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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Apps for Self-Monitoring Anxiety

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

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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...

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Anxiety Over Not Being Perfect: Why Some of Us Crave Perfection

"You are not perfect. Get over it" is the message I tell myself when I am stressed out over not being superwoman. Yet as much as I tell myself this truth I still fail to embrace the concept fully. It is this trait, the desire for perfectio...

Woman going for a jog outdoors in the winter to combat seasonal anxiety.

Anxiety in the Winter

How much does weather affect our moods? After years of research, scientists still aren’t exactly sure. It is generally believed that weather does impact how we feel, however, no one is sure how strong the link is between the weather and our mood.

Spike in blood pressure due to anxiety.

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 ...

Obsessively washing hands could be sign of OCD

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.