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A Panic Attack On Live TV? ABC News Anchor Dan Harris Reflects

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Panic drives us to do some strange things. It drives us to find a way to escape — to flee from — the uncomfortable physical and mental sensations.


Letter To A Panicker Whose World Is Quickly Shrinking

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Even the tiniest baby steps can keep that dreaded circle of safety from closing in on you.


Zoloft and Klonopin Sing A Frustrating Lullaby

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Here’s what my days have looked like lately: wake up around noon. Wash up, put “real” clothes on (maybe), and immediately regret waking up so late. Thanks, meds.


Breathe Easy This Weekend With A Simple Web App

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

I present you with this clever little web app for breathing by Twitter user @oatsbarley. You can customize the app’s parameters to speed up or slow down the inhale/exhale indicator to your liking.


Lift The Burden By Changing “Should” To “Want”

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

There’s dreadful sense of verbal oppression that comes along with the word “should”, and replacing that word with “want” can help to lift the burdensome pressure.


Withdrawing From Celexa: Yeah, Um, That Didn’t Really Work

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

That’s where I gave up. If I couldn’t even check the mail without Xanax, I couldn’t survive day-to-day life with a fetus swimming around in my uterus. Would it drown in my adrenaline?


Anxiety As A Big Fat Jerk: Letting Go Of The Rope

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Is anxiety a monster? Is anxiety a roadblock? Is anxiety a train without brakes? Is anxiety war? The metaphor that you use to describe your anxiety probably tells you something about how you view your anxiety — and your recovery process.


Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What ELSE Can I Do?

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Have an anxiety disorder? Hate being sick? Throw some cold meds into the mix and you might really end up feeling bonkers.


Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What Can I Do?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Why overload my body with a medicine that might be just as effective at half strength?


Distract Yourself From Anxiety With These iPhone Puzzle Games

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Whenever I’m feeling the first few rumblings of panic in my gut, a simple distraction can make a huge difference in my anxiety level.


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