School Refusal

Most kids like to go to school; if nothing else, they enjoy seeing their friends. Some kids get themselves so worked up at the thought of going to school they manifest symptoms of anxiety. A few children may simply be manipulative; others may be fearful of a specific...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

“Do you feel better now?”, my wife asked. “I could tell you were worried”. No. Not really; not much better. I woke up one Saturday morning a while back to find the middle finger of my right hand swollen to about three times it’s normal...

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%) in a given year, causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event (such as speaking in public...

Don’t Worry…

…Be Happy The other day I wrote about Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is when worry occurs more or less constantly to the point where it interferes with ones ability to function. Two of the primary symptoms are worrying a lot about everyday things even...