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Worry Does No Good

  • Occasional worrying is a natural mental activity, but some worry relentlessly and are emotionally overwhelmed, resulting in anxiety disorders.
  • Some believe that a moderate amount of realistic worry is useful and helps one prepare for upcoming problems.
  • To some degree, worr...

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.. is a disorder involving extreme levels of unstoppable worrying, for things that usually don’t come true.

GAD leads to lost energy and wastage of time, and in some cases, it actually manifests a negative outcome. It depletes our ability to think well and to concentrate, delaying any pro...

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Catastrophizing is when people think that the worst outcome will come true and will have consequences that would be unmanageable or unsurvivable. We think worry helps us solve problems and cope up with negative outcomes, but the assumption is inaccurate.

Repeated worry has no bene...

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Worrying is an all-in-all bad deal, but it is difficult to stop ourselves using sheer willpower.

Certain approaches can help:

  1. Acceptance and commitment therapy(ACT) focuses on accepting the worry and not getting consumed by it.
  2. Mindfulness builds a ...

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