Mental Health

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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Should You Use Ketamine to Treat PTSD?

Our "Panic in the Streets" columnist speaks to a doctor who’s been treating patients for years. Here’s what he found out.

By Eddie McNamara

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Is Pandemic Anxiety Changing Your Sex Drive?

A lot of us are super anxious right now, and that can contribute to a decrease (or increase) in our desire to get it on.

By Sarah Ellis
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Should Routine Anxiety Screenings Be a Thing?

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative is recommending that all women over 13 years old get screened for anxiety, due to its prevalence and far-reaching impacts on quality of life.

By Sarah Ellis
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How Stress and Anxiety Impact Erectile Dysfunction

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.
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Classroom Interventions for Kids with Anxiety Disorders

Although anxiety does not necessarily impact a child’s academic abilities, it can affect their ability to learn. Parents and teachers can work together to help a child succeed in the classroom.

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Harrison Ford Talk About His Fear of Public Speaking

It is hard to believe, watching a movie like Indiana Jones that Harrison Ford is scared of anything, but in his own words, “It’s people I’m scared of.” [In Normal Conversation, 2000, Bob Thomas, Associated Press] Harrison Ford suffers from anxiety. I...

By Eileen Bailey
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Surprising Triggers for Anxiety Attacks

This is the Part V of V Share Posts pertaining to categories of “triggers” that can “get the ball rolling” or accelerate your anxiety. If you’re reading this post first, you may want to go back and read Understanding the Vicious Cycle of Panic," ...

By Jennifer L. Fee, Psy.D.
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Heart Palpitations and Anxiety Attacks: Should You Worry?

Many people experience heart palpitations during an anxiety attack. This pounding of your heartbeat can cause you to feel as if you are having a heart attack or as if you are going to die. The good news is that heart palpitations are often not seriou...

By Eileen Bailey
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How to Manage Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms

Understand the many symptoms of withdrawal and learn how to overcome them.

By Eileen Bailey
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Can Stressful Life Events Predict Mental Illness?

We have known for some time that stress can exacerbate any physical or mental illness. Some weeks ago I did an interview with Dr. Nitin Sethi, a New York neurologist who sees the effects of stress on patients who come to see him for neurological diso...

By Anne Windermere
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How to Help People Cope with the Medical-Procedure Anxiety

Medical procedures vary greatly as to the extent of intrusiveness and complexity. Despite this even the simplest procedures can generate high levels of anxiety in patients. Unfamiliar surroundings and smells, strange people speaking in jargon and lac...

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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 Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

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