Emotions, Stress & Anxiety

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It’s hard to describe what an emotion is — let alone how many of them there are or whether everyone experiences the same ones. But we do know this: emotions arise from activity in distinct parts of the brain.
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Learn more about the different strategies used for managing trauma in the classroom.
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Trauma and stress can have a negative impact on students' brain function.
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How much does it hurt? Researchers are examining the neuroscience behind emotional and physical pain.
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It’s hard to describe what an emotion is — let alone how many of them there are or whether everyone experiences the same ones. But we do know this: emotions arise from activity in distinct parts of the brain.
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Fear experts Michael Telch, a psychologist at the University of Texas, and Kerry Ressler, a psychiatrist at Emory University, explain how facing our fears can retrain the brain.
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Most people feel a little anxious when they go to the doctor. Some see their blood pressure spike. Andrew Sherwood explains why.
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Feeling panic is a natural response to danger. The problem comes when you feel panic without a threat.
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Barbara Rothbaum answers your questions about phobias and therapies.
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Jeremy Jamieson answers your questions on the stress response and resilience.
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After the torrential rains end, or the flood recedes, or the fire burns out, many people continue to feel the emotional wounds of a natural disaster.
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Mohammad Milad answers your questions about anxiety and anxiety disorders.
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Whether it’s the hum of an always-on TV or the window-rattling noise of airplanes overhead, the din of modern life poses a threat to mental and physical health.
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