3 Ways Pandemic Stress is Different From Other Types of Stress

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If you’ve browsed social media at all in the past few months, you’ve almost certainly seen several people joking and posting memes about how 2020 has been the worst year. While the jokes make people laugh, they also speak to something many people are experiencing this year: chronic stress at emergency levels. As a country, […]

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Living with Anxiety? Watch Out for These Common Comorbid Disorders

In the United States, approximately 6.8 million adults and many children live with a condition called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which many people refer to simply as “anxiety.” If you are one of these millions, you already know what it means to struggle with your mental health. Unfortunately, living with anxiety means you are more likely to live with other mental health disorders. These…

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One Patient’s Experience with Racing Thoughts and Getting Expert Help

The following article was written by a LifeStance Health patient who wishes to remain anonymous.  I’m no stranger to anxiety. I had early signs of anxiety as young as four years old, and I was officially diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and major depression in my first year of college. When, years later, I struggled with postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression, it was…

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How to Help Someone Who is Having a Panic Attack

If a friend or loved one is one of the millions of Americans who have panic attacks, it can be challenging to know how--or whether--you can help. If your loved one is in the middle of a panic attack now, stay as calm as possible and take the following five steps: Ensure their physical safety Speak calmly and say reassuring things Ask if they…

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