10 Must-Read Articles on Anxiety From 2016

by Eileen Bailey Health Writer

If you or someone you love is living with anxiety, we have information to help. Here are 10 must-read articles on the topic posted on HealthCentral in 2016.

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Apps for Self-Monitoring Anxiety

Paying attention to your symptoms of anxiety and learning about triggers is an important part of your treatment and provides valuable information to share with your doctor. There are a number of apps to help you keep track of your anxiety symptoms.

Unhappy couple in bed.

Do You Have Relationship OCD?

Are you preoccupied with thoughts about your relationship? Questions such as, “Do I really love this person?” “Is he the right person?” or “Will I feel this way forever?” can fill you with doubts and eat away at your relationship.

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How Thought Cycles Maintain Anxiety

Anxiety often breeds negative thought cycles, which can lead to isolating behaviors. Expert Jerry Kennard explains how these thought cycles develop and what you can do to avoid them.

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What Not to Do When Your Child Is Anxious

Here are five ways parents inadvertently increase anxiety in their children and changes you can make to help your child better manage anxious feelings.

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4 Obstacles That Prevent People With Anxiety From Seeking Treatment

Only about one-third of people with an anxiety disorder seek out treatment. Find out the four main reasons people avoid treatment, and what steps you can take to overcome them.

Worried woman biting her fingernail.

How Rules Both Help and Hinder Social Anxiety

For people with social anxiety, common social rules help to guide behavior. But rules can also hold you back, because when you follow them too closely, you lose the flexibility that allows you to adapt to different situations.

Mother leaving her child with a grandparent.

Working Moms: Is It Possible to Have a Work/Life Balance?

Most working moms search for the elusive work/life balance that will allow them to successfully juggle responsibilities at home and work without feeling stressed and drained. Read about three suggestions for managing your priorities.

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Let's Build That Confidence

You can develop confidence at any age or stage in your life. Read about how confidence develops and what you can do to improve yours.

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The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep in Combatting Anxiety

Research shows that not getting enough sleep can increase anxiety levels and cause other health problems. Unfortunately, many people with anxiety have a difficult time getting a good night’s sleep.

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Battling Anxiety at Work: A Change in Perception

For many people with anxiety, the work environment is a major source of stress. When you can’t change your environment, it is sometimes helpful to change your perception.

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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.