Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

How children inherit their parents’ anxiety

Madison, Wis. — In rhesus monkey families – just as in their human cousins – anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring. And a new study in an extended family of monkeys provides important insights into how the … Continue reading

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Gut check: Anxiety increases the risk of gastrointestinal infection and long-term complications

A team comprised of scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. Their findings are based on an investigation of a massive drinking water contamination … Continue reading

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Sitting tied to mental health problems

Low energy activities that involve sitting down are associated with an increased risk of anxiety, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. These activities, which include watching TV, working at a computer or playing electronic … Continue reading

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Viewing cat videos boosts energy and positive emotions: Indiana U study

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think. The Internet phenomenon of watching cat videos, from Lil Bub to Grumpy Cat, does more … Continue reading

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Nail biting and other body-focused repetitive disorders may arise from perfectionism

Many people think of nail biting as a nervous habit, but the driving force may not be anxiety. Mounting evidence shows that people who compulsively bite their nails, pick their skin or pull their hair are often perfectionists, and their … Continue reading

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Major health consequences for individuals with severe dental anxiety

Adults who suffer from severe dental anxiety (DA) are often dissatisfied with their appearance. The dissatisfaction may be associated with poorer oral health, depression and anxiety. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help patients … Continue reading

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Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact: Academy of Finland

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a signal that their attention is focused on the other person. If the other person happens … Continue reading

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How to Declutter Your Home with an Easy 10-Minute Daily Habit

Imagine living a home that’s free from clutter. Your closets, cabinets and possessions are all completely organized. Wouldn’t you feel relaxed? You can make this happen with the daily decluttering habit. The good news? You can do this even if … Continue reading

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Anxious, separation-anxiety-prone dogs can be helped by Prozac: University of Lincoln

Dogs who suffer with separation anxiety become more optimistic when taking the animal equivalent of Prozac during behavioural treatment, according to the results of an innovative new study. Led by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, the research has … Continue reading

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Punishments may be better than rewards for behavior change: WUSTL study

When it comes to rewards and punishments, which is more effective — the carrot or the stick? A simple experiment devised at Washington University in St. Louis suggests that punishments are more likely to influence behavior than rewards. The results, … Continue reading

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Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

Newswise — FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A person’s loss of sleep can be connected to their likelihood of reacting emotionally to a stressful situation. That is one of the recent findings included in a new book, Sleep and Affect: Assessment, Theory, … Continue reading

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Anxiety, stroke linked to air pollution: British Medical Journal

Air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke, particularly in developing countries, finds a study published in The BMJ today. In a second article, new research also shows that air pollution is associated with anxiety. Stroke is a … Continue reading

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Straight A’s & Stressed: Navigating Childhood Adult Anxiety, a Family Institute Event, Teaches Parents How to Manage Their Children’s Anxiety: The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Newswise — From bitten nails and stomachaches to all-night study sessions, our kids display their anxiety in a variety of ways. However, not all anxiety is bad. The Family Institute at Northwestern University is pleased to announce Straight A’s & … Continue reading

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