“All of us at anxietycentre.com have experienced debilitating anxiety. But we’ve also overcome it and returned to normal and lasting health. Because we know the hardship anxiety unwellness can cause, we are committed to helping others, with over 30 years of service.” - Jim Folk, President, anxietycentre.com

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Healthy Diet Can Boost Mood And Ease Symptoms Of Depression

Healthy Diet Can Boost Mood And Ease Symptoms Of Depression
Yes, the foods we eat can impact our mental health. Recent research has once again confirmed this. Researchers from University of Manchester found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all boost mood and reduce the symptoms of depression. This research supports previous research that found a link between junk food and depression.

SSRI Antidepressants Significantly Increase Risk Of GI, Intracranial Bleeding

SSRI Antidepressants Significantly Increase Risk Of GI, Intracranial Bleeding
The long-term effects of antidepressant medications are now becoming more widely known…and there is a long list of adverse effects, including this one. If you are taking an SSRI antidepressant, and especially if you are taking another medication (or multiples of others), be sure to discuss this research with your doctor.

A Lack Of Sleep Can Make Pain Worse

A Lack Of Sleep Can Make Pain Worse<
Chronic pain sufferers can relate. They often find themselves caught in a vicious cycle of chronic pain causing sleep problems, and sleep problems aggravating pain, which causes sleep problems, and so on. Here are some of the reasons why this negative cycle can set up.

Antianxiety Drugs Tied To Increase In Overdose Deaths

Antianxiety Drugs Tied To Increase In Overdose Deaths
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the number of benzo involved overdoses increased from 0.54 per 100,000 in 1999 to 5.02 per 100,000 in 2017 among women aged 30 to 64.[2] That’s a sharp rise of 830 percent only surpassed by increases in synthetic opioid or heroin deaths.

12 Natural Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Symptoms Immediately After The Christmas And New Year Season

12 Natural Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Symptoms Immediately After The Christmas And New Year Seaso
The Christmas season can be a time of joy, family and friends, merry-making, and indulging in the pleasures of food and drink. For anxious personalities, however, it can also be a time of increased anxiousness and symptoms, especially immediately after the Christmas and New Year season. Here are 12 Natural Ways To Reduce Anxiety And Symptoms immediately after the holiday season.

Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants Linked To Increased Risk Of Falls And Fractures In Older Adults

Junk Food Diet Linked To Depression
Previous research has found a link between psychotropic drugs, such as benzodiazepines and antidepressants, with an increased risk of falls and fractures in older adults (65 and older). A recent study found that, “compared with those older adults who were not prescribed an antidepressant, incident antidepressant users had a higher risk of hip fracture at all points during the year before and after taking the antidepressant...”

Healthy Parenting Can Protect Children From Developing Issues With Anxiety

Healthy Parenting Can Protect Children From Developing Issues With Anxiety
New research by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology has again confirmed the link between how parents raise their children and the mental health outcomes of those children. The researchers found that even though a child grows up in a stressful environment, the quality of the parental relationship can protect them from developing issues with anxiety.

Link Between Anxiety Disorder, Early Life Trauma, and Empathy

Link Between Anxiety Disorder, Early Life Trauma, and Empathy
Many anxiety disorder sufferers experience problematic anxiety because they have experienced early life trauma (approximately 60 percent of anxiety disorder sufferers have experienced early life trauma) and because they are more empathetic (many anxiety disorder sufferers truly feel the emotions and hurts of others). New research has identified an important connection.

Suicide Attempts Linked To Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions

Suicide Attempts Linked To Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions
Suicide rates have been rising dramatically over the years. Some researchers are calling it a “global epidemic.” For example, according to the WHO (World Health Organization), close to 800,000 people die each year due to suicide, which is one person every 40 seconds. Recent research has found a link between suicide attempts and psychotropic drug prescriptions.

Anxiety Skin Symptoms

Anxiety Skin Symptoms
Anxiety can cause a wide range of symptoms, including those affecting the skin, such as burning, itchy, crawly, prickly, stinging, biting, cold, hot, a cold wet feeling, a hot steam feeling, pinching, stabbing, electric zap or shock, nerve pain, tickling, numbness, pins and needles, wire brushed feeling, tingling, carpet burn feeling, or other skin sensations, feelings, sensitivities, and symptoms.

Inability To Cope With Uncertainty Linked To Mental Health Problems

Inability To Cope With Uncertainty Linked To Mental Health Problems
Anxiety disorder and depression are caused by underlying factors - those behaviors (thoughts and actions), situations, and circumstances that motivate apprehensive and pessimistic behavior. The inability to cope with uncertainty is often one of those behaviors for many anxiety disorder sufferers.

Discuss Religion, Spirituality When Treating Mental Illness And Suicide research recommends

15 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder
Research over the last three years has found a dramatic rise in mental illness and suicide among all age groups, particularly the youth. Researchers have discovered that incorporating religion/spiritual concepts into treatment produce better outcomes.

Out Of Breath, Can't Catch Your Breath - Anxiety Symptoms

15 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety can cause a wide range of symptoms, including feeling out of breath. Learn more about this symptom, its common descriptions, causes, and how to get rid of it.

