Mental Health

Could Your Chest Tightness Be Due to Anxiety? Why It Happens

You should always take chest tightness seriously, but there are ways to help tell if it's from anxiety or something else. Here's what to know.

Can Anxiety Cause High Blood Pressure?

Anxiety that interferes with everyday life may increase your risk of high blood pressure, but treating the anxiety and the...

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Anxiety

CBD has shown promise for easing social anxiety and helping people with anxiety disorders. Here's what you need to know.

5 Happy Hormones and How Boost Them Naturally

Here's what you can do at home to be so much happier.

This Unexpected Technique Can Help Control Anxiety

Here’s how occupying your mind can set you free from anxious thoughts.

6 Things Parents Say that May Trigger Disordered Eating in Kids

Talking to kids about food and weight can be tricky for many parents. Avoid these common phrases that may trigger...

What Is Doomscrolling? What Psychologists Need You to Know

If reading bad news gives you a rush, you may be doomscrolling. Psychologists explain why people do it and how...

Take That, 2020: The Book That Reminded Me Change Is Possible

With everything this year is throwing at us, Hannah Sung writes, it couldn't come at a better time.

How Rumination and Obsessive Thoughts Are Linked to Anxiety and Depression

Rumination and obsessive thoughts can send you on a negative spiral where the only place to go is down. Here's...

Do You Have Morning Anxiety?

When thoughts and worries hit as soon as your eyes pop open, you may have morning anxiety.

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Therapist Who Gets Me?

I never connected with any of my well-meaning, white therapists. The truth is, good intentions are not good enough.

Can You Use Melatonin for Anxiety?

Melatonin supplements can help with sleep problems, but it's unclear if they can help anxiety. Here's what the experts want...

3 Tips to Help You Cope With Covid-19 Anxiety

First: Try to recognize the problem well before hitting panic mode.

Addicted to Your Smartphone? You Might Have Nomophobia

A new study found that 90 percent of young people are suffering from the smartphone-associated anxiety—and it's hurting their health.

How to Know If Your Anxiety Is “Normal”

Is a constant, low-grade fear of an impending health scare also cause for worry? We went to experts to find...

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11 Foods that Make Anxiety Worse

What you eat can contribute to anxiety.

How to Stop Worrying and Have a Happier Life

We may not be able to run away from our worries, but how do we keep them from running our...

12 Facts About Schizophrenia Psychiatrists Wish You Knew

Psychiatrists stress that you're not getting the real story from Hollywood's portrayals of this mental illness. Here's what schizophrenia really...

10 Truths About Postpartum Depression Your Ob-Gyn Wishes You Knew

Postpartum depression can affect a new mom with symptoms like insomnia, irritability, and difficulty bonding.

Is Your Therapy Working? 9 Signs Your Therapist Is Helping You

Are those pricey sessions paying off? Changes in your attitude and lifestyle may tell you if your therapy is working....

Frustrated Your Antidepressants Aren’t Working? Here’s What You Need To Know

About one-third of people on medication for depression don't find relief. Experts explain why.

Michelle Obama Talks About Having “Low-Grade Depression.” Do You Have It Too?

Feeling distressed is common right now. A psychiatrist gives advice on how to handle it.

Can You Ever Stop Taking Antidepressants?

The answer is most likely yes, but the process might look different for people depending on their health, outlook, medical...

Could Laughter Be the Best Medicine for Stress and Anxiety?

In these unprecedented days of stress and anxiety, here's an unlikely outlet: Improv. No, really! Here's why it works.

19 Therapist Tips for Finding Hope in Dark Times

Battling Covid-19, economic hardship, and racial injustice is overwhelming: These therapists offer ways to refuel your hope.

14 Magic Phrases to Instantly Calm Your Anxiety

Mental health experts reveal "magic" phrases to repeat to help calm anxiety and feel in control when you're overwhelmed with...

How to Know If Your Worries Are a Deeper Problem

At its core, anxiety is the body’s most basic survival mechanism—the fight-or-flight response. No wonder then that in these panicky...