What Is Anxiety?

Feeling extreme fear or worry can be a problem, particularly if it interferes with daily life. There are many types of anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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It Took 2 Years of Suffering Panic Attacks Before I Finally Sought Help for My Anxiety

When Weng Cheong had her first panic attack at 18, she thought she might die. Now 23, she shares her struggle with these terrifying episodes and coming to terms with having anxiety.
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12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

The symptoms of anxiety can be hard to detect. Find out the anxiety disorder symptoms experts say you should pay attention to, and how to know if you're having an anxiety attack.
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Ask Yourself These 3 Questions to Stop Overthinking a Problem

Licensed clinical social worker Amy Morin explains how to differentiate between problem-solving and overthinking in her new book, '13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do.'
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The 10 Best Foods to Reduce Anxiety

Shut down anxious thoughts by grabbing the right foods from your fridge.
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3 Yoga Stretches to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Are you holding tension in your neck, back, and shoulders? Try these yoga stretches you can do almost anywhere. Yoga expert Kristin McGee demonstrates three effective, stress-busting moves in this video.