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Stephen Colbert Opened Up About His Anxiety & The One Thing That Settles His Nerves

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Stephen Colbert has made a huge impact on pop culture — that's something most people can agree on, right? He totally revitalized political satire in America, and he's had not one, but two wildly successful late night shows (not to mention, he's a…

Is Dating Triggering Your Anxiety? How To Fight Through It And Find Love

ByGigi Engle
Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup…

If You're Feeling Anxious, Here Are 5 Natural Ways To Fix It

ByCary Teller
Anxiety is a big problem for many people in the US, and it's especially exacerbated during the winter months. Anxiety is an emotional state, and it can interfere significantly with happiness, productivity and general well-being. But if you're tired…

What Social Anxiety Feels Like

ByKelley Lord
For some people, the best plans are canceled plans. Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Personally, I find it pretty reasonable.…

What Social Anxiety Feels Like

ByBDG Video
Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Personally, I find it pretty reasonable.

What It's Like To Feel Anxiety-Ridden, Sometimes With No Control

ByCaitlin Jill Anders
If I hear a sound at night, I assume there's a stranger in the house. Mailing letters terrifies me. Dancing stresses me out. Sometimes, I shut down and don't know what to say because socializing is hard. My mind goes blank because it's all too…

Here's How I Calm Myself Down When I Feel My Anxiety Coming On

ByHannah Sampson
When I was 18, I met, fell in love with, moved across the state for and eventually married someone who I thought would be in my life for the next 60 years. I planned a future of date nights, family gatherings, anniversaries and memories with this…

Zayn Malik Canceled Another Show Due To His Anxiety

ByAnna Menta
Bad news for Zayn Malik fans in Dubai: You guys won't be hearing "PILLOWTALK" live, after all. The 23-year-old singer canceled his upcoming October 7 performance at the Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai due to anxiety. Malik released a statement to his…

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Have Social Anxiety

ByRebecca Jones
A lot of us feel anxious in new social situations. I can be one of the most outgoing people in the room, but with the slip of a switch, I can turn into a mouse. The nervousness hits me, and I can't seem to snap out of it until I've physically…

6 Things You Shouldn't Do If You're Dating Someone With Anxiety

ByLaura Wigodner
Anxiety is a well-known mental illness, yet it's also commonly misunderstood. If you don't personally have anxiety, it can be difficult to help someone else cope with it. It's especially difficult if your significant other has anxiety. You want to…

Finding Love While Battling Anxiety Will Never Be Easy, But It Will Happen

ByCarly Klaassen
Dating is a complicated game as it is without throwing anxiety into the mix. Anxiety is a pretty natural human response, and it's completely normal for people to experience it while getting to know someone. It's typical for your heart to feel like…

4 Things To Remember If This Election Has You Feeling Totally Hopeless

ByIzzy Martens
No matter whom you're voting for, odds are you've experienced a decent amount of anxiety during this election season. The country is divided, the gloves have come off and it seems like the whole world is clenching its teeth until this thing is over.…

What It’s Like To Date When You Have Anxiety

BySean Abrams
Anxiety can be a straight up crippling condition to live with. You're forced to deal with constant waves of panic and unease, potentially leaving you with a racing heart, fear and feelings of helplessness. It's overwhelming, frightening, and could…

All Queer People Have 'Gay Anxiety' That Changes Our Day-To-Day Life

ByZara Barrie
I suffer from an unpleasant, sometimes paralyzing, condition lots of gay people have in common: gay anxiety. For me, my gay anxiety comes on really strong when I get a manicure, which sucks because this self-identified mascara lesbian loves to gaze…

6 Seriously Unorthodox Ways To Fight Anxiety

ByJohn Fawkes
Anxiety sucks. You keep worrying about something you know you should just move on from, but your mind refuses to let go of it. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst out of your chest. You can’t focus and you can’t enjoy yourself. Hell, you can’t…

Your Anxiety Could Actually Be Making You More Intelligent (Video)

ByLeigh Weingus
Ah, anxiety. It keeps us up at night, stops us from having a good time and makes a tiny problem feel like a huge deal. Basically, anxiety is the worst. Or is it? As this "The Science of Us" video points out, being an anxious person could actually…

How To Handle Going On A Date If You Have Social Anxiety

ByTheresa Massony
You often hear people joke about having anxiety in stressful situations, and you may even hear people who've actually been diagnosed with anxiety joking about it as well to deflect the stress with humor. But what a majority of people may not realize…

7 All-Natural Ways To Ease Mild, Everyday Cases Of Anxiety

ByHaley Schluter
Anxiety: It's either something you're all too familiar with, or unfortunately culturally misinformed about. It's not always a crippling, quicksand feeling, where you're suddenly overwhelmed and "need to sit down." It certainly can be, but not…

