Deborah O Day Psy D

Dr. Day received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Family Mediator. Dr. Day is in private practice with Psychological Affiliates, Inc., of Winter Park, Florida.

Since Record Keeping Started in ’04, Google Searches for Anxiety Have Never Been Higher Than in 2016

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, August 25, 2016

Welcome to the 21st century. Everything is everywhere, and everyone is everywhere. The internet has taken leaps and bounds within the last 25 years, but not everything is good about this new marvel. One of the more widespread issues throughout the United States at this moment in time, would be the uprise of psychological abnormalities. People have become more and more connected with each other, with the introduction of social media. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are a few examples of creations that have connected people with relatives, friends, and peers, whether they are a few miles from them, or a few thousand miles from them. But this marvel should be used with caution, because the side effects from becoming attached to a screen hasn’t been so forgiving to people around the world.


We are becoming a society that is dependent on connection through the internet, but it also gives many people a feeling of angst and loneliness. It’s odd that a connection to the entire world causes loneliness, but the more we become connected to keyboards and screens, we are becoming a society of shut-ins.


Not everyone becomes like this, however, there are benefits to social media and the internet. This is just a broad statement and a mindset that has been adopted by many individuals. There is also a shared mindset of anxiety throughout the U.S., caused by a many number of reasons. But this mindset of loneliness and self-containment has spiraled out of control, and caused many people to search for answers through the ever-growing internet.


Google is another amazing innovation that is a major backbone of the internet we know today. It allows us to type in a few words and instantly get results, taking us from local research, to an answer or result that comes from around the world. Lately there has been many searches for the same thing though, and that is a search for ‘anxiety’. People have become more and more anxious as a whole, and where do these people turn to? You got it, the internet.


The internet has become a place of resource, a place of enlightenment, a place of discovery. But with something as complex as dealing with anxiety, it is not always the intelligent thought to self-diagnose and handle the issue alone. Sometimes, we need professional help. People are often stubborn to the idea to reach out and ask for help, and that is why it can be so difficult sometimes for people to receive the help they need. The internet has become the source or retainer of most knowledge we possess now-a-days, but it doesn’t have to be like that.


Since record keeping started in 2004, google searches for anxiety have never been higher than in 2016. We have reached a precipice of angst and worry, and people are turning to google for help. Although google might have many different helpful answers, in many cases anxiety isn’t something that has a quick fix. Psychologists study for years and years to become able to help those affected by anxiety, and it can have many different traits and side effects as well, so an expert is sometimes required to be able to curve side effects and recommend a successful treatment plan.


Psychology in Orlando, FL, has become far more popular and sought out in the recent years. With the technology era intertwining with the era of knowledge, Orlando has become a central hub in Florida for furthering the discovery and treatment of new psychological cases. With more and more causes driving anxiety through the roof all across the United States, psychology has been turning the gears rapidly to get ahead of this epidemic. But don't fret, google doesn’t always have the answers, and that’s ok.


Sometimes seeking out a professional for expert advice isn’t such a bad thing. It is sometimes necessary to seek advice from someone who truly understands a concept as complex as the human mind. Anxiety can be a crippling disease, but with the help of an expertly trained professional, we can stop anxiety in its tracks, and take back our peace of mind.

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