anxiety triggers

Contamination OCD: What are the signs, symptoms, and treatment options?

When it comes to getting sick from what we eat or touch, we know to avoid certain things—especially in a post-pandemic world. From experience, science, or what we’ve been taught since childhood, avoiding contaminated products is often second nature.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t take things too far, which…

Anxiety nausea: A comprehensive guide to physical symptoms, coping methods, and treatment options

Most of us know by now the somersaults our stomachs can turn, and the cold sweat that may bead our forehead when we start to get anxious. But when that uncomfortable tension builds, anxiety nausea—nausea caused by our physical reaction to feeling anxious—may develop. Even though anxiety arises in our…

Generalized anxiety disorder: Susceptible groups, symptoms, and effective treatment options

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects nearly seven million (or more than 3% of) adults in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder often have difficulties controlling even the most mundane of daily worries. They may worry more than is realistically necessary…

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