Mental Training Creates Resilience To Anxiety

15 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder
Research over the last several years has shown that we can change the brain via mental training, such as that delivered through cognitive therapy. Therefore, with the right help and effort, we can take advantage of neuroplasticity and change how our brains function so that we can become more resilient to issues with anxiety.

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15 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder

15 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorder can have a profound negative impact on those who experience it. It can also have a negative impact on loved ones and colleagues – people who are close to and/or work with someone who is experiencing anxiety disorder – such as a spouse, mate, partner, children, boy or girl friend, parents, grandparents, in-laws, relatives, friends, co-workers, and so on. Here are 15 ways to help someone with anxiety disorder.

Anxiety Disorder: So Much More Than Just Being Anxious

Anxiety Disorder: So Much More Than Just Being Anxious
Anxiety disorder sufferers know all too well the devastation anxiety disorder can cause. Many anxiety disorder sufferers suffer in silence with those around them often having little idea about the depth of their suffering. But, anxiety can cause major problems. Learn why anxiety disorder is so much more than just being anxious.

Depression; Feeling Depressed; Low Mood - anxiety symptoms

Depression; Feeling Depressed; Low Mood - anxiety symptoms
Can anxiety cause depression? Yes! Depression can cause anxiety, as well. There is an overlap between anxiety and depression with a wide range of anxiety and depression symptoms. You can read more about it and how to get rid of anxiety-caused depression.

Ear Popping; Ear Pressure - anxiety symptoms

Ear Popping; Ear Pressure - anxiety symptoms
Anxiety disorder can produce a wide range of symptoms, including ear popping and ear pressure symptoms. You can learn more about their common descriptions, why anxiety can cause ear symptoms, and how you can get rid of them.

Meditation - A “Silver Bullet” Strategy For Anxiety Disorder

Meditation - A “Silver Bullet” Strategy For Anxiety Disorder
Right from the outset, we’ve been proponents of using meditation/deep relaxation to help overcome a struggle with anxiety disorder and its symptoms. Consequently, we’ve extolled its virtues time and time again to our Recovery Support members and therapy clients. While we saw the benefits of regular deep relaxation personally and professionally, research to that effect was scant.

Anxiety, Pain, and Chronic Pain

Anxiety, Pain, and Chronic Pain
In a series of online polls we conducted, 79 percent of respondents said they experienced pain as a result of their anxiety. Of this, 14 percent reported anxiety related pain was their worst symptom. Learn more about anxiety and its relationship with pain, including chronic pain.

Play the clip below for Jim Folk's message about anxiety. Jim Folk is the president of anxietycentre.com.

NOTE: The above video was recorded in 2008, so Jim has been recovered for over 27 years rather than 21 as he mentions in the video.

All of us at anxietycentre.com have successfully overcome anxiety disorders. We continue to live normal lives because we learned HOW.

For example, I (Jim Folk) suffered with intensely debilitating anxiety (including intense and persistent panic attacks) for 12 years (from 1974 to 1986). But after discovering how to successfully address problematic anxiety, I recovered in 1987 and continue to live with normal health (over 27 years).

(Click here for more information about my personal struggle with anxiety.)

Because of our own struggles, we are committed to helping others so that they can regain their normal and healthy lives, as we have.

We do this by:

  1. Providing the most up-to-date anxiety information, help, and support in the members area of our website.
  2. Offering personalized assistance to those who prefer to have step-by-step help with their recovery via Personal Coaching/Counseling/Therapy.

While anxiety disorder recovery is attainable, there aren’t any “quick fix,” “miracle cures,” or “secret remedies.” Anxiety recovery requires accessing the right information, help, and support. Then, applying the right tools to bring about results. Anyone can do it when they know how and have the proper support.[1]

Sadly, many people try a wide assortment of herbs, remedies, vitamins, and secret formulas in hopes of finding lasting relief. Unfortunately, these options generally don’t provide satisfactory or lasting relief. So many people continue to flip flop between hope and despair, feeling better and feeling worse...for years. This is a common struggle for many with anxiety disorder.

But, success can be attained.[1] We know what it takes to overcome problematic anxiety because we've done it ourselves. And since we’ve done it ourselves, we know the struggles and challenges. But we also know how to succeed.[2]

We encourage you: Don’t suffer needlessly. There's a lot you can do to successfully address problematic anxiety, as we have.[1] We’d like to help you do that.

For more information about anxiety counseling/therapy or joining our Recovery Support area.

Anxietycentre.com can help you address anxiety, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, stress, fear, sleep disorders, and anxiety attacks!

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.


For more information about our Anxiety Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms; common Anxiety Attack Symptoms; the symptoms of panic attack disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below:

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[1]DISCLAIMER: Because each body is somewhat chemically unique, and because each person will have a unique mix of symptoms and underlying factors, recovery results may vary. Variances can occur for many reasons, including due to the severity of the condition, the ability of the person to apply the recovery concepts, and the commitment to making behavioral change.

[2]”CBT can be recommended as a gold standard in the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with anxiety disorders." - Otte, Christian. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Anxiety Disorders: Current State of the Evidence." Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. Les Laboratoires Servier, Dec. 2011. Web. 14 Sept. 2016.


Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated January 1, 2019.

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