Mood Disorders — Anxiety and Stress 

December Health Focus: Week 2

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Let’s face it. Most of us are both stressed and anxious during the holiday season. But what exactly is anxiety? Anxiety is stress that continues even after the stressor is gone. Learn about anxiety disorders and how to tell if your anxiety is normal worry or something more. 


Anxiety Disorders Overview 


There are many types of anxiety disorders. Learn about the symptoms and treatments: 


Overview of Panic Disorder 

Overview of Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

Overview of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 

Overview of Eating Disorders 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview 


One of the keys to managing stress or anxiety is to learn to recognize what causes you anxiety or stresses you out. With that information you can develop strategies for responding to the stressor. 


Anxiety and Stress  

Responding to Stress 

Stress Reduction Practices 

Learn about various treatments for anxiety. 


Treatment of Anxiety 


Practicing mindfulness or “slow thinking” helps you think before you react. Learn six ways to practice mindfulness to bring a sense of calm and happiness into your life. 


Mindfulness in Daily Life  


Another simple “solution” to the self-induced pressures of the holidays is to simply find some “Time-for-Me” daily — just 15 minutes! 


Find “Time-for-Me” Daily 


Here are some cooking ideas to warm you through the holidays! 


Shells with Picadillo Sauce 

Maple-Orange Baked Acorn Squash 

Peppery Potato Bread with Cheddar & Scallions     


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