Living With Anxiety Is Hard, But There Are Coping Mechanisms | Comment Is Free | Theguardian.com

Beta blockers work by blocking the flow of epinephrine (more commonly known as adrenaline) that occurs when youre anxious. This means they can help to control and block the physical symptoms that often accompany social anxiety at least for a short while. They are primarily used for short-term situations, such as when you need to give a speech. However, like benzodiazepines, they are not generally recommended for the treatment of social anxiety and are rarely prescribed for it. Pages: 1 2 All Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues — as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior — since 1992.
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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Nine wounded in Egypt’s Sinai bomb attack 5 hours ago . View photo Egyptian soldiers pray as they are deployed in the northern Sinai town of Al-Arish on July 16, 2013 (AFP Cairo (AFP) – Seven police conscripts and two civilians were wounded on Wednesday in a bomb blast in the town of Al-Arish, the capital of Egypt’s restive northern Sinai peninsula, security officials said. A child was run over by a car in the aftermath of the attack, as panic erupted on the scene, the officials added. Militants have stepped up assaults on security forces since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July and the military-installed authorities launched a deadly crackdown on his supporters. Wednesday’s attack targeted a police armoured vehicle in Al-Arish’s centre, the officials said. After the blast, gunfights erupted between the security forces and the assailants, who managed to escape, the officials added.
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Second, keep busy. I’ve decided to go for my degree in politics, philosophy and economics, and the focus required keeps anxiety at bay. The Open University is sensitive to students’ individual needs, and the fact that I have taken to philosophy like a duck to water has boosted my confidence. I also do voluntary work online, as helping others helps me. Meanwhile, I’m adding to my CV for when life gets better. I cannot erase the stigma attached to mental health disorders, but I can make myself more marketable and hope for brighter days. They will come.
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