Anxiety is one of most prevalent mental health disorders, with 1 out of 14 people around the world being likely affected. Leading up to conditions such as depression, increased risk for suicide, disability and requirement of high health services, very few people who often need treatment actually receive it. In her talk “How to cope with anxiety”, Olivia Remes of the University of Cambridge will share her vision on anxiety and will unravel ways to treat and manage this health disorder. Arguing that treatments such as psychotherapy and medication exist and often result in poor outcome and high rates of relapses, she will emphasise the importance of harnessing strength in ourselves as we modify our problem-coping mechanisms. Olivia will stress that by allowing ourselves to believe that what happens in life is comprehensive, meaningful, and manageable, one can significantly improve their risk of developing anxiety disorders.

Anxiety is one of most prevalent mental health disorders, with 1 out of 14 people around the world being likely affected. Leading up to conditions such as depression, increased risk for suicide, disability and requirement of high health services, very few people who often need treatment actually receive it. In her talk “How to cope with anxiety”, Olivia Remes of the University of Cambridge will share her vision on anxiety and will unravel ways to treat and manage this health disorder. Arguing that treatments such as psychotherapy and medication exist and often result in poor outcome and high rates of relapses, she will emphasise the importance of harnessing strength in ourselves as we modify our problem-coping mechanisms. At TEDxUHasselt 2017, Olivia will stress that by allowing ourselves to believe that what happens in life is comprehensive, meaningful, and manageable, one can significantly improve their risk of developing anxiety disorders.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

31 Comments

  • Ferguson Tamrot

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

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  • Joe Smith

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I sit here and cry everyday. It’s the only thing that puts the anxiety at bay. Even a little bit, doctors haven’t been able to help me, I’ve suffered for 10 years and I’m only 27. I feel ignored, and that I’m over exaggerating but it’s debilitating I struggle to leave my house.

  • New new

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    my wasted 15 mins really , this woman has never lived any anxious time and doesnt know what anxiety is

  • Anna T

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    crying is the only way i can make myself feel better…but it makes me feel weak. i don’t want to have to cry out my feelings but without doing that, all my anxiety builds up and that’s my only release mechanism. how do i fix that?😔

  • Mohammed Fahad Ahmed Munna

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Useful.

  • Kacie Waite

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Does anyone just get anxiety and they don't know why? And u just can't get rid of the adrenaline what do you do

  • Talal Alhawaj

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Thank you

  • songsong Jamir

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    This helped

  • heheheehhgahahahah

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    i really dont know if i have anxiety or social anxiety😐

  • Tahmid Rakib

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I have to print in front of 300 people tomorrow does anyone have any tips? I only have one chance and i cant forgive my self

  • lukas

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

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  • Adarsh Chaurasia

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    why these comments are hilarious and so relatable at same time

  • Oswald Digestive Clinic

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! Nutrition issues can result in anxiety. For example, magnesium deficiency can be a problem. This deficiency may result from our soils being depleted of magnesium, the increased amount of magnesium used by the body during stress, medications like birth control, and not eating enough magnesium. One good food source of magnesium (and delicious) is pumpkin seeds!

  • Name Unknown

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I've wasted about 5 Years of my life just locking myself at home, away from everyone and everything. I always got teased at school but it didn't stop me from going the next day, now it just seems all the bullying and what I went through when I was younger has caught up to me and it's all stuck in my brain.

  • Nance Prit

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    My problem was that I was always procrastinating and I was wasting so much of my time. The program called Forwago helped me to learn how to focus on what is really important and to start working on my goals.

  • Calm & Collected Sounds

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    White noise did so good for my anxiety, now I am promoting it heavily to help people like me cope better!

  • Chad C. Chadwick

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    My anxiety manifests itself through fear related to biological functions such as not being able to breathe through my nose, feeling like I can't catch my breath, and to a lesser extent general hypochondria. These tips seem more geared towards coping mechanisms for people that have anxiety related to dealing with other people, or other things.

  • Sofia Kristensen

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I don’t know if I have anxiety, but I worry all The time if something bad is going to happen. I worry all the time about what people think of me
    I’m to scared to tell my parents about it, but I can’t sleep at night because I worry so much.
    I really wanna go to therapy, but I don’t know how tell my parents
    Maybe it’s because I want people to think I’m perfect

  • Cosmic Indian

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    seeing her releases my anxiety

  • Ella Pickering

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I can’t do anything coz my family is a mess and it’s so annoying I got anxiety coz of family issues and covid I make pictures in my head thinking of what’s going to happen and i feel like judgement or embarrassment will be made in them situation school is hard for me if i have a argument it makes it worse and my health is getting worse coz of anxiety need help to get rid of my anxiety plz help me anything will be appreciated

  • brie cheese

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I've to submit my dissertation in 4 days but I'm not even being able to start

  • Tara WEi

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I even feel anxiety when I am watching this video…

  • Gregory Dorrell

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    You’re lovely

  • Gregory Dorrell

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I bet I could ease your anxiety

  • Solitario

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Those eyes of hers.

  • Dgee Kay

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Great inspiring outro

  • King Anderson

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    Wow this didn’t help

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  • Sabrina Aurora

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    I keep quitting jobs cause my anxiety and I feel really awful about it 🙃

  • Bhoomika R

    Posted July 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    its 2 30am and its dark I'm litening to this my heart's beating fast if you have earphones liste carefully at 13:54 i almost died

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