Worry Wart Remover: 8 Ways to Let It Go

Whether your worrying is the result of an anxiety disorder, ADD/ADHD, a phobia, PTSD, OCD, or paranoia, follow Dr. Ned Hallowell's coping strategies for excessive, obsessive, or constant worrying.

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Worrying Causes

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): A pattern of constant worry and anxiety over many different activities and events.

Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD): Excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment.

Social Phobia: Irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties or other social events.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations, or behaviors that make one feel driven to do something.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Anxiety occurring after one has seen or experienced a traumatic event.

Paranoia: A psychotic state in which an individual cannot distinguish between the imagined and the actual.

Excerpted from Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition (Ballantine Books).

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