Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Anxiety and temporary memory loss

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ritual-and-the-brain/201804/why-your-brain-stress-fails-learn-properly You try to brush it off, but to no avail. Sitting with pencil in hand, you turn over the page of the exam booklet. You read over the first few questions. It happens: all the knowledge you thought you had up your head magically vanishes from your mental repository. There’s

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The linearity assumption: “If I do nothing, my anxiety will continue to increase indefinitely”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/insight-therapy/201807/7-common-misconceptions-about-anxiety Many people who deal with anxiety and panic will recognize the situation: you are somewhere doing something. Suddenly, your body is a frenzy of symptoms. You’re breathing hard, dizzy, and lightheaded; your heart is beating a mile a minute; you feel like you’re going crazy. Feeling your anxiety rising, you

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Excitement and fear can look a lot alike

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briannawiest/2018/07/10/this-is-the-psychological-reason-why-some-people-are-so-hard-on-themselves/#6fcc8bf93f35 The psychological reason why some people are so hard on themselves isn't necessarily a matter of low self-esteem. It's more likely a product of the need for affect, which is the intensity at which people want to feel anything. Positive disintegration is often correlated with a higher degree of over-excitability,

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Anxiety and temporary memory loss

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ritual-and-the-brain/201804/why-your-brain-stress-fails-learn-properly You try to brush it off, but to no avail. Sitting with pencil in hand, you turn over the page of the exam booklet. You read over the first few questions. It happens: all the knowledge you thought you had up your head magically vanishes from your mental repository. There’s

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Don’t be a passive victim of your intrusive worries

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/201802/ten-steps-freeing-yourself-your-worry You don’t have to be a passive victim of your intrusive and annoying worries. Let’s organize your response to worry by taking ten simple steps to address your worried thoughts. We are not going to try to think positively or ignore your worry. I am not telling you to believe

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Cognitive bias modification

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ritual-and-the-brain/201802/dealing-anxiety-cutting-the-cognitive-core For anxious people, the ingrained habit of selectively attending to only those things that are possibly dangerous leads to a vicious cycle in which an ambiguous world is seen and experienced as threatening(link is external)—even when it’s not. Cognitive bias modification (CBM) training is an innovative intervention that’s been shown to break

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Stimulating the problem-solving center seemed to protect from worst effects of anxiety

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/neuronarrative/201801/problem-solving-buffers-the-brain-against-anxiety The research team assessed a group of 120 participants to find out which were most at-risk in terms of responding to anxiety triggers. Peoples' brains most prone to anxiety tend to display a bigger response to threats and a lower response to rewards, so researchers exposed participants to stimuli designed

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#Uber #helps #mental #health #issues

Uber helps those with mental health issues – what are they left with now? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwlOKQkDY http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/uber-ban-tfl-lifted-drivers-gig-economy-regulation-safety-mental-health-illness-wellbeing-depression-a7965796.html But my research suggests that Uber has been providing a valuable – and currently irreplaceable – service to those living with mental ill health. Anyone who’s suffered from depression knows the physical, mental and emotional strain of

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