How Stressful Memories Contribute To Anxiety

Think back to your most vivid memory. I would guess you can remember just about every detail about that situation. What time of day it was, where you were, what happened, and how you felt. Chances are, it probably is a stressful memory. We tend to remember stressful events in great detail but it is…
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PTSD In The US Military

PTSD is very common among military men and women. Because they are often found in high stress, intense life-or-death situation, they experience traumatic events at a higher rate than the average person. PTSD uses a pathway in the brain that links fear to memories. This system is evolutionarily beneficial so that when we live through…
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School Test = Bear Attack

We are living in a higher state of anxiety than we were biologically made for. Our brains were made for us to remember stressful situations that would help us to save ourselves. Like if someone died, maybe you’d remember what berry they ate right before it. Or if a bear attacked, you’d remember what area…
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Locking Away Mental Illness

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law a landmark piece of legislation titled the Community Mental Health Act (CMHA). Its purpose was to redirect funds from state-run asylums and into mental health centers within communities.  The ultimate goal was for patients from these state-run institutions to be reintroduced into their communities and become…
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An Alternate View Of Schizophrenia

The overall issue with Schizophrenia comes during development in many cases. Of course, there are always different cases that may involve drug use to induce this condition. After reading several articles covering the neural pathways involved, it can be concluded that the cause is not exactly known at this point. For those that develop Schizophrenia…
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