Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

Direct link between insulin resistance and behavioral disorders: Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON – (March 2, 2015) – People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren’t well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers … Continue reading

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Preexisting Mental Disorders Linked to Chronic Headaches

Newswise — CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2015 — A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports an association between a broad range of pre-existing mental disorders and subsequent onset of severe or frequent headaches. The Journal of Pain is … Continue reading

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Does pacing back and forth actually help anxiety?

To deal with these everyday stresses and anxieties, we often subconsciously pace back and forth with no destination or clear goal in mind. But what causes pacing, and can it help ease our mood? “Pacing is a behavioral signal to … Continue reading

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Shy babies need secure parent bond to help prevent potential teen anxiety

Shy babies need to have a strong bond with their parents to avoid developing anxiety disorders in their teens, according to a new study co-authored at the University of Waterloo. It’s been known for some time that young children who … Continue reading

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Workplace bullying a vicious circle

Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an ‘easy target’ for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today reveals a ‘spiral’ of abuse in which the victims of bullying … Continue reading

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Emotions are felt in specific locations in the body, regardless of culture, ethnicity

Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily states to cope with the challenges detected in the environment. These sensations arising from the bodily changes are an important feature of our emotional experiences. For example, anxiety may be experienced as pain … Continue reading

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The Anxiety Code: Deciphering the Purposes of Neurotic Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder is also known as neurotic anxiety. This book focuses on personality characteristics that may generate and maintain anxiety symptoms. It bridges the gap between popular psychology titles and graduate-level textbooks, as it comprehensively presents information with a … Continue reading

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Musical training might also help kids focus attention, control emotions, diminish anxiety

Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions … Continue reading

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Fear of terrorism increases resting heart rates and risk of death

A new study of over 17,000 Israelis has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people’s resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying. This is the first statistics-based study, and the largest of its … Continue reading

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Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety and Serotonin Transmission

Newswise — About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring … Continue reading

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Shorter commutes mean higher life satisfaction

The more time you spend getting to and from work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life, says a new Waterloo study. Published in World Leisure Journal, the research reveals exactly why commuting is such a contentment … Continue reading

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Waiting for Uncertain News Is Easier for Some People than for Others

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Waiting for uncertain news, such as the outcome of a job search or medical test, is easier for some people than others. For the first time, University of California, Riverside psychologists have identified when and for whom … Continue reading

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to compare group … Continue reading

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