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The Social Anxiety Trampoline: Jumping to Conclusions

Living with social anxiety is like perpetually bouncing on a crowded trampoline: We must be watchful so we don’t cause harm to others; we must avoid bumping into, and thus annoying, others; we know if we do it wrong we … Continue reading ?

How to Spot a Person with Anxiety

The notion that it’s possible to spot a person with anxiety is mortifying to the tens of millions of people living with anxiety disorders. With its physical side effects that can affect every system of the body and its strong … Continue reading ?

The Decline of Trust

In almost all areas of our lives trust has declined—and it has been on the decline for decades.

Worked to death? Study says lack of control over high-stress jobs can lead to early grave

Those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals as part of their employment, a new study concludes.

Ten-Day Challenge to Reduce Anxiety

It can be a tremendous challenge to reduce anxiety. Don’t be mistaken (and outsiders shouldn’t be mistaken, either); it is not your fault that anxiety hangs on and on and on. It’s not because you’re weak. You’re not making it … Continue reading ?

Females react differently than males to social isolation

While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research suggests females, not males, feel stressed when alone.

Research uncovers a new disruption at the root of Parkinson's disease

Leading-edge research has shown for the first time that a malfunctioning stress-coping mechanism in the brain is at the root of Parkinson’s disease. Genetic mutations that cause Parkinson’s disease can prevent synapses – the junctions between neurons where electrical signals are transmitted – from coping with the stress of intense brain activity. Show More Summary

Stress and obesity biologically linked

Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we assume that these two phenomena overlap, the link has not been scientifically demonstrated.

Anxiety Awareness for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Anxiety awareness is important all the time, but during Mental Illness Awareness Week, a special spotlight shines on mental illness, including anxiety disorders. Such a spotlight brings light and warmth to anxiety, which is so often swept away into dark … Continue reading ?

When Anxiety Says You’re a Failure

Anxiety loves to tell me I’m a failure. Have you ever felt a nagging feeling that you’re simply not good enough no matter how hard you try or what you do? Do you ever compare yourself to others and feel … Continue reading ?

Fitness Bands for Anxiety, Mental Health?

Fitness bands are designed to improve an individual’s physical fitness, but can this same product help improve anxiety and general mental health as well?  When I purchased a fitness band a while back, it was with the intention of boosting … Continue reading ?

Worrying About Mistakes

Worrying about mistakes goes hand-in-hand with anxiety. (Worry: How Much is Too Much?) Life, quite unfortunately, isn’t perfect. Things don’t always happen the way we want them to, and sometimes mistakes are made. Big or small, mistakes can negatively impact … Continue reading ?

9/11: Impact on mental illness far beyond U.S. borders

Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets, according to a Danish study.

Sometimes the Best Anxiety Treatment is Cookies and Milk

Finding the right anxiety treatment can be hard, because having anxiety is more than being a little worried. Anxiety affects mind, body, and spirit, and it interferes with living. Therefore, people search for effective anxiety treatments: medication, therapy, alternative treatments, … Continue reading ?

What Causes Anxiety, and Does It Matter?

What causes anxiety? It’s a question nearly all anxiety sufferers ask. Anxiety can range from mild to debilitating; it can be a vague and general experience like existential anxiety, or it can be one of many different types of anxiety … Continue reading ?

Eight Ways to Stop a Panic Attack in its Tracks

Stopping a panic attack can feel impossible. Panic is an extremely intense experience of anxiety that comes on suddenly and grips us in a terrifying vice, like a gigantic boa constrictor snake that winds itself around its prey. It’s a … Continue reading ?

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