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Why Does Anxiety Disorder Make You So Tired?

Why Does Anxiety Disorder Make You So Tired?

Anxiety disorder is a complex beast that affects more than just your emotions. It’s seen primarily as an mood disorder, and while that is certainly true, anxiety has a strong mental and physiological component as well. This week, we’ll explore one of the questions everyone with anxiety has asked themselves at some point: why does anxiety disorder make you so tired?

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Good Self-Care Helps Anxiety at Work

Good Self-Care Helps Anxiety at Work

Work anxiety is a common issue for many with an anxiety disorder. In fact, it can be so debilitating for some that they’re not able to work at all.

In this video, I interview a friend who works in the medical field, one of the most stressful work environments there is. What’s the main way he copes with anxiety at work? Turns out, it’s mostly good self-care.

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Relaxation Techniques: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercise

Relaxation Techniques: Anxiety Relief Breathing Exercise

There are certain relaxation techniques I’ve found genuinely helpful – and have come to rely on – to deal with specific anxiety issues like:

Relaxation techniques relieve anxiety because they literally change your mind. They allow you to settle into the brain wave states that are normally only active during sleep. Basically you’re alert and fully relaxed, getting a whole heap of the benefits of sleep, without the bother.

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Help, the Holidays are Here Already! Prepare for Stress, and Turkey.

Help, the Holidays are Here Already! Prepare for Stress, and Turkey.

So it’s Thanksgiving week in the US. Already!

Time to get out the Sunday best, prep for the presents, parties, company cocktails, chaotic travel arrangements and family gatherings.

Some of us are lucky enough to be totally comfortable with all of that – to have supportive, warm friends and family who don’t rely entirely on gossip, ironic embroidered knitwear and gin to get them through the Holidays. (If you happen to be that someone can I crash the castle?)

Mostly I just want to look and feel my best, to have enough happy-go-lucky, devil may care attitude to spare: In the hopes that I’ll make it through to January without too much general and social anxiety,

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PTSD: So Much to Tell You, and I Can’t Say a Word

PTSD: So Much to Tell You, and I Can’t Say a Word

What’s it like, living with PTSD?

I have so much to tell you, and I can’t say a word. The trauma’s tucked away, a dirty little secret that you keep. Maybe you try to tell a friend, therapist, lover. Maybe they get it, maybe they don’t.
But oh, how you want them: You want the words. And you want to scream, cry, run – from the fear and the pain and the sinking feeling of waking up each day and not being quite sure if it’ll stay today, today.
But you don’t, you don’t do much any of that. Most of the time you… survive.

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