anxiety

A look at anxiety in its many forms and manifestations; what is the nature of this specific pattern of extreme fear and worry?

Health Anxiety - An Invisible Demon
If you speak to someone with Health Anxiety (HA) they will often be able to pinpoint where it all began. For some it will be, although deeply unpleasant, a mere episode triggered by trauma, one in whi...
Bethany Lefler3 days ago
Anxiety
Let's face it: a lot of people have it. Anxiety. I'm having it right now just writing this. The constant fear of the unknown, of being judged, of being disliked. Now, I'm not a medical professional by...
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Jeni Lee4 days ago
Antsy Teen Lyfe
God I think I am the poster child for anxiety. And the worst part is I don't think I even realized how much anxiety I had. Thank god I just realized how much anxiety I have. In reality, I don't even t...
Jess Varner4 days ago
Mental Health Stigma and My Antidepressants
"I had been simply treading water, settling on surviving and avoiding pain rather than being actively involved in seeking out Life" - Kay Redfield Jamison A year ago last February, I walked out of my ...
Living with Health Anxiety
"Health anxiety is an anxiety condition that is often housed within the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) spectrum of disorders. Those affected by health anxiety have an obsessional preoccupation wi...
Kacey Strachan6 days ago
Living with Anxiety
Living with anxiety is one of the most difficult things. It makes you dread going out every single day because you're scared of having a panic attack, so you decide to not even try. There are so many ...
What It's Like Starting a YouTube Channel
Growing up, and to this day, I was very shy. I had very few friends and definitely was not considered popular. Raising my hand in class makes me feel nauseous, even if I know the right answer. I hate ...
Richard Brind6 days ago
Lowering Your Anxiety
I’m on a train as I write this. On my way back from Sheffield, to my current place of residence, Salisbury. The sun is shining and we’ve just come out of the Bank Holiday weekend. Everything seems fin...
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Ivy E.8 days ago
Fear and Anxiety Took 10 Years of My Life
All my life I was told I was smart. My teachers, my family all said I was like a little adult. An old soul, so smart and wise. That I was going to be something big when I grew up. And maybe if I was a...
Lee Thompson9 days ago
Mental Me, Mental Lee
As Mental Health Awareness week has come and gone each year I have always thought about my own experiences and how I would love to get them out there, even if one person read it and it helped them wit...
Edelle Arndt10 days ago
Paranoia
Paranoia. A nagging sensation of unease. I can feel myself slowly being submerged in it. The emptiness. The anxiety. I feel like my bones are filled with lead, yet at the same time its as if I'm hollo...
Mikala Mays11 days ago
Nobody Likes Me, But Everyone Likes Me
I have anxiety. And not the kind of anxiety that doctors diagnose you with, because my brother has anxiety. He has anxiety and became suicidal. Because my brother has anxiety and became suicidal, my p...
Claire Raymond21 days ago
The Difference Between Social Anxiety and Being Antisocial
The crippling hideousness that is social anxiety is finally starting to get the recognition that it deserves and it has finally earned its correct label as a serious mental health problem. But, just l...
Reyna Cannona month ago
My Boyfriend, Anxiety
He's always been a part of my life. For a while, he was that childhood neighbor that I never understood. As I grew up, we got closer. He slowly got farther into my life. I got attached. He isn't the b...
Social Suicidea month ago
Anxiety
Anxiety. My best friend. I don’t say this because I love him. I say this, because he’s always been there. Through every. Single. Moment. That I can remember. Anxiety has been there. I just didn’t alwa...
Madison Elliotta month ago
Dear Anxiety...
Dear Anxiety, I hate you, but I don’t know how to get rid of you. You’re the abusive partner I don’t know how to leave. You’re the voice inside my head that won’t shut the fuck up. You’re my bully in ...
Kerry Leigha month ago
Living with Anxiety
Unless a person suffers with anxiety, they will never understand anxiety. People think it's the same as depression or think that it is an excuse to be anti-social....it is not. Anxiety is the cripplin...
Panic Attacks, No Laughing Matter
Side effects you can possibly always count on with most medicines: NAUSEA, VOMITING, AND YES, DIARRHEA! Taking medication to alleviate an illness or disease process is likely to cause these three side...