Tag Archives: Anxiety

‘Hangxiety’: why some people experience anxiety during a hangover

Some people may feel more anxious than others. HBRH/ Shutterstock Craig Gunn, University of Bristol The morning after a night of drinking is never fun if you’ve got a hangover. For most people, hangovers involve a headache, fatigue, thirst or nausea. But some people also report experiencing what many have dubbed “hangxiety” – feelings of anxiety during a hangover. By …

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COVID may have made us less materialistic – new research

Shutterstock/Shopping King Louie Olaya Moldes Andrés, Cardiff University The early days of COVID brought a new sense of urgency to shopping for certain items. Toilet paper, pasta and bread flew off the shelves as people stocked up on vital supplies. Then came the must-have purchases to help with the tedium of lockdowns, with hot tubs, kitchen gadgets and new pets …

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Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric

Research reveals links between the irritability, explosive rage and unstable moods that have grown more common in recent years, and a lack of micronutrients that are important for brain function. (Shutterstock) Bonnie Kaplan, University of Calgary and Julia J Rucklidge, University of Canterbury Emotional, non-rational, even explosive remarks in public discourse have escalated in recent years. Politicians endure insults during …

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When you eat matters: How your eating rhythms impact your mental health

When the main circadian clock in the brain is out of sync with eating rhythms, it impacts the brain’s ability to function fully. (Shutterstock) Elena Koning, Queen’s University, Ontario and Elisa Brietzke, Queen’s University, Ontario Eating is an essential part of human life and it turns out that not only what we eat but when we eat can impact our …

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COVID may have made us less materialistic – new research

Shutterstock/Shopping King Louie Olaya Moldes Andrés, Cardiff University The early days of COVID brought a new sense of urgency to shopping for certain items. Toilet paper, pasta and bread flew off the shelves as people stocked up on vital supplies. Then came the must-have purchases to help with the tedium of lockdowns, with hot tubs, kitchen gadgets and new pets …

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‘Hangxiety’: why some people experience anxiety during a hangover

Some people may feel more anxious than others. HBRH/ Shutterstock Craig Gunn, University of Bristol The morning after a night of drinking is never fun if you’ve got a hangover. For most people, hangovers involve a headache, fatigue, thirst or nausea. But some people also report experiencing what many have dubbed “hangxiety” – feelings of anxiety during a hangover. By …

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Disaster news on TV and social media can trigger post-traumatic stress in kids thousands of miles away – here’s why some are more vulnerable

Exposure to videos of disasters can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms in some children. Chokchai Poomichaiya / EyeEm via Getty Images Jonathan S. Comer, Florida International University and Anthony Steven Dick, Florida International University When disasters strike, the flood of images on TV and social media can have a powerful psychological impact on children – whether those children are physically in …

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Languishing: what to do if you’re feeling restless, apathetic or empty

Many people may have experienced languishing without even knowing what it was. New Africa/ Shutterstock Jolanta Burke, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences If you’ve been feeling restless, apathetic or even emotionally empty since the pandemic began, you may be “languishing”. Languishing is described as an emotional state of limbo, aimlessness and low mood, which can last for a …

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