Positive attitude toward aging helps older adults fight stress and anxiety: Study

Positive attitude toward aging helps older adults fight stress and anxiety: Study

Aging is a natural process, but the phase brings in many issues, both physical and mental. Though advancements in medical science have increased the life span of people, there are certain undesirable and unavoidable problems that usually become a cause of physical decline in old age. Apart from physical problems, older adults are also vulnerable to develop mental problems.

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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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Obesity and depression: Bariatric surgery may help beat the blues

Obesity and depression: Bariatric surgery may help beat the blues

A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2016, reveals that patients seeking and undergoing weight loss procedures are more likely to suffer from depression and binge eating than the general population, but those with depression often see their mental health improve after surgery. Read more

Anxiety disorders can be a powerful presence throughout life

Anxiety disorders can be a powerful presence throughout life

We all suffer from anxiety time to time. First we struggle with anxiety when we’re young and in school, negotiating our path through the halls and around the cliques and social situations that rule our school lives. When we’re a little older, we continue the dance with our old partner. New career choices, car payments, mortgages and so on. Family and children get added to the picture; wonderful additions, by and large, but also sources of anxiety. Worries abound – Are we providing adequately? Are they doing alright in school? Read more