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Many factors likely cause you stress these days: bills to pay, the boss on your back, economic recessions, global warming, and more. According to a new white paper from Liberty Mutual Insurance, based on data from the National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity, if you worry every day, you’re in good company: some 38%  of people report feeling worried on a daily basis. Licensed clinical psychologists Simon A. Rego and Jennifer L. Taitz explore how to control worrying through mindfulness and planning. While never providing medical advice, getAbstract suggests this useful primer to anyone who feels their worries are beginning to get the better of them.

About the Authors

Both licensed clinical psychologists, Simon A. Rego is an Anxiety and Depression Association of America founding fellow and Jennifer L. Taitz is an American Institute for Cognitive Therapy senior psychologist.



In 2016, excessive worrying is a common complaint for many people. Having an “intolerance of uncertainty” – in other words, a fear that if you try something new, something bad could happen – can make you more susceptible to excessive worrying. It’s easy to overestimate how things can go wrong and to underestimate your ability to cope with challenges. Some people believe worrying protects them from bad things happening. Others fear their worrying will cause other problems – like having a heart attack.

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