Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

What Are Panic Attacks? Panic attacks are very frightening.  Some people suddenly feel anxious or nervous and don’t know why.  Other people suddenly feel as if they are having a heart attack or stroke, even if they aren’t, which understandably causes fear and distress.   Some people suddenly feel “out …

Another Reason to Reduce Stress at Work

A new study by Heikkilä et al (2013) showed that people who have stressful jobs are more likely to have unhealthy lifestyle habits, like smoking and inactivity.  The researchers did not specify the cause of this association between work stress and unhealthy habits, but they did suggest that improving workplaces to …