Are anxious people better equipped to handle danger?

Anxiety disorders involve excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday tasks or events and can interfere with daily activities, including work and relationships. A new study, however, investigates the potential neurological upsides to anxiety.

Dec 30

Categories: Anxiety

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Patients with Misophonia Require Help and Understanding

Some people find the sound of nails on a chalkboard or the rumbling of a snoring spouse irritating, but what if the sound of someone breathing sent you into a fit of rage? This is a reality for many sufferers of misophonia.

Nov 28

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Greater stress and depression risk for teens with lots of Facebook ...

A new study suggests that the more friends a teenager has on Facebook, the more stressed they are likely to be. This may increase their future risk for depression.

Nov 23

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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The power of magical thinking: Why superstitions are hard to shake

When sports fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance. But they do it anyway.

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear

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4 Tips For Finally Facing Your Fears

We know that the best way to deal with our fears is to face them. But, naturally, this sounds like a terrifying proposition. Thankfully, we can learn healthy ways to approach our fears instead of avoiding and denying them.

Nov 4

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Health Psychology

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Worry: A Gloomy Daydream

Although everyone worries from time to time, some of us are plagued by worry on a daily basis. Why do we do this?

Nov 3

Categories: Anxiety

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Neurotic People Have A Surprising Mental Advantage

Neuroticism is characterised by negative thinking in a range of areas. However, over-thinking worriers enjoy this unexpected psychological advantage.

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety, Personality problems

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Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...

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Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety, ...

The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

Sep 12

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception

The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about 'feeling blue' - new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go beyond mere metaphor. The results of two studies ...

Sep 4

Categories: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression

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Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...

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Diabetic children at greater risk of depression and anxiety

A quarter of Australian teenagers with type 1 diabetes are also struggling with depression and anxiety. A study published today finds that the condition which is treated with injections is placing a significant psychological burden on children.

Jul 20

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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Study: How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

It seems as though the nature v.s. nurture debate will never end and most modern scientists would come to the consensus that the development of a human being would comprise of both. However, one might think that mental disorders are largely due to ...

Jul 16

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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The Uncanny Valley; Does your life need a filter for malign ...

Do you find yourself afraid of something that are.. almost normal? Almost human (Andriods)? Almost the same stuffed toy you used to have? Almost a happy family? You're not alone. This is exactly a result of a phenomenon known as The Uncanny Valley.

Jul 13

Categories: Anxiety

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Anxiety: The Reason It Can Socially Isolate You

Anxiety has a strange effect on this critical social ability, study finds. Anxiety interferes with the ability to take other people’s perspective, new research reveals. Anxiety makes people focus more on themselves and reduces their empathy for ...

Jul 8

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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