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How melatonin may help anxiety (and when to avoid it)

Many people use a melatonin supplement for sleep, but more research is needed to determine its impact on anxiety. Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone, helps regulate sleep and promote the healthy functioning of your body’s internal clock. Some studies suggest that it may also reduce certain types of anxiety. Melatonin, a

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Anxiety and nausea: 5 tips to treat both

For better or worse, anxiety is part of the human experience. It’s something all people experience from time to time. But severe, ongoing anxiety can significantly impact your emotional, mental, and physical health. In particular, anxiety can be associated with physical symptoms like nausea, vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and anxiety headache. If you

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Anxiety vs. panic attack: how to tell them apart

People often use the words “anxiety” and “panic” interchangeably, but there’s a difference between these terms when it comes to medical diagnosis. In terms of lived experience, the distinction between anxiety attack vs. panic can feel annoyingly semantic. Conversationally, people often use anxiety or panic attacks to describe very similar

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Catastrophizing: 6 ways to recognize and prevent It

Catastrophizing is the tendency to imagine the worst possible outcome. Over time, it can lead to anxiety, negative moods, fear, and avoidance. Despite the brilliance of the human mind, some of our thought patterns can cause emotional pain. One such pattern is called “catastrophizing,” a term coined by psychologist Albert

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5 relaxing exercises for anxiety to try right now

Anxiety can feel overwhelming and out-of-control. But there are scientifically proven behavioral strategies that can help calm you down fast. In this article, we’ll teach you 5 relaxing exercises that you can use to manage the symptoms of anxiety.  For people with anxiety and depression, purposefully engaging in pleasurable activities