Anxiety disorders are more common in older adults than depression, yet they are frequently overlooked because of a focus on depression and dementia in older adults, * according to the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.PureAudacity.com will be doing a 6-part series on anxiety in older adults.
Stress Relievers - Tips for Dealing with Everyday Stress
It's the everyday stress that can really get you down. Everyday stress can become chronic, and dealing with stress in a healthy way is important. Here are some tips of relieving everyday stress.
1. Take an art class - Art therapy has been shown to help with stress relief. Being able to channel the internal emotions into an art medium can be very therapeutic.
2. Prayer, guided meditation and imagery - Experts say that 10 to 20 minutes of prayer or meditation each day can help reduce stress. Guided imagery also may be helpful, and can be included with prayer or meditation. You can find websites with stress-relieving images to click on, and there are other sources for guided imagery online and at your library. You may also choose to see a professional who can guide you through the imagery or meditation.
Treating anxiety with essential oils is not only effective according to multiple studies, but often more effective than prescription medications. That doesn’t mean you should set out to treat your anxiety yourself, but it does mean there may be an alternative or addition to your treatment that will make a difference. Let’s look at the various oils that people use to treat anxiety.