Overcoming Anxiety

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Author Archive for Julia Jones

Dopamine – The Double Edged Sword of Pleasure and Anxiety

Most of us associate dopamine — a stress hormone and a neurotransmitter produced by the adrenal glands — with pleasure. It’s so much more than that, especially when it comes to anxiety. Dopamine is a double-edged-sword with implications for both pleasurable and painful things in life. In fact, it seems to be associated with practically everything that matters in life. How well do you understand this brain chemical and the role it plays in controlling and contributing to anxiety?

Social Anxiety and Social Media: Is there a connection? Does one help or harm the other?

Social interaction is something that we all desire and crave. Acceptance, close relationships and social interactions have a dramatic impact on self-esteem, and feelings of self-worth. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have dramatically altered the way that people interact and connect on a daily basis. The popularity and degree to which these social media sites infiltrate everyday activities…