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Smita Sahay
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5 Common symptoms of #Anxiety  Disorders. #Fear   #Worry   #insomnia  

-By Devika Gupta, AccioHealth
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The Anxiety Series #4- Why do some illnesses like #Anxiety, #Sleepdisorders and #Asthma occur together at times? Learn more about anxiety and the various co-morbid disorders related to it-
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How #Anxiety Affects Perception-

For long, it was believed anxiety was just a disorder leading one to feel immense amounts of stress, pressure and tension around various issues of day to day life. Anxiety has certain triggers for different people and it can drastically affect the quality of life. But what was never truly understood was how anxiety could possibly affect reality.
According to new research reported in the Cell Press Journal Current Biology, it has now been found that those suffering from anxiety may even have a distorted perception of reality around them. This means that they see the world differently from others, and also that their response to stimuli is not the same. For the purpose of this study, sound was used as a stimulus to measure responses and reactions to understand how the brain reacted to new or stressful situations. Through this, it was found that if suffering from anxiety, the individual is less likely to be able to identify the difference between a safe and stressful stimulus.
The purpose of using sounds and tones was to help understand if the respondents ‘over-generalised’ the sounds they heard for something else. This meant that when they were played two sets of sounds, would the respondents’ mistake parts of the second set to be what they had heard in the first even if in truth they were different.
When the test was administered, it was found that most of the patients suffering from anxiety did in fact think that one of the new tones was the same as an old one played for them before. The tones in the first set had been associated with three categories – money loss, money gain or no consequence. These were played for the patients to hear once. Then, they were played another tone from a set of 15 and asked if they had heard it before. Most of the respondents mistakenly associated the new tone with money loss or gain. This helped the researchers understand that those suffering from anxiety perceived the sounds linked to a particular emotional response or experience differently.
With further studies through imaging of the brain’s response centres, it was found that reactions to emotional experiences led to changes in sensory representation in patients suffering from anxiety as compared to those with healthy controls.
This is one step forward in understanding the causes and effects of anxiety on the brain. And it is hoped that these studies will also be able to prove why certain people are more prone to anxiety as compared to others.

#mentalhealth #stress

-By Neha Paranjpe, AccioHealth
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Some #personality traits, #HarryPotter style, based on the books written by J.K Rowling.
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Freedom is a Healthy Mind
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Freedom is a healthy mind. Strength comes from reaching out for help.
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