Anxiety Disorders

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

Stressed Out? (Is it stress or anxiety?)

Everyone experiences stress, and sometimes that stress can feel overwhelming. You may be at risk for an anxiety disorder if it feels like you can’t manage the stress.

Trastorno Bipolar

¿Qué es el trastorno bipolar?

El trastorno bipolar es un trastorno mental que puede ser crónico o episódico (lo que significa que ocurre ocasionalmente y a intervalos irregulares). Puede ocasionar cambios inusuales, a menudo extremos y fluctuantes en el estado de ánimo, el nivel de energía y de actividad, y la concentración. Al trastorno bipolar a veces se le denomina trastorno maniacodepresivo o depresión maníaca, que son términos más antiguos.

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.