Stop anxiety before it starts with these new strategies: A Q&A with Dr. Ellen Vora

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Jessica DuLong

Published April 5, 2022

In recent years, public figures openly sharing their mental health struggles have helped lift fellow sufferers out of silent shame and stigma.A few decades earlier, the introduction of new medications to treat depression and anxiety disrupted the depiction of mental health problems as a personal failing in favor of an expression of brain chemistry. Today, new understandings of the reciprocal communication between mind and body make anxiety far more preventable than previously known.

In “The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response,” holistic psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora unpacks the physiological underpinnings of stress and fear and shares pioneering strategies for both prevention and treatment.