While people tend to respond to anxiety in different ways, the most common symptom is an underlying irrational fear. Anxiety can feel paralyzing at times and can even cause physical reactions like a racing heart, excessive sweating, and fatigue.
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Anxiety doesn’t have an age limit. In fact, anxiety in senior citizens isn’t uncommon, with anywhere from 3-14% of the elderly being affected. Some seniors may have struggled with anxiety their entire lives. Others may have developed it in their later years for a variety of reasons.
According to Dr. John Gottman, a relationship and marriage expert, couples spend approximately six years in an unhappy relationship before they finally decide to seek any kind of help. Perhaps you know you need to improve your marriage and that you can’t do it on your own. But there are often factors that hold couples […]
Social anxiety is a fear of social situations and interactions with others. Any type of anxiety can feel debilitating. But, when you’re paralyzed by social anxiety, it can be hard to get out and do just about anything.
It might seem a little ironic that self-esteem goes up and down throughout various stages of life. As we age, though, self-esteem can start to dip again for a variety of reasons. Aging equates to getting old, and the challenges of aging vary.