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Anxiety and the holidays

Anxiety is a natural response to stress. Stress spikes, and you become anxious as fear or apprehension can set in. An estimated 40 million people suffer with an anxiety disorder called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or social anxiety disorder. During the holidays, people can see a  spike in anxiety due to reconnecting with family or meeting new people at holiday gatherings.

Many of the same solutions to anxiety that are offered to those who struggle with general anxiety or social anxiety, can be applied to those  who nervous during their holiday reunions and gatherings.  Here are some tips to help you deal with your  anxiety:

We at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions are here to help you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (703) 955-0915 or email at info@gpsmindset.com.  

Author
Dr. Ifeanyi Olele Ifeanyi Olele, DO, MBA, MS, is a board-certified psychiatrist who sees adolescent and adult patients in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions. Dr. Olele is a dedicated psychiatrist in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma-related stress disorders, and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Ifeanyi Olele is one of the few psychiatrists who utilizes psychotherapy (talk therapy) as part of his treatment plan.

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