Anxiety manipulates you. It’s not just you, of course, but anxiety would like you to believe that it’s only you. Anxiety is insidious, creeping and crawling through your brain, your mind, and your body. Anxiety causes its own symptoms but blames them on you. Show More Summary
Do you hate the phone (or, more specifically, talking on the phone)? If so, you’re not alone. I loathe talking on the phone, and I’m always surprised by the people I encounter who confess the same thing. Aversion to the phone exists on a spectrum, ranging from a simple dislike to a much more complex … Continue reading "Hate the Phone? Facts about Phone Anxiety"
The brains of women with bulimia nervosa react differently to images of food after stressful events than the brains of women without bulimia, magnetic resonance imaging scans suggest.
More attention should be given to what's right with children who grow up in high-stress environmentsm, suggests a study, so their unique strengths and abilities can be used to more effectively tailor education, jobs and interventions to fit them.
Depression affects more than 300 million people annually. Now, a new study has pinpointed how one particular gene plays a central role -- either protecting from stress or triggering a downward spiral, depending on its level of activ...
Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT), report researchers.
While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, new research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical and psychological stressors.
The loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbour, infections or a fall – mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is more, physical stress seems to be more dangerous than emotional stress, a study shows.
For those with posttraumatic stress disorder, risky and harmful behaviors could lead to more trauma and, in turn, worse PSTD symptoms over time, research concludes.
I used to be certain that nothing–not even mindfulness–would quiet my anxiety. I found it difficult to be still because of anxiety’s constant stream of racing thoughts, tumultuous emotions, and halting actions. Not only could I not be present in each moment, I didn’t want to be present in each moment. Show More Summary
When dealing with a crisis, it can be difficult to stay calm and anxiety-free. After all, “crisis” implies catastrophe, disaster, and sometimes even near-Armageddon. In reality, a crisis can be of any size or nature and is something that causes distress to those involved. Show More Summary
Anxiety can be a broken record. An anxious thought will start to play in the mind, and once it does, it will continue to play over and over and over again. Listening to our anxious thoughts nonstop can make them grow ever bigger and stronger, and we come to believe them. Our worries feel real when anxiety … Continue reading "When Anxiety is a Broken Record, Change Your Tune"
The human brain has a negativity bias, and it is partially because of this negatively skewed view of our world that we experience anxiety. Studies have shown that the brain notices the negative more quickly and more frequently than it notices the positive. Show More Summary
A friend of mine told me in college, "no matter what you do, some people won't like you."
While many college students yearn for the moment they can finally walk across the stage and earn their diploma, there is also a certain amount of anxiety for the future. Whether you have already found your dream job or simply filling the time until a better opportunity arrives, the transition from college student to graduate […]
Anxiety and panic can overstimulate the brain, rocket our senses into hyperactivity and making us feel wired. When we feel keyed-up and on edge, it can feel as though nothing will help. Here we are at risk of jumping right out of our...Show More Summary
Researchers are beginning to shed light on the relationship between anxiety and sunlight, and it’s becoming evident that the sun is linked to anxiety and possibly even panic disorder. The connection between sunlight and depression has long been established. Show More Summary
It’s possible to calm the anxiety you experience during the day simply by creating a morning ritual. Whether anxiety obnoxiously wakes you before your alarm sounds or greets you loudly the moment you’re awake, beginning the day with anxious thoughts, troubled emotions, and agitated bodily sensations is exhausting and discouraging. Show More Summary
Stress changes our eating habits, but the mechanism may not be purely psychological, research in mice suggests. A study has found that stressed mouse mothers were more likely to give birth to pups that would go on to exhibit binge-eating-like behavior later in life. Show More Summary
If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Short-term stress situations, however, do not seem to have an unfavorable effect on the development of the fetus.