Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

Breast cancer biopsy pain, anxiety and fatigue eased by meditation

DURHAM, N.C. — Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser extent. The researchers note that adopting … Continue reading

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Anxiety disorder 3X more likely among older adults with COPD

Toronto, ON – The prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for adults aged 50 and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much higher compared to older adults without COPD (5.8% vs 1.7%), according to a new study … Continue reading

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Young adults needlessly anxious about their ideal weight

According to a new study at the University of Helsinki, having a personal “ideal weight” does not aid weight loss. Most young women and nearly half of young men aged 24 would like to weigh less than they do. A … Continue reading

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What Feeling Well Actually Means

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Giovanni fava (Italy) and Per Bech (Denmark) analyze the clinical meaning of feeling well, which is indicated by the Greek word of euthymia. In clinical settings, when a patient no longer meets … Continue reading

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Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out

Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night? Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of … Continue reading

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Repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy multiplies by 7 the risk of psychosis

50 pairs of siblings (one of them suffered psychosis while the other didn’t) participated in this research, published in the renowned Journal of Psychiatric Research magazine A research carried out with participation of the University of Granada (UGR) proves that … Continue reading

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Neuroticism predicts anxiety and depression disorders

EVANSTON, Ill. — A new Northwestern University and UCLA study has found for the first time that young people who are high on the personality trait of neuroticism are highly likely to develop both anxiety and depression disorders. “Neuroticism was … Continue reading

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Chronic stress and anxiety can damage the brain

Toronto, Canada – A scientific review paper warns that people need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia. Led by the Rotman … Continue reading

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The 4 Things Your Friend With Anxiety Is Too Worried to Tell You

Anxiety disorders take many guises; they affect about one in 20 of us (Mental Health Foundation). For many of us, anxiety becomes a slightly uncomfortable part of the fabric of day to day life. Whilst we might be seeking treatment … Continue reading

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Social anxiety is highly heritable but is affected by environment

Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality disorders from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. “The results show a surprisingly … Continue reading

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Anxiety can impact people’s walking direction

People experiencing anxiety and inhibition have more activity in the right side of the brain, causing them to walk in a leftward trajectory. New research led by Dr Mario Weick of the School of Psychology at the University of Kent … Continue reading

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Lifestyle and Psychological Disorders Linked

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 15;11(1):e0146888. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146888. Combined Healthy Lifestyle Is Inversely Associated with Psychological Disorders among Adults Saneei P1,2,3, Esmaillzadeh A1,3,4, Hassanzadeh Keshteli A5,6, Reza Roohafza H7, Afshar H7, Feizi A6,8, Adibi P6. Author information 1Food Security Research Center, … Continue reading

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Why Americans are anxious, despite a low ‘misery index’

When Dennis Lees was growing up in Ireland in the 1970s, he learned to live on a shoestring budget. His parents were often unemployed, and there weren’t many opportunities available in their rural corner of a country that was struggling … Continue reading

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Mid-life crisis is a myth: U of Alberta study

Happiness matters. Happy people live longer, they are healthier and are more likely to engage positively in their communities, and they also cost less to the health-care system and to society in general. Happy people may be cheap, but does … Continue reading

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Being anxious could be good for you, in a crisis

New findings by French researchers show that the brain devotes more processing resources to social situations that signal threat than those that are benign. The results in the journal eLife may help explain the apparent “sixth sense” we have for … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself When You’re Anxious

It’s the last thing you want to do when you’re anxious — that is, to be kind to yourself. After all, you’re anxious for no good reason. Again. And this is the third time today that you’ve felt your stomach … Continue reading

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The Joy of Letting Go of Stress

zen habits : breathe The Joy of Letting Go of Stress By Leo Babauta The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That’s on top of most families being so stressed they aren’t able … Continue reading

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90 percent overlook key to weight loss

Orlando, Florida – Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to lose weight in the New Year, and while their intentions are good, most of the time their results are not. It’s estimated that only 8 percent of those … Continue reading

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One habit that extends life and 9 others that aren’t so bad either

Recent studies have found a way you can extend your life, and it’s pretty good for everyone. Apparently, selflessness can help people manage stress – and ultimately improve their own health. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looked into the … Continue reading

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How to tell your partner you need to see a psychiatrist

I feel stuck. I have been married since last June and have been living together with my now wife for the past six years. Things have been pretty good, at least on the outside. However, there have been some sources … Continue reading

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Overcoming Anxiety: Reassuring Ways to Break Free from Stress and Worry and Lead a Calmer Life

Bestselling personal development author, Gill Hasson is back and this time she’s here to help with something that affects everyone at some point in their life, Anxiety. Worries and anxieties are familiar to us all. Worrying can be helpful when … Continue reading

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Mental health risk for new dads: almost as high as women’s

Researchers have found anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women. Mental health researcher Dr Liana Leach reviewed 43 separate studies … Continue reading

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7 ways to keep emotions in check at work

Have you ever sobbed in the restroom of your office or faked a smile when you were about to burst in tears? Instead of feeling self-pity or exploding in anger, keep your emotions in check before they take a toll … Continue reading

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5 ways to find yourself when life becomes a storm

If you told me on my wedding day in May 2014 that I’d become a 34-year-old caregiver in a few months, I would’ve told you to lay off the vodka! I’d just gotten married that month to the wonderful guy … Continue reading

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The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It

A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress. Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during … Continue reading

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