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10 helpful tips to deal with stress and anxiety

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7 out of 10 adults suffer from Stress & Anxiety, but not all stress is bad! Acute stress – or short-term stress – is usually a result of specific events or situations that involve novelty, unpredictability, a threat to the ego, and leave us with a poor sense of control. This type of stress can be good for you because the stress hormones released as a result of these situations can help your mind and body deal with the situation. On the other hand, chronic stress – or long-term stress – is not good for your body and mind. Repeated...

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Getting Over Anxiety In The Post-COVID World

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Across the globe, health authorities have warned of rising anxiety and stress levels as a result of home confinement and worry about the COVID-19 virus. In the UK, for instance, around 50% of adults admitted to feeling anxious about home confinement, and in the US, the CDC warns that this type of outbreak can be very stressful for people, causing strong, sometimes overwhelming emotions. If you are struggling to cope with isolation, fear of getting ill, or worry about health workers on the frontline, you might find the following tips useful. Stay Informed There is a fine line between being...

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How art can reduce anxiety and depression

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As many as 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, while anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in the US, with depression not far behind. Depression is also a leading cause of disability worldwide and can be a big problem for people who are living with long-term pain conditions. In some cases, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problem began - did the pain trigger the depression or vice versa? This is in particular for people who may be living with an undiagnosed pain condition. Looking after body and mind If you are suffering with pain...

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