It Can Make Or Break You: What It's Like Dating Someone With Anxiety

ByPaul Hudson
Whether you’re dating someone with an anxiety disorder or dating someone suffering from milder forms of anxiety, it isn’t easy to keep it all together. Often, it will seem like the relationship is falling apart, your partner is falling apart and…

Four Things You Do Every Day That Are Making Your Anxiety Worse

ByLeigh Weingus
Anxiety is pretty damn common. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety and panic disorders. And even if you don't have a diagnosed disorder, you've probably experienced feelings of anxiety or panic at some point in your…

A Deeper Look Into What Causes Social Anxiety And How You Can Overcome It

ByWill Zhou
One thing I’m sure about is that we have all have social anxiety, to some degree. For most of us, it’s mild and controllable. Perhaps you get butterflies in your stomach prior to making a speech, but once the words start flowing, the butterflies go…

20 Struggles You Go Through When You Date Someone With Anxiety

ByGigi Engle
Dating anyone is a challenge. Relationships aren't easy and take a lot of work -- we all know this. But there is a special kind of challenge involved when it comes to dating someone with anxiety. When an anxiety spell is coming on, there is no…

Tortured Soul: Why Your Anxiety Is Actually The Key To Your Creativity

ByDan Scotti
Very few things in this world are absolutely good or bad. For the most part, things are what you make of them -- and, a lot of times, whether you choose to see the cup as half full or half empty will dictate your disposition. As the saying goes,…

How My Anxiety Made Me Realize I Was Dating The Wrong Person

ByTM
Everyone says you learn the most from your first love. He or she is the person you tell people about years after it's over because when you look back, you see how much you learned. However, what happens when you put your first love and chronic…

14 Irrational Thoughts Everyone With Social Anxiety Has Had Before

ByElise Williams
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go out in public with an invisible hand around your throat, a dramatically increased heart rate and a fear that even the shortest conversation will be a Herculean task? No? Must be nice.…

Ryan Reynolds Admitted Blake Lively Helps Him With Anxiety And It Was Adorable

ByKatie Corvino
We don't need another reason to love Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, but I'll give you one anyway. In a new interview with Variety, the 40-year-old "Deadpool" actor opened up about how his wife helps him manage his anxiety. Ryan Reynolds is a Golden…

These Yoga Poses Will Cure Your Anxiety Faster Than You Can Say 'Namaste'

ByLeigh Weingus
Whether you're into yoga or not, let me ask you a question: Do you get anxious? If so, you're not alone. Anxiety is the most common mental illness -- 40 million Americans are affected by anxiety disorders. Because May is Mental Health Awareness…

How Living Abroad For 4 Months Helped Ease my Anxiety

ByMaya McDowell
Anxiety. Four syllables packed with worry, uncertainty, sadness and fear. A seven-letter problem that I have been tackling for as long as I can remember. My mom tells me that I used to lie in bed at night, restless with worry about the world, which…

Experts Say This Unexpected Remedy Could Help If Your Anxiety Makes You Physically Sick

ByJulia Guerra
You’re standing front and center at the head of the class and, to your dismay, there’s not one empty seat in the entire room. When you start to open your mouth to begin your presentation, it happens: You grip the sides of the podium to hide your…

Your Anxiety Could Actually Be Affecting The Way You Walk

ByAnna Menta
As if it wasn't causing enough problems for you already, turns out your anxiety is also f*cking up the way you walk! Neat! According to a recent study, people who are more self-conscious and prone to anxiety tend to walk slightly to the left.…

It Doesn't Go Away: 4 Things People With Anxiety Are Tired Of Hearing

ByGillian Watts
If there's one thing people who suffer from anxiety can all agree on, it's that talking to our friends about our worries rarely goes well. A lot of people think of anxiety as just a feeling or an overreaction to an otherwise simple "daily life"…

Ryan Reynolds Opened Up About His Struggle With Anxiety & It’s So Important

ByTara Martinez
It’s no secret that there’s still a lot of stigma surrounding discussions about mental health. So, each time a celebrity opens up about their mental health issues, it’s a huge step forward for people advocating for better mental health education and…

What Anxiety Actually Is, Since It's Certainly Not 'Just Worrying'

ByKirsten Corley
Anxiety disorder is far more extensive than an ailment of someone who just worries too much. It is reflective of complete panic and it affects every aspect of life for those who suffer from it. Anxiety has always been a part of my life. It isn't…

Khalid Got Real About Social Anxiety On Twitter & His Words Were So Encouraging

ByLizzy Rosenberg
There's a strange stigma revolving around mental health issues, and it can be painful and super difficult for people to confront and talk about them. So, in my opinion, it's incredibly important for celebrities to discuss mental illness when they…

