Von Bauchgrummeln bis zum gelben Schein: Der Gedanke an Arbeit löst bei vielen Sorge aus. Die Psychologin Beate Muschalla erklärt, ab wann das gefährlich ist und was gegen Ängste helfen kann.
Starting a modelling agency was never the intention for Rebecca Morgan’s mother, the legendary agent Nanette Morgan, known to her family and friends as Nan. For the mother of seven — six girls and one boy — working outside of the home was not part of the plan.
Contrary to popular belief, a six-year study reveals that increased use of social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok does not lead to higher rates of anxiety and depression among young people. Following 800 children from age 10 to 16, the study found that symptoms of mental health issues remained stable irrespective of social media habits.
Click here for the article published by Frontiers in Psychiatry. The prevalence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is 15–35% among adults. The role of right-to-left shunting through the PFO, anxiety, depression, and hypoxemia in the systemic circulation remains poorly understood. Herein, we present the case of a 52-year-old woman with no heart or lung disease, …
In recent years, an increasing number of studies have examined the mechanisms underlying nonverbal emotional information processing in people with high social anxiety (HSA). However, most of these studies have focused on the processing of facial expressions, and there has been scarce research on gesture or even face-gesture combined processing in HSA individuals. The present study explored the processing characteristics and mechanism of the interaction between gestures and facial expressions in people with HSA and low social anxiety (LSA). The present study recruited university students as participants and used the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale scores to distinguish the HSA and LSA groups. We used a 2 (group: HSA and LSA) × 2 (emotion valence: positive, negative) × 2 (task: face, gesture) multifactor mixed design, and videos of a single face or gesture and combined face-gesture cues were used as stimuli. We found that (1) there is a distinction in the processing of faces and gestures, with individuals recognizing gestures faster than faces; (2) there is an attentional enhancement in the processing of gestures, particularly for negative gestures; and (3) when the emotional valence of faces and gestures align, it facilitates the recognition of both. However, incongruent gestures have a stronger impact on the processing of facial expressions compared to facial expressions themselves, suggesting that the processing of facial emotions is more influenced by environmental cues provided by gestures. These findings indicated that gestures played an important role in emotional processing, and facial emotional processing was more dependent on the environmental cues derived from gestures, which helps to clarify the reasons for biases in the interpretation of emotional information in people with HSA.
Orgasms are one of the most pleasurable experiences that one can have during sexual activity. However, for some people, the thought of experiencing an orgasm can cause immense anxiety. It is a common issue called orgasm anxiety, which can hinder one’s ability to enjoy intimacy to the fullest. If you are one of those people, …
Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. Throughout evolution, humans have developed a natural inclination to be cautious and apprehensive in various situations. Our minds are equipped with multiple hair-trigger systems that continuously scan for potential threats. However, if we assert ourselves and meet our personal needs, we are less likely to react …
Four Emotional States to Attend to When Treating OCD
August 21, 2023
Click here for the article published by Psychology Today. Dating anxiety is complex and multifaceted, here’s how you can keep calm. Continue reading … Disclaimer: The content of this article has not been checked or verified. Proceed at your own risk.