What is Generalized Anxiety?

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Review and summary of “What is Anxiety?”  As noted in What is Anxiety, one of the most common types of anxiety is related to the difficulties caused by major life changes.  Common examples include both positive changes such as a marriage, new baby, graduation, job change, positive move, etc.  Negative changes include loss of a job, financial pressure, divorce, death…

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What Causes Generalized Anxiety?

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Generalized anxiety often occurs as a result of repressed emotions you may not even know you have. Common causes include: 1. experiencing one or many difficult life changes. The stress is so great that it overloads your normal coping capacity and the body’s “fight, flight or freeze” stress response is activated (more on this in future articles).  Without tools to…

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New Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress: PTSD

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In order to understand this new treatment, it is important to know what causes Post Traumatic Stress and how targeting these causes provides relief.  What Causes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD is caused by a traumatic event.  Although we usually think of trauma as a car accident, severe abuse, assault or combat.   You may have…

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Is stress effecting your health? Take this quick stress test to see.

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The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory Anxiety and stress result from having too many major life changes too quickly.   Take this quick test to see if anxiety and stress may be effecting your health. Write down the number listed on the left for every event you have experienced in the past year.  Add all of the numbers together for your…

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Risks and Benefits of Anti-Anxiety Medications

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Anti-anxiety medications are a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.  The most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin (clonazepan), and Valium (diazepam). The benefits of anti-anxiety medication 1. The number one benefit of anti-anxiety medication is the obvious. They very effectively stop anxiety and put the mind and body in a relaxed state of peace and calm. 2….

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Boundaries offer Freedom from Anxiety in Frisco / Plano TX: Take the Quick Boundary Quiz

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Boundaries create freedom from anxiety and are a must for inner  peace. Are your boundaries weak, rigid or just right? Take the quick quiz below. Place a check mark beside each behavior that fits for you.  Then count the number of check marks in each category.  The category with the most check marks will reflect your boundaries. If you have…

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Happiness: Are you an innie or an outie?

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Do your emotions go up and down depending on your circumstances?  Probably so, it’s normal.  A better question is, do you soothe your emotions from inside or outside of yourself? Soothing your emotions from outside of yourself is a concept called external locus of control.  Meaning you rely on external ways to manage feelings. Common cultural attempts to soothe feelings…

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4 Things Peaceful People Do for Serenity

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Peaceful people do things differently.  And here are 4 ways that you can too: 1.  Peaceful people know their limits.  They don’t overextend themselves beyond their comfort level.   They know their limits with time, work, energy, eating, spending, drinking, entertaining. They practice balance in all things.  They identify times of extra stress and adjust accordingly.  So they are realistic…

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