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Dealing with Health Anxiety

Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the number of people suffering from health anxiety. In this article in the British newspaper The Guardian, Annalisa Barbieri discusses how she dealt with her hypochondria. For the article, please click on the following link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/07/how-i-learned-to-tame-my-hypochondria For articles regarding health anxiety on this site, you may be …

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Easing anxiety: How you can help reduce stress and better handle difficult situations

You can’t really call it an epidemic, but anxiety is running at such high levels that therapists are booked solid currently — but not all stress is caused by big things. Often it’s the momentary stress that can up to a big effect. KDKA’s John Shumway is looking into what causes micro-transition anxiety — a …

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Winning over Anxiety – the Power of the Vagus Nerve

When you find yourself in a bout of anxiety, your body is experiencing a heightened version of the fight or flight reaction. In the body, this reaction is maintained by the sympathetic nervous system, which is largely the counterpart of the parasympathetic nervous system. They both make up the autonomous nervous system. Greater activation of …

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Anxiety – Immediate Help through Grounding

There are techniques that can help you right away when you experience anxiety. They are not a replacement for professional treatment and therapy but can often be helpful when one experiences anxiety. One such strategy is grounding, meaning reconnecting with the physical world around you in a way that helps you calm down and lessen …

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Dealing with Anxiety

CBS Pittsburgh has created two videos on dealing with anxiety. You may be interested in watching them: https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/video/warding-off-anxiety-pt-1/ https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/video/warding-off-anxiety-pt-2/ For articles regarding health anxiety on this site, you may be interested in the following:

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