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Chinese woman facing nonstop pressure from her parents to get married develops severe anxiety disorder

  • A 27-year-old woman in China purportedly developed severe anxiety due to incessant pressure from her parents to get married.
  • The woman reportedly went to a local hospital after suffering various symptoms, including a panic attack, difficulty breathing, numbness and twitching limbs.
  • A doctor explained that the woman’s symptoms were triggered after she got into an argument with her parents about marriage.
  • The woman was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and respiratory alkalosis.

Doctors in China recently diagnosed a 27-year-old woman with severe anxiety disorder caused by the relentless pressure from her parents to get married.

The woman, who resides in Jinan, Shandong province of eastern China, recently went to Qilu Hospital at Shandong University and received treatment after suffering various symptoms, including a panic attack, difficult breathing, numbness and twitching limbs. She was later diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder and respiratory alkalosis.  

‘I thought I f*cked up’: Jung Ho-yeon says she apologized for her acting after viewing ‘Squid Game’

  • “Squid Game” star Jung Ho-yeon revealed in a roundtable interview how she thought she “f*cked up” upon watching the show ahead of its global premiere.
  • The actor recalled apologizing to series director Hwang Dong-hyuk immediately afterwards, telling him, “I am so sorry and thank you so much for casting me.”
  • Joined by fellow TV stars Christina Ricci, Emmy Rossum, Lily James, Rosario Dawson and Sandra Oh, Jung was consoled by the others at the table as she broke down in tears.
  • Looking back, Jung added: “I think I just have to keep going even though I make mistakes. I cried right now — I don't know why I cried at this table — but I just have to keep going, fight with my anxiety and fight with the situation that I had and keep learning and trying.”

Award-winning actor and runway showstopper Jung Ho-yeon faces the same insecurities as the rest of us.

In The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Emmy Roundtable discussion with fellow TV stars Christina Ricci, Emmy Rossum, Lily James, Rosario Dawson and Sandra Oh, Jung reflected on the moment she first watched “Squid Game” ahead of its global premiere. 

4 Ways to Combat Sunday Scaries and Post-Holiday Work Anxiety

sunday scares

Do you feel a sense of dread wash over you every Sunday evening? Do you not only feel nervous after a nice long break but also somewhat fearful?

You’re not alone. “Sunday scaries” is a term used to describe the feeling of anxiety we experience on Sunday evenings because of the thought of returning to work. The name might not sound very frightful, but job site Monster found that 76% of American adults reported having “really bad” Sunday night anxiety which was significantly higher than other parts of the world that reported their anxiety at 47%.

People With Anxiety Issues Have Surprising Advantages, Study Finds

People with anxiety often lament its disadvantages, but researchers say certain levels of anxiety may be indicative of higher verbal, sentinel and social intelligence.

Anxiety, a feeling of unease or nervousness, is a normal emotion that afflicts human beings in the face of an imminent event or uncertain outcome. Extreme anxiety can come in the form of several types of disorders that include panic, social anxiety or a specific phobia. Though these types of mental illnesses can be crippling to a person’s life, researchers linked certain levels of anxiety to higher levels of IQ, sentinel intelligence and gifted social-cognitive abilities.

These Comics Brilliantly Capture What It’s Like to Live With Depression and Anxiety

Nick Seluk, a comic artist at The Awkward Yeti,  faithfully captured the experience of a person suffering from depression and anxiety disorders in a comic strip. His idea for the illustration came from a reader, Sarah Flanigan, who shared her story about battling with anxiety and depression. Comic artist Seluk told Upworthy:

“I’ve been through and seen depression and anxiety in action, and thought Sarah’s story was so perfectly simple. We all get sick physically and mentally, but we need to be open to talking (and laughing) about [it].”