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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety and fear are common emotions. But, while fear is a normal response to a perceived threat, anxiety is an unwarranted or inappropriate fear or response to a vague or ill-defined threat. Anxiety can be a normal or an appropriate emotion when dealing with day-to-day stresses or problems. However, when these emotions are persistent, excessive and irrational, they may affect (a) the way a person leads his life, (b) the person’s ability to work and (c) the person’s ability to cope with the demands of life or relationships. When this happens, the anxiety becomes an abnormal condition or disorder. There are different types of anxiety disorders characterised by anxiety or fear as the predominant emotion. To watch videos on other common conditions, click here. Signs and Symptoms Anxiety triggers unpleasant mental symptoms such as: ApprehensionConfusionFeeling keyed up or on edgeA sense of helplessnessWorryRepeated negative thoughts It also triggers a wide range of physical symptoms such as:

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Relieve Study Stress With More Effective Time Management Some people think that managing their time is all they need to remove stress from their lives and get their work and their essays done. But, simply managing your time is not as easy as it sounds. The notion that a generic time-management plan will help is no more valid than saying every business can be turned around using the same model. Everyone is different, and when you are under pressure it truly takes a tailored approach to maximize your potential, de-stress, and get your work done. Students with poor time management skills are far more likely to be stressed or feel increased levels of anxiety.

Alcohol consumption in public areas of Little India remains banned on weekends, Singapore News Alcohol consumption in public areas of Little India will continue to be banned on weekends, public holidays and the eve of public holidays, said the police on Wednesday. But the 134 liquor and convenience stores in the zone will now be allowed to sell alcohol between 6am to 8pm on the affected days. Another 240 establishments with public house or beer house licences - such as restaurants, hotels, pubs and coffee shops - will be allowed to sell alcohol at all times. But customers are only permitted to drink within the premises, and any consumption outside is a breach of the ban. Therapy & Counseling for Stress Management There are many healthy ways to relieve stress. Multiple methods can also be used together! This can help people relieve stress that affects them at different levels, like physically and emotionally. When deciding how to manage stress, it is important to make sure your method is healthy and will work long-term. For example, eating comfort food may help someone feel better in the short term. But if eating comfort food becomes a primary method for dealing with stress, their health can be affected.

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