Anxious people worry about risk, not loss

Life is a series of choices. Every time you make a decision, there is a possibility that things won’t go as expected (risk) or that something bad will happen (loss). Aversion to risk and loss have powerful influences on how we make decisions. In a new paper researchers studied the influence of risk and loss aversion in people with anxiety, a disorder characterized by debilitating avoidance behavior and difficulties making daily-life decisions.

Loneliness

Loneliness is more prevalent than many people realize and represents a major health issue, including a heightened risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic illnesses. Its effect on mortality was similar to “smoking 15 cigarettes a day.”

Ensuring Academic Success for Children With ADHD

Children with ADHD and/or learning disabilities often feel overwhelmed by the challenges they face at school. From focusing during a lecture to remembering homework assignments to completing standardized tests, school can be difficult for them.