Prone to Anxiety? New Gene Research Says “Yes”

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The evidence keeps building for physical causes for Anxiety Disorders. The Met158 gene variation has been found to cause an exaggerated “startle” response among people prone to develop Anxiety Disorders. Inborn differences may help explain why trauma gives some people bad memories and others the nightmare of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Scientists in Germany and [...]

Anxiety’s Bad Memories Can Be Minimized, Scientists Find

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What if there were a medication that could simply switch off bad memories? University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have identified the brain mechanism that turns off traumatic feelings associated with bad memories. This finding could lead to the development of drugs to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorder, and other Anxiety Disorders. [...]

Can Anxiety Disorders Make You Sick?

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Anxiety Disorder sufferers have long known that they are more susceptible to physical diseases. But now a study headed by Jitender Sareen of the University of Manitoba has detailed just what Anxiety Disorders can do to you physically.  It was proven several years ago that those with Anxiety Disorders are more prone to heart problems. [...]

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