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This Is How You're Making Your Anxiety Worse

Best Life Logo By Paul Thompson of Best Life | Slide 1 of 7: While some may experience it more severely and more frequently than others, we all know what it's like to feel anxious, overwhelmed, or panicked. That's why it's not surprising that anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health disorders, according to the American Psychiatric Association. And as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been a noticeable increase in the number of people dealing with anxiety and other mental health conditions. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 31 percent of Americans reported experiencing anxiety in June. Worse yet, anxiety wreaks all kinds of havoc on more than just your mind, as well. In fact, This Is How Your Anxiety Is Hurting Your Health."It's quite understandable the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause significant stress and psychological distress for a large proportion of the population," Maurizio Fava, MD, psychiatrist-in-chief at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in an article on the facility's website. "And we know the rates are progressively increasing."However, it doesn't take a global health crisis to trigger your anxiety. There are countless little things you do everyday, likely without even knowing it, that amplify your stress—especially if you already have an anxiety disorder. So, to help you stave off any of those feelings, be sure to avoid these things that are making your anxiety worse.Read the original article on Best Life.

This Is How You're Making Your Anxiety Worse

While some may experience it more severely and more frequently than others, we all know what it's like to feel anxious, overwhelmed, or panicked. That's why it's not surprising that anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health disorders, according to the American Psychiatric Association. And as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been a noticeable increase in the number of people dealing with anxiety and other mental health conditions. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 31 percent of Americans reported experiencing anxiety in June. Worse yet, anxiety wreaks all kinds of havoc on more than just your mind, as well. In fact, This Is How Your Anxiety Is Hurting Your Health.

"It's quite understandable the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause significant stress and psychological distress for a large proportion of the population," Maurizio Fava, MD, psychiatrist-in-chief at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in an article on the facility's website. "And we know the rates are progressively increasing."

However, it doesn't take a global health crisis to trigger your anxiety. There are countless little things you do everyday, likely without even knowing it, that amplify your stress—especially if you already have an anxiety disorder. So, to help you stave off any of those feelings, be sure to avoid these things that are making your anxiety worse.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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