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Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic

Managing My Anxiety When Medical Tests Are Pending

Awaiting medical tests and results never bothered me. Recently, my doctor asked for a special cancer test. My anxiety is up, and doomsday thinking is my latest challenge.

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Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Trauma

How Having a Hobby Helps My Anxiety

Having a hobby helps my anxiety. Doing pottery helps channel my thoughts and energy in a new direction. It gets me out of my head and gives me a renewed sense of accomplishment.

Anxiety, Mental Health, Panic, Trauma

Understanding My Guilt and Shame Is Helping Me Heal

Understanding the guilt and shame elicited by my acute panic and anxiety, both when it occurred and months later during therapy, is helping me heal.

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Mental Health, Anxiety, Panic

How I Coped With an Unexpected Anxiety Trigger

Anxiety and panic symptoms can occur seemingly out of the blue, triggering fight-or-flight responses unexpectedly.