Category Archives: Anxiety

The Pros and Cons of Anti-Anxiety Medications

By Lida Turner, MD Anxiety isn’t always a disorder in need of treatment. “Anxiety” is a relatively vague term that is often used to describe worry, rather than a clinical diagnosis. Anxiety evolved to protect us from harm — if we didn’t have a fight or flight reaction, we’d have been killed off long ago […]

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How Does Joyable, an Online Program for Social Anxiety, Work? A VICE Reporter Finds Out

Finding an online program that can improve social anxiety might sound like a dream come true, particularly if your anxiety makes it hard to find and work with a therapist face to face. A simple, online solution for social anxiety is what Joyable promises. It’s an online program based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques […]

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This Comic Tells the 5-Page Story of a Panic Attack

http://kozodoods.tumblr.com/post/139963220999/my-comic-about-dealing-with-anxiety-and-panic Kirstyn Smith, an artist and student at SCAD, brings us this unusually serene vision of a panic attack. It’s for all those times when anxiety feels like a force of nature, coming and going on its own rhythms, completely ignoring your will. [Kirstyn Smith]

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The Author of ‘Divergent’ Shares Her Solutions for Anxiety

Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, took the time yesterday to write about her struggles with anxiety. In some ways, her story will be familiar to a lot of people who work in the games industry: she created something that her fans had strong opinions about, and some of them shared those opinions in […]

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Fiction, Mental Health, and a Little Weekend Reading

My dream Sunday afternoon is a good book, a good cup of coffee, and a little sunshine filtering in through the window. Games just don’t give me quite the same sense of peace, you know? If you’re also looking for a good read for the weekend, Barnes & Noble has just published a great list […]

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VICE on Music, Mental Health, and All the Ways They Come Together

Music can have a massive impact on our mental state. Like many people, I keep playlists of music for specific purposes: music that helps me focus when I write, music that lets me get into character for Dungeons & Dragons sessions, music for when I want to relax, and music for when I need an […]

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Kelly Bastow Nails Social Awkwardness with this Comic

http://moosekleenex.tumblr.com/post/143196673824 Ever notice that there’s no quicker way to make a fool of yourself than to walk into a situation worrying about all the ways you can make a fool of yourself? (And that knowing that is absolutely no help at all?) Yeah, no, me neither. You can find more painfully relatable comics by Kelly […]

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Explore Anxiety with ‘The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne’

  Social anxiety isn’t much fun unless you’re really into overthinking all sorts of everyday interactions to the point of paralysis. It does, however, make for an entertaining time in The Average Everyday Adventures of Samantha Browne. Samantha Browne is a student living in a dorm with a communal kitchen, so getting up to make […]

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A Game of ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’ Might One Day Help Ease Social Anxiety

A group of European scientists is researching something fascinating: whether we can more easily overcome social anxiety and social disabilities that accompany some mental health issues with robots designed to be our mirrors. The project is called AlterEgo. The idea is that we are most comfortable interacting with someone who looks just like us–the theory […]

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The Videoblogs Opens a Mental Health Video Competition for Young Filmmakers

We know many of our supporters have important mental health stories to tell. If you can tell yours on video, you may want to take a look at The Videoblogs Dialogue. The Videoblogs is an upcoming independent film about depression, anxiety, and the impact of sharing our stories. The Videoblogs Dialogue is an accompanying video […]

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