What are anxiety tics, and how can I treat them?

Anxiety can cause a variety of problems in one’s daily life and even have physical repercussions. If someone with anxiety gets nervous or stressed enough, their body might become tense, causing their muscles to spasm or jerk uncontrollably. These are what’s often called anxiety tics or, perhaps more accurately, anxiety…

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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