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The Anxiety Epidemic

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posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 09:01 AM
a reply to: BrianFlanders
It is the set up for the next medical crisis.

Make healthcare providers have to check everyone for some kind mental or emotional issue. Force them to treat them for it, then blame the healthcare providers for any side effects or any developed dependent behavior to the treating medications.

This is just another generated crisis, created to put money in someone's pocket. After all we are expendable.

posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 09:40 AM

originally posted by: NateTheAnimator
a reply to: watchitburn

And people seem to brag about this stuff, like it's the cool thing to be a genetic weak link.

Yeah I hear people brag all the time about how they were severely abused sexually,physically and emotionally by people they trusted. Whether it be friends or family, it's absolutely the best thing ever.

I hear neurological disorders like dementia is the new cool.

Your lack of empathy is seriously F***ing disturbing...

The kids brag. Step foot into a middle school,

Youll hear all the BS s# kids brag about.

The latest trend here is going to holly hill. Thats a big milestone if you get in there.

posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 10:04 AM
Not to be insensitive, and not to inject doom or gloom, but I wonder how much of this increase in anixety among the masses is symbiotic.

Maybe we have a very good reason to be experiencing an increase in anxiety.

All living things are believed to have a basic survival instinct. We are programmed for fight or flight.

What if the increase in anxiety across the globe, has to do with us instinctively knowing that something is not right about our world and the way we live? What if we are being intinctively warned, that the things we are doing, or not doing, is endangering our planet, and our lives? What if instinctively we are being screamed at, that there are things that are happening to us, and our planet, that we can't see, or refuse to see?

posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 09:37 PM
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

I think you nailed it. I would add the ambient energies on planet (solar and cosmic ray influxes to name a few) are radically different than they used to be and the tuned body's alarm bells can be almost constantly going off for those who are able to perceive these subtleties.

Those who tend to experience excessive anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, and the like (me) will often have a gene variation. These sensitives are like canaries in the coal mine.

Gene Variant

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 11:26 AM
Anxiety condition is what ruined my entire life. I have been suffering (and I still do suffer from anxiety) since I have been around 14 years old and there seem that nothing would ever help me. my mother is a firm believer that drugs are bad and especially anti anxiety drugs, so I could not use any until one year ago. I have finally been able to try what's that to try getting some medical help. the first 2 anti depressants have not worked on me. However the 3rd one that my doc prescribed to me worked wonders. I am still taking it and I would continue taking it for as much as it would help!

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 12:49 PM
People really should meditate. I won't get all new age and preach it, but it's good fun and will help with anxiety issues.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: Defecdoing

Do you mind my asking what med works for you? No harm intended.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:11 PM
a reply to: woodwardjnr

You're right, meditation/yoga visualization does help according to this article, along with singing and other pretty interesting methods:


Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been used to control seizures since 1979. Well, the procedure, which uses a pace-maker-like device implanted in the chest, has recently been approved for treating tough cases of depression. And how ’bout this? A non-invasive VNS device is under development and will soon be ready for clinical trials.

But when it comes to depression and anxiety relief, you don’t have to fool with invasive or non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation. Nope, you can learn and practice vagal maneuvers. Here are just a few…

Immersing your face in cold water (diving reflex)

Attempting to exhale against a closed airway (Valsalva maneuver).
It’s usually done by closing your mouth, and pinching your nose shut while pressing out as if blowing up a balloon. A modified – less impactful on the Eustachian tubes – version can be performed by breathing with the glottis (the vocal folds and the opening between them) partially closed. Just do the exhale while making a “Hhhh” sound, like when you’re cleaning your glasses.


Tensing your stomach muscles as if to bear down to have a bowel movement (carefully, now)

Diaphragmatic breathing techniques

Hey, I’m not into yoga, though I so want to give it a go. Anyway, I’m told basic yoga routines can stimulate the vagus nerve.
And yoga-associated activities can, as well. Included is chanting – listening and vocalizing. Incidentally, I find making soft and low-tone chanting/moaning vocalizations very soothing.

Oh, one more idea. I’m really into visualization – it’s always worked well for me. So why not visualize that vagus nerve of yours being stimulated, and generating comfort? Go ahead, do a search for a vagus nerve image that hits home. And work it!

We’re Done

Hey, I don’t know what you’re dealing with – panic attack symptoms, major depressive disorder, stress, generalized anxiety disorder, etc. It’s our responsibility to do all we can to come up with management techniques – and practice them ’til they become just the way we do things.

I think (self) vagus nerve stimulation is one of those techniques. So learn more about it and give it a go, k?

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posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:55 AM
a reply to: seentoomuch
Just imagine if everyone who said they were anxious spent 30 mins meditating a day rather than 30 mins watching msm news a day. You don't need to be a scientist to know who would be less anxious.

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