Here's How Your Personality Can Protect You From Anxiety, According To Science

ByAnnakeara Stinson
If you deal with anxiety, you know that, at the very least, it can be irritating, and at its worst, it can be crippling. Anxiety affects about 40 million American adults every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, so…

How I Make Sense of Anxiety and Depression and Live with Vitality

ByRobert Gibb
I had the perfect childhood. Neighborhood friends, squirt guns, laser tag, kick the can, N64, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, packed lunches, family dinners, amazing parents who loved me (even after I blew up my treehouse) and a weird, cuddly Miniature…

6 Ways Being Present Can Completely Change The Way You Deal With Anxiety

BySarah Cole
I was 28 years old when I was given my first prescription for anxiety. That was only a year ago. In all honesty, I have dealt with some sort of anxiety for a good portion of my adult life. However, it was one a year ago that I openly talked to a…

3 Ways Anxiety Taught Me How To Live Life To The Fullest

ByJustine Boorady
Chills ran down my spine immediately after men dressed in all black came into the theater and sat down rows in front of my friends and me. They gave us an eye, one that felt cold and unwelcoming. With my heart beating one thousands times a minute,…

Experts Say You Should Steer Clear Of These 5 Foods When You Feel Anxious

ByAnnakeara Stinson
It's no secret that what you eat affects how you feel, not to mention how you feel affects how you eat. The problem, though, is that oftentimes, the snacks you might be apt to reach for to make yourself feel better when you're anxious or stressed,…

A Therapist Answers All The Anxiety Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask

ByIzabella Zaydenberg
My friends and I are always freaking out about something. It can be as silly as figuring out how to talk to the hot new guy in the office or whether our dresses make us look like we have secretary butt. At times, however, it’s more serious than…

5 Ways To Escape Your Anxiety-Ridden Mind Without Self-Medicating

ByZara Barrie
I used to be so intensely anxious all of the time that I would pop benzodiazepines into my mouth like they were breath mints. “Benzodiazepines” are in the Xanax, Klonopin and Valium family of psychotropic drugs. They're used to treat anxiety…

5 Things To Remember When Your Anxiety Feels Completely Out Of Control

ByNikki Zarrella
I have a lot of reasons to be happy. But on days when my anxiety completely takes over, it's really difficult for me to remember any of those reasons. My mind becomes clouded. I feel lost in my own head, unable to see the silver lining in any…

'Take A Chill Pill': What It's Like To Suffer From Severe Anxiety

ByKaren Hua
I know it’s just an exam. I know my life will not end if I don’t land a six-figure job by the end of this year. I know dating is complicated; it's never perfect. I know I could be more productive if I just stopped worrying so much and got some…

How To Deal With The Stress And Chaos Of A Protest When You Have Social Anxiety

ByAlexandra Strickler
A few years ago, you may have genuinely felt alarmed strolling past an organized protest on your way to work. But now, given the highly turbulent political climate in our country, large-scale protests are happening much more frequently. In an…

Experts Reveal The Best Ways To Cope When Anxiety Literally Makes You Sick To Your Stomach

ByJulia Guerra
Think back to elementary school: Were you taught about how one bone connects to another? What about how your mental wellness connects to your physical health? Generally speaking, when a doctor identifies the root cause of an illness, you’ll hear…

Zayn Malik Just Canceled A Performance Over The 'Worst Anxiety' He's Ever Had

ByJake Cappuccino
Zayn Malik was forced to cancel a performance in England on Saturday due to overwhelming anxiety. According to Daily Mail, Zayn was due in Wembley Stadium in London at 8 pm for the Capital Summertime Ball. But, the 23-year-old singer broke the news…

These Relaxing Yoga Poses Can Help You Battle Depression And Anxiety

ByGillian Fuller
It's no secret practicing yoga can help alleviate stress and depression. But scientists wanted to know why it helps and what techniques are best. Researchers compiled 15 of the most in-depth yoga research studies conducted over the past 20 years and…

MDMA Could Potentially Be Used To Treat Anxiety In Autistic Adults

BySean Levinson
One of the world's most popular party drugs is being tested as a treatment for social anxiety in autistic adults. According to the New York Daily News, researchers from Stanford University and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute began a…

The 4 Thanksgiving Foods Most Likely To Make You Feel Anxious, According To Experts

ByJulia Guerra
Holiday season is fast approaching, and as thrilled as I am to see the festive Starbucks cups, Hallmark Christmas movie marathons, and all things pumpkin and peppermint flavored, my blood pressure is through the roof. Not to put a damper on the most…

How 'The Secret' Changed My Life And Ended My Severe Anxiety

ByLisa DeGregorio
My entire early life was a constant battle against my anxiety. I used to be so afraid of dying that I barely lived. However, the worst of my anxiety is now in the past. When people try to think of their earliest memory, they usually recall something…