Tag: Fear (Emotion)

Feeling Ambivalent About Motherhood Is Normal

Soon after, my partner and I started trying to have a baby. After seven tedious months, I got pregnant, only to have a first trimester miscarriage over Thanksgiving in 2020. The loss was emotionally and physically painful even with a good support system to lean on. But looking back, the part that stands out to […]

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Where Does All That Hate We Feel Come From?

If this logic holds true, we have entered a new moral universe. Morteza Dehghani, a professor of psychology and computer science at the University of Southern California, emailed that he and his colleagues have found that “extreme behavioral expressions of prejudice against marginalized groups could be understood as morally motivated behaviors grounded in people’s moral […]

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War in Ukraine Has Left Eastern Europe Sleepless

WARSAW — For the past seven weeks, Dr. Simona Neliubsiene has struggled to focus on her patients’ charts, distracted by images of bombed cities flashing in her head. At night, she lies awake in bed, her heart thumping, frantically doom-scrolling through the latest news about Russia’s war in Ukraine. “I never had anxiety attacks before,” […]

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We Will Forget Much of the Pandemic. That’s a Good Thing.

In patients with PTSD, the area of the brain that stores fear memories is highly active, suggesting that the individual cannot properly engage the brain’s fear forgetting system and therefore cannot let go of the high anxiety associated with the memory of the traumatic event. Complex disorders should not be oversimplified, but it is possible […]

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Like Biles, Winter Olympians Are Focusing on Their Mental Health

Follow our latest coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics. BEIJING — Simone Biles will not be competing at the Winter Olympics in Beijing. But she will be there, in spirit, in the minds of many of the best athletes. Biles’s legacy among fans is as one of the top gymnasts in history. But for other […]

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How Anxiety Can Benefit Us

Here’s why. The right amount of anxiety can improve performance. Anxiety is an uncomfortable emotion, often fueled by uncertainty. It can create intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear, not just about stressful events but also about everyday situations. There are usually physical symptoms too, like fast heart rate, muscle tension, rapid breathing, sweating and […]

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Why Fear and Loathing Can Be Good for Your Workout

For some, they said, it might be that experiencing fear and stress while flying off a halfpipe with your skateboard or jumping from a plane trains your brain to deal with these emotions in other parts of your life. Blow off some steam. Psychologists once saw the human psyche as a pipe or hose that […]

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