People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

“Can’t argue with science: A person isn’t responsible for having a mental illness.” By Lindsay Holmes JUPITERIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES “People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those … More People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

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What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

by Sara Lindberg via Headspace Busy and in control. High-achieving and perfectionistic. Driven by details and order in a desperate attempt to calm racing thoughts, worry, and the fear that invade every ounce of the mind and body. An over-thinker with a tendency to perseverate, dwell, and stew on everything. As much as those who experience these symptoms would … More What it’s like to have high-functioning anxiety

What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Kirstin Fawcett, Contributor|U.S. News|May 21, 2015 You should never tell someone with OCD that they “just need to learn to live with it.” (Getty Images)  “Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on – even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated … More What Not to Say to Someone With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

8 Crucial Things Most People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders

By Melissa Rose on Thought Catalog “As of 2016, over 30 million people in the United States have a diagnosable eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental disorders, killing one person just about every hour. Even though this is the case, many people have misconceptions about the disorder or don’t know about … More 8 Crucial Things Most People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders

How to love someone with anxiety (friend/partner); Various sources

Full credit to Karen Young on The Mighty “Anxiety is unpredictable, confusing and intrusive. It’s tough. Not just for the people who have it but also for the people who love them. If you are one of those people, you would know too well that the second hand experience of anxiety feels bad enough – you’d do … More How to love someone with anxiety (friend/partner); Various sources