Understanding the Facts

Anxiety helps us get out of harm’s way and prepare for important events, and it warns us when we need to take action.


But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it’s an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.

How to Beat Social Anxiety

10/16/2009

Real Simple readers share their tried-and-true tips for dealing with six of the most common anxiety-inducing situations, then psychologists and communications coaches weigh in with more advice.

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