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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Anxiety and High Blood Pressure

When you are feeling overly anxious, your heart rate might quicken, you may have sweaty palms, experience shaking or chest pain. Your blood pressure may go up. But once the situation resolves itself and the anxiety provoking moment is over, your body ...

By Eileen Bailey

Acute Stress vs. Chronic Stress

Stress can come from many different places and be short-lived or long-lasting. Based on the factors contributing to your stress, symptoms and treatment may vary. Acute Stress Acute Stress is short-lived. It can be beneficial and create motivation. Fo...

By Eileen Bailey

9 Common Obsessions Associated with OCD

Hand washing, repeatedly checking on things, excessive organization, and ruminating about relationships are among the hallmarks of obsessive compulsive disorder. Learn about even more and what to do.

By Eileen Bailey

On Processing Life's Difficult Emotions: Breaking Free From Anger, Grief, and Fear

Anger, grief, and fear are some of life's difficult emotions. The secret to freeing yourself from their hold? Recognizing them and taking ownership of them, says mental health advocate Mike Veny.

By Mike Veny

Acute Stress Disorder in the Elderly

Acute stress disorder (ASD) occurs after a traumatic event of some kind. Learn how to identify and treat ASD in the elderly.

By Eileen Bailey

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your 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., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Ulcerative Colitis and Anxiety: How to Manage It

Living with IBD can lead to a life full of anxiety. Here are some tips for how to handle it, especially when you're worried about flares.

By Erica Sanderson

Childhood Asthma May Be Linked to Adult Anxiety

Researchers at Penn State conducted a study to learn more about the association between child asthma and the risk for developing anxiety in adulthood.

By Diane Domina

9 Ways to Manage Stress After a Natural Disaster

Up to 40 percent of victims of natural disasters develop PTSD. Learn practical ways to manage your stress when nature’s wrath comes, such as establishing a routine and self-care.

By Therese Borchard

Signs That Your Cortisol Levels May Be Too High

Cortisol is produced in response to stress. When your body's under chronic stress, cortisol levels remain high and you can be more susceptible to disease.

By Allison Bush

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.