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Blog – Anxiety

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Common Issues Addressed By Kaiser Therapists    Kaiser Permanente is a healthcare service provider with an illustrious history of excellence and quality. The popularity of the Kaiser Permanente Insurance program over the years speaks for itself. Patients and their families have had a wonderful experience working...

Anxiety Have you ever felt scared for reasons you couldn’t explain to anyone else? Maybe you felt your chest grow tight, your arms grow numb, and you felt unnaturally aware of your own heartbeat when you normally never hear it. This can be because of an...

Experiencing changes in social life and watching friends and relatives falling ill can take a toll on people's mental health. Large scale pandemics like COVID can sometimes lead to job loss and changes in economic conditions. This is another trigger for stress in adults. Stress and...

All who struggle with panic symptoms or other types of severe anxiety have individualized patterns in which these issues are expressed; however, an especially common anxiety symptom is extreme fear or dread. Symptoms Examples of excessive tension and irrational fear include:  Overpowering feelings of stress and anxiety...

People with panic attacks have multiple and often unpredictable episodes of intense fear which may be accompanied by sweating, chest discomfort, rapid heart beat, nausea, rapid breathing, dissociation, tingling, numbness, feeling "unreal," and/or other responses associated with a heightened state of the sympathetic nervous system. Panic...

People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experience excessive, intrusive and undesirable ideas (obsessions) supported by compulsive actions whose purpose is to superstitiously reduce fear, anxiety,or the chances of catastrophe. These sufferers frequently recognize that their obsessive ideas and compulsive actions are exaggerated and even irrational, but nonetheless they feel at...

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) sufferers normally have both obsessions and compulsions, although some people may experience obsessions alone. The seriousness of symptomotology tends to vary, but it often gets worse over time, especially throughout occasions of stress. Here are some examples of OCD variations: • Excessive Washing (e.g., washing hands...