sleep problems

The room is dark, aside from the moonlight softly illuminating the window blinds. Not a sound – from outside the home or inside – disturbs the tranquility. A perfect setting for a refreshing slumber. But here you are – lying awake. Your eyes are staring at the ceiling, thoughts racing through your mind. Everything from…

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test anxiety

The chatter in the room dies down as the teacher begins addressing the class, but you can barely make out his words. The drumming of your heartbeat in your ears drowns out everything he says. He lays a stack of papers in front of you – the final exam. You stare at the front page.…

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social anxiety

We’ve all experienced moments of shyness. They can arise unexpectedly but don’t typically present as a serious obstacle to social interaction. According to the Social Anxiety Institute (SAI), shyness is classified as a “personality characteristic.” Social anxiety, on the other hand, is a disorder. The SAI characterizes this disorder as displaying “a significant amount of…

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anxiety coping tips

“I can tell when it starts. My body begins to tingle as if ice is running through my veins. I start getting dizzy. My heart begins to race, my breathing becomes shallow…” “The first sign is when my vision becomes blurry. I can’t see straight any more. Then it feels like I’m being squeezed into…

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