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Why am I Anxious [Video]

Anxiety is the single most prevalent mental illness in the world and it affects over 40 million adults in the US alone, with more being diagnosed each year. Have you ever had a problem controlling your anxiety? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by it and don’t quite know how to deal with it? Many of us are no strangers to stress and anxiety. Anxiety can be brought on by a lot of different factors, such as genetics, biochemistry, childhood experiences, and social environments. It’s usually triggered by specific events or stimuli, but the problem is, most people aren’t aware of what causes their anxiety and end up thinking that they’re simply anxious for no reason. To help you uncover this mystery, let’s look at some of the reasons why you’re feeling anxious all the time. Disclaimer: For more serious cases of anxiety disorders, we advise that you seek real-life professional help. Also, if you relate to this video and think you might have an anxiety disorder, please reach out to your doctor to discuss your symptoms, as this video is not intended to diagnose yourself or others.References:National Institute of Mental Health (2017). What Are Anxiety Disorders? Retrieved from www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/anxiety-disorders.shtml Dunham, S. M., Dermer, S. B., & Carlson, J. (2012). Poisonous Parenting: Toxic Relationships Between Parents and Their Adult Children. Journal of Family Psychology. Routledge, 2012. Anyan, F., & Hjemdal, O. (2018). Stress of home life and gender role socializations, family cohesion, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Women & health, 58(5), 548-564.

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5 Signs Of A Nervous Breakdown [Video]

Have you ever just felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation? Like a tsunami of problems about to crash over you? You might be experiencing a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function in everyday life. While a nervous breakdown isn’t classified as an actual psychological term, nor is it a mental health disorder, experiencing it can be debilitating.Original article – https://psych2go.net/5-signs-of-a-nervous-breakdown/ We also made a video on the signs you’re mentally breaking down: https://youtu.be/_KrACU1ohx0 Writer: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Ricket Zorkxa (http://Instagram.com/zorkxa)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Scaccia, A. July 30, 2020 How to Recognize and Treat the Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/nervous-breakdown#treatmentsSilver, N. December 5, 2019, What Can Cause Rapid Shifts in Mood? Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/rapid-mood-swings#outlookBrennan, D. MD October 08, 2020 Signs of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/signs-nervous-breakdownBhargava, D. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders https://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/anxiety-disordersMayo Clinic Staff May 04, 2018. Panic attacks and panic disorder Bhargava, H. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders Retrieved at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/symptoms-causes/syc-20376021Goldberg, J. July 13, 2019 Hallucinations Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/what-are-hallucinations#1