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It is normal for people to occasionally experience anxiety, a feeling of uneasiness usually as a response to fear. But when anxiety takes over your life, it can take a toll on your health and happiness.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Many healthy people can identify with some of the symptoms of OCD, but for people with OCD, the simplest activities very distressing, and interfere with daily life. Check out common symptoms and effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Why Some People Will Do Anything to Avoid Pooping in Public Toilets

There's even a scientific term for people with bathroom anxiety who devise strategies, find secret spots or just head home when going in public is too overwhelming. See more »

How Elevator Psychology Works

You're headed down in a packed elevator on your way to lunch. Suddenly, the elevator lurches to a stop. As the sweats starts beading on your upper lip, you wonder if it just got harder to breathe. See more »

High Anxiety Pictures

Millions across the world are affected by mental disorders. Whether they affect a loved one or a co-worker, mental disorders touch the lives of countless millions. This gallery will show which disorders are the most prevalent. See more »

Understanding Panic Attacks

Out of nowhere you feel absolute terror. Your heart races and you're frantic for your breath. Everything seems unreal. Are you losing your mind? No, you're having a panic attack. See more »

Ayurveda for Anxiety and Depression

Depression and anxiety are probably something that every human being has experienced at some time. Learn more about these feelings and the alternative treatments that are available for them. See more »

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone who has had a life-threatening or other emotionally traumatic experience. Find out what you need to know about PTSD in this article. See more »

EMDR: Breakthrough Therapy for Traumatic Stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), affecting over five million adults nationwide each year, is seen not only in war veterans, but also in disaster victims and anyone who's suffered a traumatic experience. Learn more about PTSD. See more »

Nutritional Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

What are some of the causes of headaches? Take a look into the causes of headaches and the nutritional remedies you can use to treat these types of pains. See more »

Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

Do you know the common signs of anxiety and signs of anxiety attacks? Find out the common signs of anxiety and anxiety attacks at HowStuffWorks. See more »

If you suffer from a form of anxiety disorder, you can get help from anxiety disorder support organizations. Check out a list of organizations that help you overcome your anxiety. See more »