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Accentuating the Positive May Eliminate the Negative in Teenagers With Anxiety


Accentuating the Pos…

Training teenagers to look at social situations positively
could help those with anxiety and may help prevent
problems persisting into adult life, new research from
Oxford University is beginning to suggest. The researchers
found that tasks designed to prompt either positive or

Panic Buffered from Stressor by High Levels of Physical Activity


Panic Buffered from …

Regular exercise may be a useful strategy for helping
prevent the development of panic and related disorders, a
new study suggests. People with an intense fear of the
nausea, racing heart, dizziness, stomachaches and
shortness of breath that accompany panic — known as

Distract Yourself or Think It Over? Two Ways to Deal With Negative Emotions


Distract Yourself or…

 A big part of coping with life is having a flexible
reaction to the ups and downs. Now, a study which will be
published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a
journal of the Association for Psychological Science,
finds that people choose to respond differently depending
on how…

Panic Symptoms Increase Steadily, Not Acutely


Panic Symptoms Incre…

Just like everyone else, people with panic disorder have
real stress in their lives. They get laid off and they
fight with their spouses. How such stresses affect their
panic symptoms hasn’t been well understood, but a
new study by researchers at Brown University presents

Yoga’s Ability…

Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person’s
mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of
exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain
chemical GABA according to an article in The Journal of
Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed

When Substance Abuse Leads to Anxiety


When Substance Abuse…

Substance abuse can lead to anxiety disorders, and vice
versa. Either way, both problems need to be managed and
treated together. While substance abuse is serious enough
on its own, users run the additional risk of developing an
anxiety disorder as a side effect of abusing drugs or

Panic Attacks and Alcohol/Drugs


Panic Attacks and Al…

Alcohol is a depressant. People with panic attack are more
vulnerable to the effect of these chemicals. When a person
drinks during an attack, he or she tends to worsen the
condition. Read more about this here. Most people are not
aware whether alcohol and panic attacks have any…

Does Social Anxiety Disorder Respond to Psychotherapy? Brain Study Says Yes


Does Social Anxiety …

ScienceDaily  — When psychotherapy is helping someone get
better, what does that change look like in the brain? This
was the question a team of Canadian psychological
scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering
from social anxiety disorder. Their findings are published

Substance Abuse and Anxiety


Substance Abuse and …

Substance Abuse Moderate alcohol consumption—a glass of
wine with dinner or a few drinks at a party—is no cause
for concern for many people. However those with anxiety
disorders may find that alcohol or other substances can
make their anxiety symptoms worse. And they are two to

Writing about worries eases anxiety and improves test performance


Writing about worrie…

  Students can combat test anxiety and improve
performance by writing about their worries immediately
before the exam begins, according to a University of
Chicago study published in the journal Science.
Researchers found that students who were prone to test
anxiety improved their…