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Breaking free from vicious cycle of social anxiety

“I know I’ll look stupid in the party”, “Is everyone laughing at me?”, “I hope I at least get this one right,” were some of many anxious thoughts plaguing Amanda (name changed) of San Bruno, California. The fear being evaluated negatively in different situations triggered tremendous anxiety, which forced the 15-year-old high school student to […]

Boosting brain activity could help fight worsening anxiety, finds study
11-27-17 Category: Anxiety

Increasing activity involving thinking and reasoning in brain areas could act as a buffer, shielding individuals from a deteriorating condition of anxiety, suggested a recent study by the Duke University. According to the study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex in November 2017, individuals can fight their vulnerability to anxiety and depression if they have […]

Energy drinks may cause anxiety, says study
11-24-17 Category: Anxiety

Consuming energy drinks with the hope of an instant boost could affect an individual’s physical as well as mental health, suggests a study, published recently in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Examining the currently available scientific evidence about the damage caused by energy drinks, the researchers concluded that one of the major mental health […]

Overcoming anxiety with simple and proven techniques
11-08-17 Category: Anxiety

“When I was about seven, I was convinced the house was burning down. I could sense it. Not a hallucination, just a tightening in my chest, feeling I couldn’t breathe, like the world was going to end. There were some flare-ups like that, but my anxiety was constant.” Shortly before winning the best actress Oscar […]

10-27-17 Category: Anxiety, Anxiety Treatment

Around a quarter of individuals who engage in chronic marijuana use during early adulthood have experienced anxiety disorders in their childhood and early adolescence, says a Duke University Medical Center study conducted from 1993 to 2015 and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in October 2017. Additionally, the […]

10-12-17 Category: Anxiety

A constant feeling of uneasiness along with intrusive and undesirable thoughts that cause sweaty palms and a hazy sense of an impending catastrophe are some of the many ways in which anxiety disorders manifest themselves. Surprisingly, such symptoms are also present in individuals struggling with depressive disorders. According to a study by Nicholas Jacobson and […]

Alcohol second-most popular self-medicating option for people battling social anxiety
09-18-17 Category: Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis, Substance Abuse

“I was very shy – with strangers – I couldn’t talk to people. And I found if I had a drink, it would loosen me up. The barriers went down and I became very social. That’s what got me started.” These words from iconic American entertainer Richard “Dick” Wayne Van Dyke would shock many people, […]

08-17-17 Category: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Stress

“My four-year-old son is queer,” posted a distraught mother on social media. “He loves wearing dresses and dabbling with lipstick.” Her posts attracted all kinds of reactions from empathetic people and strict traditionalists. In fact, a majority of the responses reflected the society’s rigid conventions about gender-nonconforming children, which have made them an object of […]

02-04-17 Category: Anxiety, Medicine, Treatment

Altruism is defined as the behavior of individuals that compels them to help others at their own expense. Studies have shown that altruism in animals is different from that in humans. Animal altruism has to do with one’s fitness or the ability to reproduce, while human altruism has to do with empathy. According to an […]

Anxiety study on flies potentially
06-09-16 Category: Anxiety, Anxiety Treatment, Research

If you went to high school and took a biology class, then you must be aware of the fruit fly, formally known by its scientific name, Drosophila melanogaster. The fruit fly has been used in science classes and genetic laboratories for decades. In fact, “fruit flies share 75% of the genes that cause disease with […]