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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.

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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.

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6 Tips for Managing Anxiety with UC

An IBD diagnosis can lead to a life of anxiety, especially when you're worried about flares. Follow these tips to control anxiety and live a fulfilling life.

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Blindsided By Cancer? Take a Deep Breath…

Diagnosed with cancer? Here's how to quickly achieve the calm, clear mind you need to move forward.

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Does Psoriatic Arthritis Make You Anxious?

Social anxiety is a powerful mental health issue faced by many people living with psoriatic arthritis. Here are 3 tips to feel more at ease with your condition.

Man unable to sleep.

Is Anxiety Keeping You Up at Night? How to Get Sleep

Poor sleep causes anxiety, and anxiety causes poor sleep. Here are some practical strategies to interrupt the cycle and get good rest.

Woman writing in a journal.

How to Stop Ruminating

Ruminations or obsessions are a common symptom of depression and anxiety. Find out what causes ruminations and some strategies to reduce them.

Summer sky with thermometer reading 100 degrees.

Does Summer Heat Increase Anxiety?

Does the extreme heat of the summer increase anxiety? Eileen Bailey explores the triggers behind summer anxiety, symptoms of reverse SAD, and offers some ways to cope.

Control freak.

Is Your Anxiety Turning You Into a Control Freak?

One way of coping with anxiety is to try to control everything around you. Learn tips on how to manage your anxiety and recognize your need for control.