This is what it feels like to have severe panic attacks

2017-08-03 15:35

A YOU journalist describes what’s it like being incapacitated by anxiety.

Bed partner's advice may make insomnia worse

2017-06-12 14:16

Well-intentioned tips from the person you share your bed with to encourage better sleep often backfire instead of helping.

3 mental disorders that may affect your children

2017-01-11 10:52

As the new year begins and children are heading off to school or university, it’s vital that you recognise the warning signs of mental disorders.

Diagnosing anxiety disorders

2016-02-04 13:18

A diagnosis of anxiety depends a lot on your description of the symptoms you are experiencing.

Symptoms of anxiety disorders

2016-02-04 12:38

Recognising anxiety disorder symptoms will ensure prompt treatment before it becomes disabling.

Preventing anxiety disorders

2016-01-21 13:03

There's no way to predict for certain what will cause someone to develop an anxiety disorder, but you can take steps to reduce the impact of symptoms if you experience anxiety

5 ways to help your toddler deal with fear

2015-10-13 15:31

As much as you should encourage your child's imagination, you also need to help her deal with her fears. Here's how.

What to do if someone you know has an anxiety disorder

2015-06-18 16:46

Supporting someone with an anxiety disorder can be tricky - how do you know if you're being a help or a hindrance? Try to remember these 11 tips when you're with them...

Ecstasy may reduce anxiety in terminal patients

2015-05-28 15:00

Cancer patients suffering from debilitating anxiety, fear or depression may find some peace during Ecstasy-influenced psychotherapy sessions.

Air pollution tied to anxiety in women

2015-05-04 15:13

A new study suggests that air pollution may be related to mental health.


Dogs high on dagga – alleviates anxiety

2017-06-21 10:41

The lucrative dagga industry for humans has been blossoming for a while – and now the substance is also being used in animals.

Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds

2017-05-09 13:02

Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid.

Brain cells that trigger anxiety found in mice

2016-09-12 14:28

When the hormone CRH was blocked in certain brain cells of mice, anxiety behaviours were reduced. This discovery could be used in humans to curb anxiety disorders.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

2016-02-04 11:50

Your anxiety cannot be treated unless you know what type of anxiety you suffer from. Listed below are some of the more common types.

How to help a homesick kid

2015-10-16 11:29

Tears, fears, nerves and nightmares.

Can too much sitting make you anxious?

2015-06-22 09:44

Too little exercise and too much time sitting can make you more likely to feel anxious, a new study suggests.

Control your breathing to manage anxiety

2015-06-18 16:08

Many who suffer from anxiety disorders feel powerless in stressful situations but practising controlled breathing can help to minimise the symptoms of anxiety.

Oxytocin lessens anxiety in social situations

2015-05-22 11:44

The hormone oxytocin which is involved in mother-child bonding, social interactions and romance has a possible use in treatment of psychological and psychiatric conditions.

New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy upheld

2015-04-14 11:21

A challenge by a 15-year-old boy to New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy for minors was recently rejected in court.

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