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Caffeine and Anxiety

July 13, 2017

Does my morning coffee increase anxiety ? It seems to help depression. There are several studies that support your experience that caffeine lessens depression...

Floating: A Common Anxiety Symptom

March 28, 2017

Many of us in the sisterhood have described the sensation, during moments of intense anxiety, of watching ourselves as if we were not in our own bodies. Not that I don’t often dream of being in someone else’s body (preferably someone smaller). But this particular anxiety symptom is no one’s dream. It’s weird and frightening and, frankly, can make you think you’ve gone off the deep end...

Questions for Your Psychiatrist: A Checklist

February 26, 2013

A close friend of mine recently needed medication to treat her depression and anxiety symptoms.  She asked me how to find a psychiatrist, and how to make sure that person was good.  I told her that finding a good psychiatrist is like finding an excellent bagel outside of New York–it is possible, but the hunt […]

List Anxiety (Guest Blogger–Danielle)

October 9, 2011

Write four papers. Read six books. Exercise. Food shop. Send out job applications. Clean apartment. Clean the cleaning supplies. Register for tests. Reorganize closet. Do hair, makeup, get dressed.   To-do lists are an organized anxiety sister’s best friend, but at the same time, they can be overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that I often […]

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