7 Important Things Therapists Wish Everyone Knew About High-Functioning Anxiety

7 Important Things Therapists Wish Everyone Knew About High-Functioning Anxiety

In many ways, high-functioning anxiety is the same as any other type of anxiety, in terms of the way it feels. But one of the key differences is that sufferers are able to tamp it down, hide it, or find a way to use it to their advantage. In the process, it can start to feel like it's not a problem. But that's one of the things therapists want us all to know about high-functioning anxiety — it's still a mental health issue.

This is How to Know if Your Shyness is Something More Serious

This is How to Know if Your Shyness is Something More Serious

The American Psychiatric Association describes avoidant personality disorder as having significant impairments in how someone sees themselves — which leads to low self-esteem, extreme sensitivity to criticism, and reluctance to get involved with people unless they know that they will be liked. And while it's not a totally common condition, it does impact around one percent to two percent of the population.