Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

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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10 natural ways to ease anxiety

By Julie Revelant Published August 02, 2014 FoxNews.com Your heart’s racing, you’re overwhelmed with worries, and you feel like you can’t catch your breath. You’re anxious— and you’re not the only one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Personality and Heart Attacks: A New Look

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has addressed the relationship between personality and heart attacks. Distressed (type D) personality (TDP), characterized by high negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI), along with depression, anxiety … Continue reading

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Chewing gum and the 9 other nervous habits that harm your health

Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons why nail-biting, hair-twirling, and other seemingly harmless habits can be … Continue reading

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The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders

This two-volume, state-of-the-art Handbook on the research and treatment of anxiety and related disorders is the most internationally and clinically oriented Handbook currently available, encompassing a broad network of researchers, from leading experts in the field to rising stars. The … Continue reading

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Tackling test anxiety could help teens cope with angst

Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up angst and fretfulness about other issues. The results of a new study by Carl Weems of the University of New Orleans, published in Springer’s … Continue reading

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Stress hormones in traders may trigger ‘risk aversion’ and contribute to market crises

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol may contribute to the risk aversion and ‘irrational pessimism’ found among bankers and fund managers during financial crises, according to a new study. The study’s authors say that risk takers in the financial … Continue reading

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Anxiety disorders in adolescents and psychosocial outcomes at age 30

J Affect Disord. 2014 Jan 2. pii: S0165-0327(13)00886-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.12.033. [Epub ahead of print] Anxiety disorders in adolescents and psychosocial outcomes at age 30. Essau CA1, Lewinsohn PM2, Olaya B3, Seeley JR2. Author information 1Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, … Continue reading

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How Ecstasy, MDMA, acts on the brain; may help anxiety, PTSD: new study

Brain imaging experiments have revealed for the first time how ecstasy produces feelings of euphoria in users. Results of the study at Imperial College London, parts of which were televised in Drugs Live on Channel 4 in 2012, have now … Continue reading

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The most common emotions trigger strong bodily sensations

Researchers Aalto University have revealed how emotions are experienced in the body. 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 … Continue reading

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Anxiety ups stroke risk: new study

(Reuters Health) – Men and women with severe symptoms of anxiety may have a higher risk of stroke than their more relaxed counterparts, a new study suggests. “The greater your anxiety level, the higher your risks of having a stroke,” … Continue reading

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Getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm down, study finds

WASHINGTON – People who tell themselves to get excited rather than trying to relax can improve their performance during anxiety-inducing activities such as public speaking and math tests, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. “Anxiety is … Continue reading

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Freedom from Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Emotional Well-Being

This book presents hundreds of safe, practical, and effective tools and techniques to alleviate anxiety, an epidemic that affects nearly 20 percent of Americans. Author and seasoned physician Marcey Shapiro, MD, shares how her personal struggle with this widespread syndrome … Continue reading

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