Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

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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Anxiety can damage brain

Toronto, Canada – People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety. The findings were reported … Continue reading

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19 per cent of US adults have persistent pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. … Continue reading

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Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

Geneva, Switzerland – 19 October 2014: Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack (myocardial infarction; MI) than men, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania. Acute … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s: Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked

The researchers warn that unwarranted long-term use should be considered a public health concern. Dementia currently affects about 36 million people worldwide and this number is expected to double every 20 years, reaching 115 million by 2015. Although a increased … Continue reading

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Risky situations increase women’s anxiety, hurt their performance compared to men

SAN FRANCISCO — Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. “On the surface, … Continue reading

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