Psychology of Anxiety

Psychology of Anxiety

Take a deep breath in and out. Feel better? Anxiety and stress can be pretty gnarly. When it starts to affect your daily life, that’s when there’s some serious concern. But what can you do when you have a problem with anxiety? This week, Micah explores the psychology of anxiety and its treatment.

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April 2, 2017 / 15 Comments / by / in
  • Dalahäst!

  • You forgot to mention a lot of people who don't realise they are anxious will self medicate on drugs and alcohol. Another great video.

  • Thanks for the great content!

  • Why is there a stigma against anxiety disorders? Because if someone with anxiety figures out the reason for it, there might be people to blame.

  • This video came at an excellent time for me. It's nice to have reminders that when my brain does things I don't want it to do, there's something I can do about it.

  • A number of close of friends of mine have clinical anxiety (grad school has a habit of cranking up people's preexisting anxiety or uncovering their predilections to be anxious) and one of my friends undergoes CBT and swears by it. It honestly frustrates me the stigma surrounding these and other mental conditions. Thank you for the really informative/supportive video <3

  • can you please explain a traumatic event would lead to increased chance of anxiety. In my own personal experience that is the opposite way around. but anxiety is wide ranging and I'm mainly talking about social anxiety but idk what do you think?

  • I love the video!
    Is there a chance, you could cover Dissociative disorder at some point in the future?

  • I'm 16 i've been having panic disorder for 6 months, its scary when the panic comes, i think i was going to die. I used to have a happy life. My mind is full of horrible thoughts, i'm scared. I've not gone to docter, i dont want my parent or friends know about this. I wonder if someone has became better?can i became normal like i was?do i need meditation or therapy?pls give me some advices ( sorry for my bad english)

  • watching this while i can't sleep bc i'm anxious

  • Hey people!! I really enjoy your videos, you're amazing. Please make a video about the neurocognitive model of depression and CBT/antidepressant treatments!!!


  • Nice explanations!!! Good video really helpful and great explaining!!

  • Hey nice video… I'm definitely going to subscribe!

  • YES, YES, AND YES! Thanks for these!

    I haven't tried CBT. I immediately went to psychiatrist so he gave me meds. It helped somehow. It's hard to find therapists here. Too pricey.

    Also, the fun activities are fine but with Panic Disorder, it will keep you away from things you love.

  • Is excitement anxiety?

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