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Hacks for people with High Anxiety

1. Perform a “thinking task.” Anxiety arises from limbic functioning. The limbic system is comprised of several brain regions, including the amygdale, to mediate functions such as emotional regulation and sustained attention, among others. There is a feedback loop between the limbic system and the frontal lobes, which plays a significant role in executive functioning […]

​Can social isolation exacerbate mental illness symptoms?

Yes it can, in some cases. Isolation leads to rumination in the absence of external stimuli to temporarily distract us, we can ruminate (think something to death) on negative events. Mild distraction via daily life is healthy. Mental illness, whether it be related to low arousal, such as depression, or high arousal, such as anxiety, […]