a young adult struggles with social anxiety disorder

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder in a Loved One

Feeling anxious about meeting a new person or speaking in front of others is not unusual or unhealthy. Yet, for some people, social interaction is complicated and, in some ways, debilitating. This condition, also known as social phobia, a person with a social anxiety disorder has an intense fear of judgment or rejection from other…

Xanax Addiction

How Xanax Addictions Develop

Alprazolam, or Xanax, is a drug often that doctors often provide as a sedative through a prescription. It belongs to a category of drugs called benzodiazepines. Most people who receive the drug are dealing with mental health disorders like anxiety or panic disorder. Other medical uses for a Xanax prescription include helping chemotherapy patients deal with nausea,…

a young man experiences the signs of stress

Recognizing the Signs of Stress in Your Young Adult

Young adults are a jumble of emotions on a good day. Accordingly, their minds and bodies are still going through changes, hormonal and otherwise, almost constantly. But when you add stress to the mix, your grown child may feel overwhelmed. Consequently, explosive anger, self-isolation, and the silent treatment are all indicators that your loved one…

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Anxiety in Men: More Common Than Many Believe

When people think of anxiety and depression, they may not always immediately think of men. Yet men struggle with mental health issues frequently. However, culturally, anxiety in men is often not allowed to be expressed in healthy ways leading to both substance abuse and other mental health issues. Unfortunately, this high level of stress may also…