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Worryland: Familiar Territory for Women with Narcissistic Parents: Caroline’s diamond solitaire glitters on her clenched left hand. She’s engaged to Ryan, a man she truly loves. However, Caroline’s happiness comes with a warning: her mother, Trudy.
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.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States. Data show that for Black women, anxiety is more chronic and the symptoms more intense than their White counterparts. This description, however, only tells half the story.
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.
We are proud to announce that the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has been chosen from among hundreds of organizations as one of five finalists for the 2018 Outstanding Organization Award from the Child Mind Institute.
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.
It has happened to almost everyone at some time in their lives. You start feeling lightheaded, you can actually feel your heart pounding, you may be short of breath or have chest pain. It feels like you may be having a heart attack!
The creator and co-author of 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety and the forthcoming In Case of Anxiety - Anxiety Hacks for a Janky World, Jon pursued his alchemy of nonfiction writing devoted to assisting people with life-altering adversities through cr
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