Stress and Anxiety


Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment disorders are quite common in children and teens. They are characterized by an excessive reaction to stress.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A person with generalized anxiety disorder often worries excessively about health, money, family, or work, and continually anticipates disaster.

Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is marked by chronic, repeated, and unexpected panic attacks—bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause for the fear.


A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. The fear experienced by people with phobias can be so great that some go to extreme lengths to avoid the source of their fear.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event—causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of the ordeal.


Can Optimism Make a Difference in Your Life?

A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.

How to Beat Serious Stress

When you're faced with a highly stressful event in your life, the strategies outlined here will help you cope.

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