Feeling anxious from time to time is normal. But when anxiety takes over—panicky, doom-filled thoughts spinning in your brain like a hamster on a flywheel that never stops—then your quality of life and your health are at risk. Yes, drugs can help. But there are many things that may help you get back on an even keel without using drugs (and suffering their side effects).

Read below about a variety of nondrug therapies and techniques that calm anxiety, restore your peace of mind and get you centered again…

Your Brain On Anxiety…and Anxiety Drugs

How The World Is Making You Anxious

Say No to Benzodiazepines to Cut Dementia Risk

Racing Heart? Anxiety?

Do This to Get Calm…

Take a Deep Breath To Cure What Ails You

How to Avoid Assuming the Worst

Anxious? Don’t Breathe Deeply

Beat Social Anxiety Disorder with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How Exercise Reduces Anxiety…By Buffering Excitable Neurons In the Brain

How Transcendental Meditation Helps Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress

Clothespin Trick to Calm You Down

Tea, Yogurt, Supplements…

The Happy Spice: Vanilla

GABA Supplements: Natural Help for Anxiety

If Anxiety Interferes With Good Sleep, Consider L-Theanine

No More Drugs for Anxiety

Let Your Phone Be Your Therapist: 7 Psych Apps That Really Work

Soothe Anxiety with Probiotics