Unwanted intrusive thoughts are stuck thoughts that cause great distress. They seem to come from out of nowhere, arrive with a whoosh, and cause a great deal of anxiety. The content of unwanted intrusive thoughts often focuses on sexual or violent or socially unacceptable images.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) takes place in all settings, in all socioeconomic, religious, ethnic, and cultural groups. The overwhelming global burden of IPV is endured by women, and the most common perpetrators of violence against women are male intimate partners or ex-partners.
by Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton, PhD and David W. Pantalone, PhD
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:52
People who identify as sexual (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer) or gender (i.e., transgender, genderqueer, non-binary) minorities have similar symptoms of anxiety and depression as heterosexual and cisgender (non-transgender) individuals.
For those people with great relationships, Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful opportunity to show the one you love just how much you really love them by getting them a huge stuffed animal and box or chocolates.
While we all can experience anxiety and depression at times, if it becomes disruptive to your life, it is time to take it seriously. If you are so anxious that you cannot leave your house, for example, this is a sign of anxiety disorder and needs to be treated.
Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD Holistic Medicine Physician. Dr. Gilbert is a speaker and author of “The Listening Cure: Healing Secrets of an Unconventional Doctor” (SelectBooks 2017) and “The French Stethoscope” (a memoir) Iuniverse 2010, and is an active member of Doctors Without Borders.
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.