Anxiety That Can Cripple
Fear, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive….there are many types of emotion that express an underlying sense of uneasiness about something, sounding the alarm of a real and present danger. When there is something very real of which to be afraid (say, a hungry lion who is loose in your yard and headed straight for you), your heightened state of emotion is expected and normal. But when the fear is disproportionate to the actual danger at hand, it can result in an Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Links and Resources on Stress and Anxiety
Strategies and techniques for overcoming stress and anxiety are found throughout the many articles that are categorized on the left under "Categories," and can also be located under the "Tags" heading (click on any word in the tag cloud for a list of articles that are relevant to stress and anxitety).
Additionally, links and resources outside of this site are listed below, which you may find helpful:
- Anxieties.com (Dr. Reid Wilson)
University of Massachusetts Medical CenterCenter for Mindfulness419 Belmont Ave. 2nd floor
Book: Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., available at Amazon.ca, Publisher: Delta (May 1 1990); ISBN-10: 0385303122; ISBN-13: 978-0385303125
- CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
CAMH operates central clinical and research facilities in Toronto. They also have 26 locations throughout the province of Ontario that provide communities with education and support for program development, health promotion and prevention. The main site in Toronto is:CAMH1001 Queen Street West and 30-60 White Squirrel Way (Queen and Ossington)
M6J 1H4Tel: (416) 535-8501
Designated Visitors Parking Area located off of Shaw Street.
Paid Parking: Cash only
- (more links and resources to come)
Of all the websites I have come across, Dr. Reid Wilson’s site, called anxieties.com, on overcoming anxieties, has provided the most comprehensive (free!) help I have seen. Free lessons are provided on this site, to teach you about anxiety, and enlighten you to strategies and techniques to overcome anxiety and stress, including Panic Disorder (panic attacks) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).