managing anxiety

How Can Anxiety Disorder Be Managed?

Anxiety. Just thinking about the all-too-familiar experience can itself be anxiety-provoking. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, then you probably know how it can pop up at the most inconvenient times. Anxiety is more than just a passing bout of fear or stress that you can typically work through and still engage in work…

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Are Technological Advances Harming Us?

There is no doubt that technological advances have changed our lives. Think about some of the significant innovations within the last few decades that have transformed Western society. Cellphones and video chat allow us to quickly relay messages and keep in touch with family and friends that may live in another state or country. The…

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Is Depression Really a Chemical Imbalance?

Everyone feels sad or down from time to time, but depression is an entirely different ballgame. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, can be dark and lonesome for people who experience the disorder. It can feel like endless sadness, discontentedness, and hopelessness. Like a slug, hauling its sticky and slow body…

How Is COVID-19 Impacting Mental Health?

Anyone suffering from a mental health disorder understands that triggers are crucial to identifying and developing coping mechanisms. Triggers can pop up at the worst time and disrupt a person’s daily functioning, whether at work, a child’s birthday party, or in a serious meeting. Circumstances that bring about isolation and loss of a physical connection…

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Tips for Living with OCD

For those living with obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD, a constant compulsion causes them to repeat the same behaviors and activities. This is a debilitating disorder that can severely impact your quality of life. If you have an obsessive-compulsive disorder, you need an effective OCD treatment program that gives you the tools you need to cope…

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What Else Is There to Know About PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is not a new condition to humanity. In fact, the symptoms of PTSD have been recorded for quite some time now. The earliest records were found on cuneiform tablets that date back approximately three thousand years ago during the Assyrian dynasty (1300-609 BC) in ancient Mesopotamia. Today, this area is known as Iraq.…

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Observing World Health Day

World Health Day recognizes a different health issue every year. Topics include physical and mental health issues such as depression, addiction, cancer, and other global issues. Each year the World Health Organization announces a different theme that usually encompasses several issues under one canvas. In 2021, the theme is “Building a healthier, fairer world.” At…

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What is the Connection Between an Identity Crisis and Mental Health?

Having a “sense of identity” is a profoundly psychological concept that is abstract and sometimes difficult to fully understand as the discourse around it starts to unfold in all its complexities. When you hear the word identity, you might think of character traits that you associate with, making you stand out from the crowd (or…

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Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Some types of anxiety focus on specific experiences or situations. Social anxiety, for example, causes a person to feel uncomfortable and even debilitated in social situations. This is more than just being nervous but being unable to participate in social situations without intense emotional and physical outcomes. At Oceanfront Recovery, we can help you develop…