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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Ways to Stop Stressing Out

Feeling tense? Extreme stress can make you feel like there is nothing you can do, but here are some strategies to stop stressing out once and for all.

By Amanda Page

A Brief History of the Term Stress

The use of the term "stress" has changed over the centuries. Stress now embraces biochemical, behavioral, physiological, and psychological effects. Learn more.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Can Parenting Styles Affect Child Anxiety?

Parenting needs to be tailored to children’s personalities say psychologists and psychiatrist. Find out how and why some children do better with more direction, while being overprotective is dangerous for others.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Anxiety and Vision Problems

One of the common side effects of anxiety is some form of distorted vision. The effects can further fuel anxiety and cause the person to feel worse than they already are. Here are some ways to understand the connection better.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

10 Reasons to Consider CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be a very useful psychological treatment used to help people adjust thoughts and behaviors. Psychologist Jerry Kennard provides 10 reasons to consider the treatment.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Are Anxiety and Excitement the Same?

The symptoms of both anxiety and excitement are strikingly similar. Knowing this can provide you with a way to redirect your anxiety into something positive.

By Mike Veny

Aquaphobia: The Fear of Water

Many people are afraid of the water, however, aquaphobia is “an abnormal and persistent fear of water. Suffers of aquaphobia experience anxiety even through they realize the water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub may pose no imminent threa...

By Eileen Bailey

Apps for Self-Monitoring Anxiety

Self-help can be an effectove approach for treating anxiety. These apps are an excellent way to start.

By Eileen Bailey

8 Ways to Cope with Anxiety and Chronic illness

If you are a person who suffers from anxiety and also a chronic medical illness it may seem as though you have been given a double whammy. Here on Health Central we have many sites which help to support the patient who has a chronic illness including...

By Merely Me

Anxious about Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Maybe you have been suffering from anxiety related problems for awhile. You have tried meditation, yoga, deep breathing techniques, exercise,and even supplements to help ease your anxiety. Therapy has helped some but despite all your efforts your anx...

By Merely Me

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.