Anxiety

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‘We can’t switch off’: MP’s staff member reveals mental health pressure
An anonymous worker shares their experience, as study shows half of UK MPs’ staff have clinical levels of psychological distress

As told to Josh Halliday

23, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘I feel totally seen’: John Crace on how guided breathing soothed a lifetime of anxiety
After 65 anxious years, trying every conceivable treatment and therapy available, just one session of breathwork was all that was needed to calm a troubled mind

John Crace

23, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Phones are like a scab we know we shouldn’t pick’: the truth about social media and anxiety
Although connecting with friends online has positive benefits for mental health, overdoing screen time can lead to a catastrophic emotional crash

Tara Porter

22, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Focus on coping, not curing: how to help an anxious child
Growing up in the age of anxiety is challenging for children and parents alike but there are plenty of ways to help young people to face their fears

Gaby Hinsliff

22, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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How to recognise the symptoms of anxiety and get help
From OCD to agoraphobia and PTSD, there are almost as many types of anxiety disorder as things to worry about. Here’s how to spot the signs and find the relevant support

Linda Geddes

21, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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What I wish I’d known about living with an anxiety disorder
When Daisy Buchanan was diagnosed with anxiety in her 20s she finally had a name for what she was feeling, but not the tools to cope. Here’s how she has learned to live with it

Daisy Buchanan

21, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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I appear successful, but since having kids I feel I’ve lost myself | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
Squashing your anger down is exhausting. Try using your free time to do what makes you feel good, and see what shifts

Annalisa Barbieri

20, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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David Tennant calms his stage fright … with chocolate
The Doctor Who star and classical actor reveals how he copes with ‘the horror of the terror’ of theatrical anxiety

Dalya Alberge

15, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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People in performing arts twice as likely to have depression, Equity finds
Performing arts practitioners’ union says Covid exacerbated contributory factors such as job insecurity and low pay

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

11, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Will Young: Losing My Twin Rupert review – an unflinching portrait of 20 years of sadness
This celebrity documentary is a rare beast: a compassionate and courageous examination of alcoholism – inspired by the death of the singer’s brother

Lucy Mangan

10, May, 2022 @10:10 PM

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My teenage Prozac diary
At just 14, Daniella Isaacs was prescribed Prozac. Looking back on those years, she reflects on her complicated relationship with the new ‘wonder drug’

Daniella Isaacs

07, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Anxiety can be good for you
It’s never going to be fun, but it can be healthy – and facing up to it is always better than hiding, says Kate Smith

Kate Smith

07, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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