Gene found to be associated with anxiety

Gene found to be associated with anxiety

When anxiety becomes an intrusive disorder in a one’s life, stress and panic can seem ever-present around the next corner. While different types of therapy and medication are designed to treat symptoms after they arise and cause problems, biological research into what actually causes stress on a neurological level has returned a finite amount of information, until now. A recent study has shed quite a bit of light on this field of knowledge. Read more

Dealing with mental disorders in school

Dealing with mental disorders in school

It can sometimes seem that school work and stress go hand in hand. Homework assignments can have a nasty habit of piling up when neglected for too long, big projects can become overwhelming if partners do not do their share and exams can foster feelings of panic when accumulated knowledge is on a timer. Whether it is grade school, high school or when getting one’s professional degree, getting good grades is a consistent effort that can stress and strain a person’s mind. Stress is more accurately defined as anxiety or the anticipation and avoidance of future threats, which in this case are tests and bad grades. Read more

Anxiety in the spotlight

Anxiety in the spotlight

It is quite common for performers to experience stage fright. The curtain opens, the spotlight shines down and the audience members’ eyes and ears are open. However, when the time comes to act, unforeseen obstacles can get in one’s way. Sometimes, paralyzing feelings of pressure and anxiety can overflow and bear down on a person’s ability to perform, even if he or she has demonstrated amazing talent. Under the more clinical classification of performance anxiety, the condition can not only negatively affect one’s career but it can also their self-esteem and self-confidence. Read more