Updated: Aug 4
Speaking of Anxiety: We Must
According to pre-pandemic statistics, anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adults in the U.S., or almost 20% of the population. Estimates are that one-third of all people will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Overall, anxiety is the most common mental illness, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
This episode of the Genius podcast features Dimitrios Tsataris, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist and specialist in anxiety management. Even talking with Dr. Tsataris was a bit of a calming experience. I had met him in our social media posts but this was our first time chatting over Zoom. He’s warm, yet professional, kind, and authentic. Our topics included: the different ways anxiety can manifest, how social media may wreak havoc on our calm, what’s keeping people awake, affect forecasting, myths in our culture that generate angst, going back to work in person, building our capacity to feel empowered, and why it’s important to normalize talking about mental health, especially now.
You will leave feeling more equipped to deal with your own anxiety and more understanding of others.
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us for this episode. Thank you so much, Dr. Tsataris.
Dimitrios Tsatiris, MD is a practicing board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the field of anxiety management. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
He studies and writes about the interface of anxiety and achievement. His Psychology Today blog “Anxiety in High-Achievers” is viewed by more than 20,000 readers per month.
His work has appeared in Health.com, Psychology Today, PsychCentral, KevinMD,
ThriveGlobal, and the White Coat Investor among other publications.
You can check out his work at dimitriostsatiris.com. You can also find him @drdimitrios on Twitter, Instagram and Clubhouse.