Animated characters describe anxiety and anxiety disorders--and the big difference between them.
Feeling Stressed Out?
Would You Rather Be Out and About?
The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. Or, are they?
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED
William and Jeanne Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program
Painkiller Abuse Linked to Depression, Suicide in College Students
Researchers found that college-students who reported feeling hopeless, sad, depressed, or considered suicide were significantly more likely to report nonmedical use of any prescription drug, particularly among females who reported painkiller use. (Addictive Behaviors, 2012; 37(8):890) Read more.
Try these when you're feeling anxious or stressed:
- Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.
- Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
Director of the Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Lecturer on Social Medicine, Harvard University