Tag Archives: Anxiety

A nutritionist’s guide to reducing anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health problem. Healthista spoke to nutritionist Rob Thorp to find out his advice on reducing anxiety naturally  Anxiety is an incredibly common disorder with one in six people experiencing symptoms in any given week in England. Most people experience symptoms that range from feeling worried and on edge to heart palpitations… Read More »

‘Unjustified fears’: When COVID-19 anxiety stops making sense

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada Polls keep showing that the public believes COVID-19 disease is way deadlier and more pervasive than it really is Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: May 17, 2021  •  7 hours ago  •  6 minute read  •  145 Comments Stittsville Golf Club, one of hundreds of Ontario… Read More »

Is reducing anxiety a legitimate indication for PrEP in itself?

Australian doctors and nurses discuss PrEP’s role in tackling stigma, supporting U=U, and improving mental health Do doctors and other healthcare workers feel it’s legitimate to prescribe PrEP to people who are anxious about catching HIV, even if their actual risk is low? This question has been rarely been systematically asked of doctors and other… Read More »

The effects of oxytocin on social anxiety depend on location, location, location

Studies have long suggested that oxytocin — a hormone that can also act as a neurotransmitter — regulates prosocial behavior such as empathy, trust and bonding, which led to its popular labeling as the “love hormone.” Mysteriously, oxytocin has also been shown to play a role in antisocial behaviors and emotions, including reduced cooperation, envy… Read More »