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If you are experiencing anxious reactions and feelings that consistently interfere with your joy of living or your everyday tasks, then it may be important for you to get more information on anxiety disorders. Educate yourself on how to reduce the effects of stress in your life. This is the introduction to some information on the various types of anxiety or mood disorders you may be evaluated for when you go to your mental health professional.

When Anxiety Becomes a Problem:

Although feeling anxious and stressed are normal under certain circumstances, if you are feeling overly anxious and stressed most of the time, you should be aware that such a state is not normal or healthy. Many who are anxious to the point that it interferes with quality of life may think that they should be able to just cope with life better and judge themselves.

Although there are definitely emotional coping tools that may be needed, it may also be true that your physiological chemistry has changed and that it isn't just emotional anymore.. You may need help to get back on track.

As you know if you have visited this site very much, I approach healing in a natural way vs. the use of prescription drugs. You must determine the best way to approach healing any mood disorder with which you have been diagnosed.

Mood Disorder Diagnosis and Help:

Because there are a lot of different types of anxiety disorders, proper diagnosis is so vital. If you choose to go the traditional western medicine route, proper diagnosis may mean the difference between experiencing improvement in your condition and experiencing a worsening of your symptoms. Some of the more common types of mood disorders include post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorders and social phobias.

Things are going to get better, and it starts with your decision to take action. The decision that brought you to this site will carry you thru to better days.

Even if you are not diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you may have found your way here in search of preventative measures because you recognize that your stress levels are above normal and beginning to affect you. That's just smart and I can offer some natural stress relievers and practices to help you get a handle on the anxiety overwhelm you may be experiencing.

Given the stress of modern life, finding out how to reduce anxiety and cope better with stress is something that would prove beneficial for just about everyone. That's why you'll find information on natural sleep enhancers, natural mood elevators and resources for dealing better with life in general.

Natural Stress Reducers:

Walking, particularly in nature
Being in nature and near running water
Meditation
Massage
Foot Reflexology
Dancing
Mindfulness
Creative projects such as drawing, painting, or writing
Prayer
Vital tissue salts

Painting, writing and dancing are all activities you can do all on your own and may open the way to a path of expression that helps your mood tremendously.

Once you find a path that is helpful, then you may consider joining a group and getting back into the flow of life with others. If the idea of joining is too anxiety-producing, most classes will let you audit. Just try it once. It may be the vibration of fun and fellowship can help the anxiety if you ease yourself into it.

If the very idea of joining a group is too much, try watching some online exercise videos or group dance videos and rehearse being part of the group. There are ways to ease the mind into a new idea.

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Mental Health Disclaimer: Anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and phobias can be very serious health challenges. The information here is presented as educationaly only, which means it does not replace any needed mental health evaluation, medical evaluation or treatment.