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Self-Care for Anxiety and Panic Disorders

4 comments – Posted in: Anxiety, Physical Health

Woman hugging self - self careSelf-care is key for people living with anxiety and panic disorders. While formal mental health treatment plays an important role in managing anxiety and panic disorders, especially for people with severe symptoms, not everyone has the ability to pursue clinical treatment. Even among people who take medication or attend therapy, self-care is beneficial.

Most people naturally practice self-care for mental health. A 2017 study published in Military Medicine found that 98 percent of people use self-management techniques to cope with stress and anxiety.[1]

However, not everyone gravitates toward healthy forms of self-management. While some people use positive habits to promote strong mental health, others turn to substance use and isolation to avoid difficult emotions rather than address them.

This guide discusses research-backed self-care strategies for anxiety and panic disorders so patients can make informed decisions about mental health self-care.
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OCD: What Is It? How Is It Treated?

2 comments – Posted in: OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCD Washing handsWe all know people who are much more neat, clean and orderly than others. These traits are entirely appropriate in many situations on the job and at home.

In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) these traits are carried to an extreme and disruptive degree.

People with OCD can spend hours of each day cleaning, tidying, checking, or ordering — to the point where these activities interfere with the rest of their daily lives.

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Grinding Your Gears: How Stress is Ruining Your Teeth

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Angry woman, bruxismSeventy-seven percent of people experience physical symptoms of stress. From financial pressures to relationship concerns, this stress invades our life and can have a major consequence on our bright, pearly whites.

Chronic anxiety can lead to bad habits that destroy, damage, and rot our teeth.

From grinding to poor dental hygiene, find out how your stress could be affecting your smile: 
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Woodworking as PTSD/CPTSD Therapy

2 comments – Posted in: PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

WoodworkingThere are many people who take part in woodworking as a hobby or as a career because they enjoy the accomplishments of the projects that they have worked on.

There’s nothing like the experience of working on a project and then successfully completing it.

What many people don’t know is that woodwork is very therapeutic, especially for people who suffer from conditions such as CPTSD and PTSD. The act of using your hands to create something of great detail will create a sense of accomplishment, peace of mind, and an anxiety-free mood.
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How to Know If You’re Stressed Out or Suffering From Anxiety

0 comments – Posted in: Anxiety, Stress

Fraying rope - anxiety and stressLife throws many curve balls at us, and each curve ball has the chance to leave us feeling stressed.

Changes in life, material or otherwise, short-term or long-term, leave a lasting mark on our personalities and actions.

However, in life, with the rapid pace of modern life, it’s often quite easy to get lost in the concept of whether or not you are stressed out, or if the issue might be more severe.

So, are you stressed? Or are you anxious?
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