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Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Posted 03-11-2014 at 05:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Does the thought of going to a party literally make you sick to your stomach? Do you find that you're not just awkward in social situations, but that you're actually terrified of meeting new people? If you have these feelings, you could have social anxiety.

Also called social phobia, social anxiety is a disorder that is characterized as being more than just a little shy or introverted. With social anxiety, you have a very specific and very real set of physical and...
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Are You Overly Sensitive?

Posted 03-10-2014 at 04:15 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Do you cry easily? Do you find loud noises overwhelming? Do you take a long time to make decisions? Do you daydream a lot? Do you have difficulty multi-tasking? Have people described you as being high-strung, emotional or over-sensitive? If you have experienced any of the above, you could be a highly sensitive person.

What is a Highly Sensitive Person?

The term “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) was first introduced by clinical psychologist Elaine Aron,...
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Reducing Stress: Don't Let Stress Ruin Your Health

Posted 05-14-2013 at 09:31 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-17-2013 at 10:58 AM by ChristaIB

You must anxious, and then you can devise a plan to make adjustments in your life to eliminate or counteract those stress triggers.

Are you finding it difficult to pinpoint exactly what your stress triggers are? Don't stress! You can try adopting one or two of these five healthy habits to give yourself some relief until you figure it out.

1. Get Regular Exercise

You...
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