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The Brain-Body Connection: Anxiety and Physical Illness

Anxiety is a mental health challenge that often gets dismissed. Some might say that others will “grow out” of social anxiety or that generalized anxiety disorder is nothing more than someone being overly sensitive. This isn’t true. Anxiety might often be dismissed, but it can have harmful physical symptoms and consequences if not taken seriously. … Continue reading The Brain-Body Connection: Anxiety and Physical Illness

It’s Not All in Your Head: When Depression Gets Physical

“It’s all in your head.” We’ve heard that before. People say this to invalidating someone else’s mental health challenges. Problems in the brain cause mental illnesses, but that doesn’t make them any less real. It would be like saying that lung cancer is “all in your lungs” and therefore nothing to be concerned about. This … Continue reading It’s Not All in Your Head: When Depression Gets Physical

Let’s Talk About Anxiety – Part 1

Anxiety is the most common disorder in today’s society but why is it so difficult to talk about?     According to The National Institute of Health one-third of all adults and children in America suffer from anxiety. Meanwhile, only one-third of those suffering with anxiety actively seek treatment. Signs and symptoms can range from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Anxiety – Part 1

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