Symptoms of anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults in the U.S., or about 18% of the population, every year. In 2020, The World Health Organization has estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 27.6% increase in depression and a 25.6% increase in anxiety disorders worldwide. If you’ve ever noticed that your moods
We all deserve the right to live authentically, but for so many people in the LGBTQ+ community, living authentically requires a few extra steps. “Coming out” is the process of telling friends, family, coworkers, and anyone you encounter that you exist outside the heteronormative culture we live in. You are not a straight, cis-gendered person.
We all do it- watch as the big deadline approaches, our anxiety rising but our bodies not jumping to action. Then, an hour before it’s due, panic takes hold, and you finish your assignment in a caffeine-induced haze. Procrastinating is a widespread problem, with about 20% of adults being chronic procrastinators (source). It’s worse for
As summer approaches, many of us begin planning our well-deserved vacations, chill weekend getaways, and much-needed quality time with our friends and family. The weather is warmer and the sun is out which means days spent lounging at beaches, lakes, and pools are quickly approaching. Although these fun summer activities are meant to bring happiness
We all know the feeling- your stomach tightens, you feel sick, your hands start to shake, and your thoughts are racing. Anxiety is far from a rare human occurrence. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, with nearly 20% of adults experiencing it within the last year.
The time around pregnancy, birth, and post-birth is one filled with mixed emotions: joy, terror, excitement, dread. These are all normal responses to bringing a new life into the world, but sometimes they can grow out of control and begin to do harm to your mental and physical health. When this happens, Postpartum Depression can
Regular exercise doesn’t only benefit you physically, but can also benefit you mentally. Studies show that regular physical activities can help improve mood, concentration and memory, help mitigate symptoms of ADHD, eating, personality and bipolar disorders, as well as reduce anxiety and depression. For those who dread exercise the good news is it doesn’t take
Listen to the full episode with Dr. Wang In the third installment of Tea Time with psychiatrist Dana Wang, Lucia and Dana talk about anxiety and how to find purpose driven work. Dana tells us how you can be happier and find satisfaction in your life and work by reframing your thinking to control anxiety.