Anxiety, loneliness, and depression are all thoroughly intertwined. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your anxious thoughts are causing you to feel lonely, if your loneliness is causing you anxiety, or if your depression is what initiated your anxiety.
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Quickened heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling hands, feeling faint, breaking out in a sweat…if you struggle with anxiety, you’re probably well aware of the symptoms that indicate you’re about to enter into a panic attack. No matter how many times you’ve had one, a panic attack is always a frightening experience. The attack itself causes [...]
One of the most dangerous effects of depression is the social withdrawal and isolation. Social withdrawal is not only a symptom of depression, it is also the means by which the depression perpetuates.
If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, you’re probably familiar with the sudden mood swings. One day you’re happy and content, the next you feel like the world is crashing down on you for no apparent reason. And, no, this does not make you crazy. This is something that everybody who struggles with depression encounters. Depression is a serious mental illness that should be treated by a professional, but there are also many strategies you can implement yourself in order to manage your moods.
Unfortunately, we don’t always have control over our anxiety. It tends to surface during the most inconvenient situations or plague us when we want it the least. The middle of a workday, at social gatherings, or before a big presentation are all common times anxiety manifests.
“Am I addicted?” is a question that many drug users find themselves asking. While some people can go a lifetime drinking alcohol and taking drugs recreationally, others don’t have that luxury. While addiction manifests for different reasons, it usually begins the same way. We generally picture addicts as living dangerous, harmful, and dysfunctional lives, which [...]
There’s a fine line between recreational gambling and problem gambling that can be easily crossed. If you think you might struggle with problem gambling, you’ve come to the right place. Look for these signs and decide if your recreational activity is turning into a problem:
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already come to the realization that you have an addiction. Accepting the fact that you have a problem is an impressive and vital first step, but do you know what comes next?
Life’s everyday stresses can cause each of us a fair amount of anxiety. But those who have anxiety disorders experience stress to the extreme. Anxiety disorders can be all-consuming as they interfere with people’s ability to function in school, at work, and even in their relationships.
Like any other addiction, gambling is an all-consuming disease. If this is something you’re struggling with, take a look at these 7 ways to stop gambling and take your life back.