Half of US children exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood

Research has shown that early traumatic experiences can set us on a course for mental and physical health issues later on. Based on our own personal and professional experiences with anxiety disorder, we almost always see a link between early traumatic experiences and the development of problematic anxiety. With anxiety disorder showing a dramatic increase in prevalence over the last … Read More






A lack of sleep can make us feel more anxious and symptomatic, study

Feeling more anxious lately? Finding that your body is more symptomatic and is having a harder time calming down? It could be a lack of sleep. Recent research by Binghamton University finds that when you go to bed and how long you sleep at a time can make it difficult for you to stop worrying. Meridith Coles, director at the … Read More






Teens prescribed anxiety or sleep medications likely to illegally abuse them

A new study by University of Michigan School of Nursing researchers shows teens who were prescribed anxiety or sleep medications are up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs than those who had never had a prescription, either by using someone else’s prescription pills or to get high or experiment. Almost 9 percent of the 2,745 adolescent study … Read More






Highly Sensitive Nervous System and Anxiety

A program that helps people overcome panic attacks said that people who suffer with anxiety and panic have more sensitive nervous systems than people who don’t have anxiety and panic. Based on your experience, what is your opinion about this? I’ve (Jim Folk) heard others talk about anxious personalities having a more sensitive nervous system than other people. There have … Read More






“Love drives out fear” – it’s true, research

The Bible has a part of a verse that says, “Perfect love drives out fear.” – 1 John 4:18. According to new research, it’s true! New research from the University of Exeter has found that being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat. The study found that when people were presented pictures … Read More






Traumatic stress may affect DNA but psychotherapy may heal it, study

It’s long been known that traumatic stress isn’t good for us. Traumatic stress has been linked to an increased risk in developing numerous diseases, including cancer. Researchers, who recently had their study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, found this link at the molecular level. They found that traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, which is one of the reasons long-term unresolved … Read More






Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse

Experiencing psychological/emotional abuse as a child is just as, if not more harmful than experiencing sexual or physical abuse, study finds The state of being anxious (anxiety) results when we behave in an apprehensive manner. Therefore, anxiety is caused by behavior. We learn our behaviors when growing up. The people who raise us and the environment we are raised in … Read More