Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

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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Who am I? New study links early family experiences, self-esteem with self-clarity

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new University at Buffalo study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense … Continue reading

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7 Things That Can Mess With Your Heartbeat

Linda Melone / Health.com @goodhealth A few weeks ago I thought I was having a heart attack. My morning started out normal: I woke up at my usual hour, feeling what I thought was a little bit of tiredness. But … Continue reading

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Early life stress may cause excess serotonin release resulting in a serotonin deficit: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Studies indicate that the majority of people with mood and anxiety disorders who receive the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressant medications, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRI’s, are not helped by these medications. SSRIs are designed to increase serotonin, … Continue reading

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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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