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“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, […]

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“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 […]

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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
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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 […]

Individuals with anxiety perceive
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According to a study published last month in the scientific journal Current Biology, individuals with anxiety literally perceive the world differently than people without anxiety. These altered perceptions aren’t only visible in people’s behavior — they’re also visible in their brains. The study Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Jerusalem Mental Health […]

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Many cannabis users claim that marijuana helps them to feel happier, more relaxed and less anxious. On the other hand, some cannabis users report that marijuana increases their anxiety, depression and paranoia. So, which is it — does marijuana use improve or worsen the symptoms of anxiety and depression? The evidence is conflicting regarding the […]

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Anxiety and depression can lead to obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders, which can worsen mental health symptoms. Many commonly prescribed psychiatric medications used to treat anxiety and depression cause weight gain, making matters worse. A new study A recent French study explored the relationship between metabolism and emotionality in mice. A group of mice […]

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For those with less natural resilience than others, traveling a long distance and visiting a new place can burden the mind. Past studies have demonstrated that difficult commuting conditions can noticeably decrease job satisfaction and that long and frequent trips may even triple the chance of developing certain mental disorders. Luckily, experts have also weighed […]

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Andrea Carlile, the spouse of a 12-year military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), once detailed a struggle that many families are familiar with. She said, “I sometimes attempt to prevent … triggers by handling the situations myself. This can make me feel worn down and discouraged. It’s sometimes difficult to understand what my husband […]

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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans, an estimated 31 percent of Vietnam War veterans, 10 percent of Gulf War veterans, 11 percent of Afghanistan War veterans and 20 percent of Iraq War veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore, the Department of Health and Human Services has reported that 31 to 84 […]

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