Why Are We More Anxious Than Ever Before?

I’ve tried to answer this question scientifically without becoming speculative. I am interested in what you think – Do you feel more anxious? Why?
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Why are we more anxious now than ever before? In this episode, we take a look at some of the genetic and environmental factors that can lead to increased anxiety. Beyond that, it’s SO complex and a variety of other factors lead to us experiencing different levels of anxiety. It’s a difficult question to answer scientifically without becoming speculative. Do you feel more anxious? Why? Still, there are ways we can practice self care (meditating, exercising, limiting caffeine intake) to help be more of a warrior and less of a worrier.

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BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do.

REFERENCES 📚
Worrier/Warrior Gene: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17008817
Mental Health Stats: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers
APA Anxiety Poll Results: https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/apa-public-opinion-poll-annual-meeting-2018
ACEs Study: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html

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