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PTSD

October 19, 2017

I have panic attacks and I tend to worry about everything to an extreme amount.  A year ago, I started medication which has helped so much.  Recently I started to go to therapy and I was also diagnosed with PTSD from my childhood.  I had a mother that gave me the silent treatment for days […]

Grief & Anxiety

September 21, 2017

My mom died a few months ago and I am devastated. In the last few weeks, I have begun to have panic attacks, or at least that is what my doctor calls them. I’ve never had these attacks before. Why now? First of all, we are so sorry to hear about your mother’s death. We have been through it: My mother died 12 years ago, and I am still struggling to process the loss.

Driving Phobias

August 17, 2017

I have a phobia of driving. Do you have any suggestions?

Caffeine and Anxiety

July 13, 2017

Does my morning coffee increase anxiety ? It seems to help depression. There are several studies that support your experience that caffeine lessens depression...

Anxiety Meds and Weight Gain

June 15, 2017

The short answer: Absolutely! The long answer:

Anxiety Meds

May 18, 2017

We are definitely NOT against the use of medication in the treatment of anxiety. In fact, we both take medication daily and would not be willing to go off it!

Anxious kids in the classroom

April 13, 2017

We’re so glad you found us! And we’re also glad you asked about kids with anxiety because it’s a really really important subject. And with 5 anxious kids between us, we have firsthand experience with childhood anxiety in many different forms.

Election anxiety

March 16, 2017

Since the election in November, I have been feeling very anxious and have had trouble sleeping through the night. During the day my heart pounds for no apparent reason. And I wake up at 2 or 3 every morning and can’t fall back to sleep. I feel so exhausted at work, I can barely concentrate. Can politics cause an anxiety disorder? Am I going to be awake for the next four years? Help me!

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