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Anxiety

‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin Can Also Breed Fear, Anxiety

Oxytocin is the name of a natural substance, classified as a hormone, which forms in the brain and circulates throughout the bloodstream. During childbirth, doctors can use oxytocin injections to induce labor, quicken labor or decrease the risk for bleeding immediately following labor. Scientific evidence indicates that this hormone also plays a vital role in …

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Yogurt Can Affect Brain Function, UCLA Study Finds

Do you usually eat yogurt for breakfast? If you do, it’s likely because you know it will keep you regular. Many people eat yogurt for the probiotics, the healthy bacteria, which helps keep the digestive tract functioning well. Your gut is full of bacterial cells. These little organisms are there helping you to break down …

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Anxiety: Quieting a Noisy, Troubled Mind

To look at Jude’s fingernails, you’d think she had an unfortunate disorder, something that affected nail growth and left only jagged bits of rough and misshapen keratin on the ends of her fingers. She chewed at them mercilessly when she thought no one was watching, and though she’d tried everything to quit what she believed …

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Meditation and Other Relaxation Techniques Ease Anxiety

Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives.  Anxiety becomes a problem when it interrupts everyday life with consuming thoughts or fears that persist for six months or more.  Common stressors for those with anxiety include work, money, general health, and safety.  Anxiety disorders cause individuals to look at situations with a skewed …

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Biological Link Between Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Scientists at the University of Western Ontario have discovered the biological link between stress, anxiety and depression. By identifying the connecting mechanism in the brain, this high impact research led by Stephen Ferguson of Robarts Research Institute shows exactly how stress and anxiety could lead to depression. The study also reveals a small molecule inhibitor …

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Study Examines Connection of Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Brain

Is there a biological link between stress, anxiety and depression? Researchers at the Robarts Research Institute and the University of Western Ontario think so, as presented in this recent Science Daily post. They believe that by identifying the connecting mechanism in the brain, the research demonstrates exactly how stress and anxiety can lead to depression.

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