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The ABC’s of Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety and panic are complex mental health conditions that have a tremendous impact on our lives. Like most big things, anxiety and panic have their ABC’s, their fundamental concepts that explain the essence of what they are. When young children … Continue reading ?

Prolonged exposure to work-related stress thought to be related to certain cancers

For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first study to assess the link between cancer and work-related stress perceived by men throughout their working life.

What To Do When You Can’t Find Help for Anxiety

Deciding to seek help for anxiety so you can take back your life but then being unable to find help for anxiety is incredibly frustrating (When Do You Need Anxiety Help?). For a variety of reasons, such as insurance problems, … Continue reading ?

How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Heightened activity in the amygdala -- a region of the brain involved in stress -- is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study that provides new insights into the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans.

Most veterans experience good quality of life after military service

With a few notable exceptions, the majority of post-9/11 US veterans appear to do well in regards to work and family quality of life after departing from military service despite their exposure to the war zone, a study has concluded...

You've got mail: Personality differences in email use

A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out -- and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful. The results showed that those of us with a big picture...Show More Summary

When Do You Need Anxiety Help?

It can be surprisingly difficult to know when you need anxiety help. Sometimes we are agitated, second-guessing ourselves, worrying about our mistakes or how we’re perceived or that something bad will happen. Yet despite this nagging anxiety, it’s common to … Continue reading ?

Witnessing fear in others can physically change brain

Scientists have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.

Live an Anxiety-Free Life: Write Your Story

Are you ready to live an anxiety-free life? You can actively take charge of this by writing your story of life without anxiety. Now is the perfect time to begin. At the time I’m writing this, we’re about to enter … Continue reading ...

The late effects of stress: New insights into how the brain responds to trauma

A new study has shown how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed trauma. A stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brain region known as the amygdala. This activity is delayed and is dependent on a molecule known as the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDA-R), a protein on nerve cells known to be crucial for memory functions.

Conquer Anxiety at Any Age: Use Stages of Development

Just as anxiety can happen at any age, it’s possible to conquer anxiety at any age by using the stages of development. The previous two articles explored the fact that all human beings progress through distinct developmental stages, each with … Continue reading ?

Sleep helps process traumatic experiences

If we sleep in the first 24 hours after a traumatic experience, this may help process and integrate the distressing memories more effectively, as researchers demonstrate in a new study. Sleep could thus be used as an early prevention strategy for post-traumatic stress disorders.

Anxiety Can Happen at Any Age: The Adult Years

Anxiety doesn’t discriminate. It can strike all human beings, and anxiety can happen at any age. Humans progress through distinct developmental stages as they grow, and each stage is marked by specific tasks and characteristics. Sometimes, things go wrong at one … Continue reading ?

Anxiety Can Happen at Any Age: Child and Teen Anxiety

Anxiety can happen at any age. Anxiety itself is part of the human condition, present in our lives merely because we exist. Sometimes, anxiety grows and expands and begins to take over our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; when this happens, … Continue reading ?

Five Signs That Tell You That You’ll Beat Anxiety

Even in times of great struggle with anxiety disorders, there are signs that tell you that you’ll beat anxiety. By definition1, any anxiety disorder is something whose symptoms cause significant distress, interfere in one or more areas of life (such … Continue reading ?

Practice testing protects memory against stress

Learning by taking practice tests, a strategy known as retrieval practice, can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, report scientists.

Feeling Anxious but Knowing You Shouldn’t: Bridging the Gap

To feel anxious but know intellectually that you shouldn’t really be experiencing anxiety is an incredibly frustrating experience. This frustration can increase both stress and anxiety as well as decrease self-efficacy, the belief in ourselves that we have what it … Continue reading ?

Are Your High Standards for Yourself Making You Anxious?

If you find yourself anxious in many different situations, especially those that relate to your performance, behavior, or relationships with others, you might consider the possibility that you have unrealistically high standards for yourself. It’s not uncommon for people to … Continue reading ?

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