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5 Ways to Cope with Your Diagnosis

A new diagnosis can be incredibly scary. You feel a whirlwind of emotions, and sometimes you don’t know what to do. Take it from someone who has quite a few under her belt, although it feels like it more often than not, it’s important to remember that all hope isn’t lost. There are a few things you can do to cope with your diagnosis.

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My Top Two Favorite Books for Anxiety and OCD

I’ve previously avoided self-help books. Nothing against them, I just didn’t actively seek them when I browsed. Everything changed when I started therapy. In the last three years, my counselor has suggested two books that have quickly become invaluable to me.

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Mental Health Week: Lack of Focus, Hyperfocus, and Silent Symptoms

Anxiety, chronic pain, OCD, PTSD, depression, really any chronic illness can make focusing difficult. In addition to an inability to focus, conditions like ADHD can lead to hyperfocusing. Lack of focus and hyperfocus are silent symptoms and I think they require a bit more discussion.

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How I Handled My Cinema Anxiety While Seeing a Movie Alone

I have movie theater anxiety, particularly when it comes to superhero films. It’s bad enough that I often don’t go, or I have to go with other people to get through it. This week, I had to face my anxiety head on by myself for a movie I desperately wanted to see: Avengers: Infinity War.

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