23. Don’t panic
Have you suddenly got afraid of the dark? Depression and anxiety go hand in glove. Try these strategies for managing panic attacks, free-floating anxiety and all those irrational fears.
Feeling stressed and anxious? It’s hardly surprising. It doesn’t have to be something big. Depression’s hard to cope with and it means the small stuff is more likely to wind you up. Maybe you’ve lost your wallet, or the train’s late.
Anxiety is caused when your primeval fight or flight mechanism gets activated. This device evolved as a survival strategy when confronted by, say, a sabre-toothed tiger. It kicks in when you feel under threat. At low levels, increased anxiety leads to better performances. Low-level stress is essential ...