By Carolyn Wickware, Reclassifying pregabalin and gabapentin as controlled drugs is creating ‘fear and anxiety’ among the patients who use them responsibly, a charity has said.   Pain Concern, a Scotland-based health charity, said the circumstances surrounding the rise in the number of deaths associated with the drugs ‘haven’t beenRead More →

Are you an excessive worrier? Perhaps you unconsciously think that if you “worry enough,” you can prevent bad things from happening. But the fact is, worrying can affect the body in ways that may surprise you. When worrying becomes excessive, it can lead to feelings of high anxiety and even cause you to beRead More →

Chronic anxiety is a common anxiety disorder that involves constant worry, nervousness and tension. It goes far beyond worrying about a work project or being nervous before a date. Chronic anxiety is an intense, persistent and excessive problem that can become extremely disruptive to a person’s everyday life, including his or herRead More →

“‘Anxiety’ is a term used very loosely. It’s not often that people acknowledge just how debilitating it is.”   Written by Sarah Schuster,   There’s a lot about anxiety on the Internet right now. A lot. But with all this content, what issues are we still not addressing? We asked people in the Mighty community who liveRead More →

I don’t reach out to people.   I’m terrified of talking on the phone and starting conversations with strangers. I’m even scared of texting certain friends and coming on too strong, of graduating from a concerned friend to an annoying nuisance. So I delete messages. I wait too long toRead More →