How do Anxiety and Worry Affect Our Health, and What are Some Strategies to Manage Them?

September 4, 2020
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani

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This episode of the Living to 100 Club radio program explores the negative impact of anxiety and worry on our health and our longevity. Our guest is Dr. Jennifer Abel, a clinical psychologist and expert in the treatment of worry and anxiety. What are the most important things to understand about anxiety? What are the myths about “fighting” uncomfortable emotions? And what is the connection between worry and depression? These and other questions will be addressed with Dr. Abel, along with what strategies are effective in managing these difficult and unpleasant emotional states. We will also be discussing the grieving process and Dr. Abel’s prescriptive advice, “Visit it, don’t live in it.” These are difficult times, and feelings of generalized anxiety are widespread. We invite you to join us and encourage you to send in your questions for our guest on our next radio program.

Living to 100 Club

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Joseph M. Casciani

Joseph M. Casciani

Dr. Joe Casciani is a clinical psychologist who has been working with seniors, their families, and caregivers for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, he now resides in San Diego, California, with his wife of 48 years. Spending three decades in the health care industry, Dr. Casciani brings a point of view that emphasizes what we now know about longevity, how to create a future that is bigger than our past, and how to remove the mental clutter that robs us of a positive, energizing outlook on life. Dr. Casciani has shepherded other mental health professionals wanting to work with seniors and has written extensively on the vital role of mental health in long term care settings and the challenges of coping with medical conditions. Dr. Casciani has presented at professional and trade association meetings and has conducted a series of online webinars on aging and mental health. Beyond the clinical work and training, Dr. Casciani’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought rise to his building and operating several businesses in the health care industry, while managing the practices of other mental health professionals in several states.

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Episode Directory

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