Anxious people perceive things differently: Study

Anxious people perceive things differently: Study

Individuals suffering from anxiety sometimes cannot harness things, situations or people as they actually are; they start viewing them as they want to see, perceive, or infer. A study, published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology in March 2016, claimed that people with anxiety perceive the world in an entirely different manner. They are not capable of distinguishing between a neutral, “safe” stimulus (in this case the sound of a tone) and the ones that are threatening, for example, some money loss.

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Five signs you may have social anxiety disorder

Five signs you may have social anxiety disorder

Does the thought of attending an office party give you an unfathomable anxiety? Do you dread the college auditorium’s podium because you goofed up a public speech once? Are you alarmingly stressed to ask your doctor about a change in medicine? Is your anxiety crippling you from asking questions in class because your classmates might call you an idiot? If the answers to these questions are affirmative, it might be an indication of a social anxiety disorder (SAD). Read more