Psychology & Psychiatry

Doomscrolling: Why we do it, and how we can stop

Dictionary.com recently added hundreds of new words to its catalog, many of them capturing the zeitgeist of 2020, the year COVID-19 overtook the United States. One of those new words is "doomscrolling": the act of consuming ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What anxiety does to our breathing

Stressful situations can cause anxiety, our body's natural response to stress. But feelings of apprehension can also be accompanied by physical effects such as rapid breathing, increased heart rate and nausea. How our brain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Being anxious could be good for you—in a crisis

New findings by French researchers show that the brain devotes more processing resources to social situations that signal threat than those that are benign.

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