP, in the classroom. Learn more about the resources that are available.

By Eileen Bailey

Don't Let the Fear of Losing a Loved One Keep You From Living

The fear that your loved ones will become ill and/or die is relatively common and may appear any time after grief or a trauma related to loss. One woman shares her coping strategies to live fully now.

By Merely Me

Anxiety-Induced Heart Palpitations: 8 Coping Strategies

Although extremely frightening at times, heart palpitations are a common symptom of anxiety. Learn more about palpitations, when you should get help, and how to prevent them.

By Eileen Bailey

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Right for You?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), although popular and effective, isn't for everyone. Here are five reasons it might not be the right treatment for you.

By Merely Me

Is It an Obsession or a Compulsion?

Obsessions and compusions share similar characteristics but are different. Learn about what distinguishes one from the other.

By Eileen Bailey

What to Know About Anxiety Medication

Benzodiazepine medication can be helpful for anxiety. They are quick-acting and effective. However, they aren't without risks. Here are ten things you should know about anxiety medication.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

10 Common Anxiety Triggers

Like anxiety itself, triggers are highly individual, ranging from certain food ingredients to smells. Learns about these common anxiety triggers to better identify your own.

By Eileen Bailey

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.