Tag Archives: anxiety

Good news for people with specific phobias: Cortisol may increase efficacy of exposure therapy.

Earlier this week I shared the story of my specific phobia of vomiting, and little did I know that an article would be published in PNAS the next day (open access!) about the efficacy of cortisol supplementation during exposure therapy … Continue reading

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A question for psych/neuro/gastro friends: walking, anxiety, and emesis.

I may or may not have mentioned before on this blog that I have a specific phobia of vomiting. If I haven’t, now you know. I don’t like to talk about it in my online life because it is a … Continue reading

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Blogging with Substance

Grazie to Bora for tagging me in a Blogging with Substance meme. 1. Sum up your blogging motivation, philosophy and experience in exactly 10 words. “My research is boring; need an outlet for cooler stuff.” Wow, that was hard. 10 … Continue reading

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Not exactly breaking news: sex reduces anxiety!

It has long been known that, in addition to all the physical health benefits of exercise, it also promotes good mental health. Regular exercisers experience reduced stress and anxiety despite the fact that the physical exertion of exercise itself actually … Continue reading

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Navel-gazing about anxiety.

Sometimes I am surprised by how confident I’ve become as a scientist and as a student, especially considering how anxiety-ridden I used to be. Two years ago I was a 5th year senior doing undergrad research in the same lab … Continue reading

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