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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…

Adult ADHD: An owner’s manual

Adult ADHD does not have its own section in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which clinicians often use for classifying mental health conditions. According to that manual, ADHD in adults and ADHD in children is the same neurodevelopmental disorder. And yet attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can…

Anxious parents and resilient kids: A guide for stopping the cycle of parental anxiety

If you’re an anxious person familiar with catastrophizing, you can sometimes calm your fears about the future by asking yourself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Your answer to this question may shine a light on the irrational nature of your worries. According to British philosopher Bertrand Russell, you may…

Children of depressed parents suffer inadvertent effects—these mental health interventions can help

When we think about or discuss mental health topics such as depression, our minds tend to zero in on what the individual with the mental health condition is going through. But what about those closest to them—like their children? As a mental health condition that can leave sufferers feeling distant…

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