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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

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

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

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...

By Merely Me

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Anxious Personalities: Which Type are You?

Although everyone feels anxious to some extent, there are some personalities which seem more prone to feeling stress and anxiety. I am going to list some of the traits and mindsets of some of the different types of anxious personalities.

By Merely Me

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