How to deal with Bad Memories?

What's one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, ...

Apr 24

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression

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Can Shy Children grow up to be Anxious adults?

Three little girls sit together in a room, playing with the toys surrounding them. One of the girls - "Emma" - has clearly taken ...

Apr 19

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development

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Switching off anxiety with light

An imbalance in serotonin levels seems to cause anxiety and depression. Researchers have provided a new model system for investigating the mechanism underlying these dysfunctions in cell cultures as well as living organisms by using light.

Apr 9

Categories: Anxiety

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Therapists' Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor's office and crowded Metro rides. But what if an app could actually help with mental health? Researchers from Hunter College and the City ...

Apr 5

Categories: Anxiety

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Neurobiologists find chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, ...

This week, a research team led by Associate Professor Grigori Enikolopov of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports online in the journal PlOS One the results of experiments designed to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, ...

Mar 31

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Anxiety, Child Development, Stress ...

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Reducing Anxiety With a Smartphone App

"Millions of people suffering from psychological distress fail to seek or receive mental health services. A key factor here is that many evidence-based treatments are burdensome - time consuming, expensive, difficult to access, and perceived as ...

Mar 21

Categories: Anxiety

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Does clown therapy really help anxious Children?

Hospitals can be strange, foreboding places for young children. One idea to help reduce their anxiety is to invite clowns onto the ...

Mar 12

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Increasing Brain Acidity may reduce Anxiety

Increasing acidity in the brain's emotional control center reduces anxiety, according to an animal study published February 26 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest a new mechanism for the body's control of fear and anxiety, and point ...

Mar 1

Categories: Anxiety

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Can mobile apps help you cope with Mental Health issues?

Journalist Scott Stossel was so anxious at his own wedding that he had to hold on to his new bride in order to steady himself at the altar. His clothes were by then soaked through by torrential sweat. At the birth of his first child, with his wife ...

Feb 17

Categories: Anxiety

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Why Do We Get Nervous?

This short video presentation explains why we get butterflies in our tummy whenever we have to get up in front of an audience or when ...

Feb 11

Categories: Anxiety

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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked. It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court fast. ...

Jan 18

Categories: Anxiety

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Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain

A medical journal review has found that just 30 minutes daily meditation can improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain. Participants in this review had had at least 4 hours of instruction in a form of meditation, such as mindfulness or ...

Jan 10

Categories: Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Meditation

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Anxiety: Getting Excited Beats Trying to Calm Down

A study on anxiety-inducing activities like public speaking finds that the intuitive response–consciously trying to calm down - isn't the best strategy. Instead, people instructed to say to themselves, "I am excited" before a stressful ordeal, ...

Jan 7

Categories: Anxiety

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Protein that controls Anxiety and Trauma in Brain discovered

A team of Montréal researchers at the IRCM led by Dr. Nabil G. Seidah, in collaboration with Dr. William C. Wetsel's team at Duke University in the United States, discovered that the protein PC7 plays a critical role in the brain by affecting ...

Dec 16

Categories: Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Where and how are fear-related behaviours and anxiety disorders ...

A team of researchers at Inserm led by Cyril Herry (Inserm Unit 862, “Neurocentre Magendie,” Bordeaux) has just shown that interneurons located in the forebrain at the level of the prefrontal cortex are heavily involved in the control of fear ...

Nov 22

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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