Anxiety is a condition that affects only a few adults and must be treated with drugs, right? Wrong. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from long-term anxiety, and drugs are only a partial solution, according to “Worried Sick: Living With Anxiety Disorders,” an article in the newsletter of the National Institutes of Health. As NIH neuroscientist and psychiatrist Daniel Pine puts it, “Everybody has anxiety. The tricky part is how to tell the difference between normal and abnormal anxiety.”
Phone therapy is a proposed “treatment”. Essentially, talking to someone you care about or whomever you believe loves you-will apparently abate the issue. Medication is also a method used to calm the attacks.
So what happens when the aforementioned cause even further stress, trauma or medical complication. It is advised that one simply “check out”. Go to a hotel and treat yourself to a quiet, restful, relaxing holiday rather than one that may enduce unnecessary stress.
Why should the uber hype associated with the holidays and all of its consumerism be a contributing factor to diminished health?