Psychology & Psychiatry

Neuroticism predicts anxiety and depression disorders

A new Northwestern University and UCLA study has found for the first time that young people who are high on the personality trait of neuroticism are highly likely to develop both anxiety and depression disorders.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety can kill your social status

Neuroscientists at EPFL identify a brain region that links anxious temperament to low social status. The researchers were able to tweak social hierarchy in animals by using vitamin B3.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How stress can lead to inequality

Stress is a staple of our lives today, and we know intuitively that it can influence our confidence in competing with others. But how exactly does stress do that? Scientists at EPFL have carried out the first behavioral study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Self-doubt hampers disaster preparation efforts

People who are indecisive rather than anxious are more likely to be under-prepared for disasters, such as bushfires, according to a recent study.

Cardiology

Depression, anxiety tied to T-wave abnormalities

(HealthDay)—Depression and anxiety are independently, yet oppositely, associated with electrocardiographic (ECG) T-wave inversions, according to a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bothersome tinnitus linked to neuroticism

People with 'neurotic' tendencies are more likely to be troubled by their tinnitus, a new study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham, has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Outgoing people lead happier lives

Research from the University of Southampton has shown that young adults, who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable, are happier in later life than their more introverted or less emotionally stable peers.

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