Study: EMPowerplus may help children with stress & anxiety

New Zealand researchers recently published a study where they found that EMPowerplus may help alleviate stress and anxiety in children.

The researchers designed a multiple-baseline trial to see what effect micronutrients — EMPowerplus specifically — could have on children experiencing stress and anxiety 2–3 years after a traumatic event, in this case, the 2010 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Rest and relaxation might help with your anxiety

Dealing with anxiety? One technique might be to try finding more time for relaxation.

In 1987, American researchers studied 42 male subjects who had previously indicated experiencing shyness when interacting with females. They were randomly assigned to either a control group or an experimental group.

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Anxiety isn’t just panic attacks

People face anxiety-causing situations regularly. Expectations at school, work, or home, as well as in relationships can be particularly troubling. Whether we’re about to take a big test at school, interview for a new job, or propose to our significant other, it’s normal to be nervous and experience what people refer to as “butterflies in the stomach”.

It’s different with anxiety disorders. You’re not just nervous. Your feelings don’t go away. In fact, the anxiety can get worse and can negatively affect your overall health. 

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What’s the difference between social anxiety and panic disorder

People often confuse two of the most prevalent anxiety disorders: social anxiety and panic disorder.

While it’s not uncommon to have both at the same time, they are separate disorders, and often, one presents more prominently than the other. Even more confusing is that people with either are commonly misdiagnosed with depression, likely because they feel depressed. However, such depression is usually caused by the anxiety and thus would more accurately be called dysthymia; when the anxiety is gone, so is the depression.

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Anxiety isn’t just butterflies in your stomach

People face anxiety-causing situations regularly. Expectations at school, work, or home, as well as in relationships can be particularly troubling. Whether we’re about to take a big test at school, interview for a new job, or propose to our significant other, it’s normal to be nervous and experience what people refer to as “butterflies in the stomach”.

It’s different with anxiety disorders. You’re not just nervous. Your feelings don’t go away. In fact, the anxiety can get worse and can negatively affect your overall health.

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What to look for in social anxiety

People face anxiety-causing situations regularly. Expectations at school, work, or home, as well as in relationships can be particularly troubling.

It’s different with anxiety disorders. You’re not just nervous. Your feelings remain. In fact, the anxiety can get worse and can negatively affect your overall health.

When you have social anxiety, you may be more likely to have one or more of the following:

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PTSD: what causes it and how can it affect me?

When a truly dangerous situation arises, fear often sets in immediately, triggering both the mind and body to instantly react. That’s natural.

With PTSD, however, those reactions are altered and distorted in a way that strikes sufferers with anxiety and fear, even if there’s no reason to fear that way.

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OCD isn’t just wanting things neat and organized

You leave the house, locking the front door behind you. Then you wonder: Did I turn the oven off? Or the iron?

It’s perfectly natural to want to double-check something. Everyone double checks things sometimes. But with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you feel an overwhelming desire to check things all the time. You may even have a routine or ritual you go through. These thoughts or rituals, when tied to OCD, can prevent you from leading a meaningful life.

When you have OCD,

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Do I have general anxiety disorder?

People face anxiety-causing situations regularly. Expectations at school, work, or home, as well as in relationships can be particularly troubling.

It’s different with anxiety disorders. You’re not just nervous. Your feelings remain. In fact, the anxiety can get worse and can negatively affect your overall health.

But when you have general anxiety disorder, you’re really worried about issues even when you have little or no reason to worry. In fact, you feel anxiety most of the time, believing projects or tasks will fail.

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Physical activity lowers depression and anxiety

Australian researchers recently published an article in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, showing a connection between physical activity levels and depression.

Researchers studied 109 participants who had been treated for depression, anxiety, or both and had been referred to a lifestyle intervention program. Each participant completed the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale and the Active Australia Survey, and researchers compared their fitness scores with those of the general population.

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