Anxiety and the Brain, Part 9: Useful Examples of Amygdala-based Anxiety.

The book I have been referencing for the Anxiety and the Brain series (Rewire Your Anxious Brain) has some examples of how anxiety can affect someone, and why amygdala-based anxiety does not always make logical sense. The Anxious Teddy Bear: A lady was presenting a teddy bear to her grandson, who was running happily towardContinue reading “Anxiety and the Brain, Part 9: Useful Examples of Amygdala-based Anxiety.”

Anxiety and the Brain, Part 6: Circuitry

Circuitry is the connection between neurons, the basic building blocks of the brain, that we explored previously. “Neurons that fire together wire together” – Carla Shatz We learnt that neurons FIRE, which is where a positive charge travels from the receiving dendrites of the neuron, through the cell body, all the way to the axonContinue reading “Anxiety and the Brain, Part 6: Circuitry”

Anxiety and the Brain, Part 2: Introducing the Cortex and the Amygdala

Trying to get your head around anxiety is really difficult; in some cases it can be a complete mystery to both those suffering, and to those seeing someone suffer. As I have mentioned in previous articles anxiety does not always make sense, but after reading the next few articles on Anxiety and the Brain, thingsContinue reading “Anxiety and the Brain, Part 2: Introducing the Cortex and the Amygdala”

Anxiety and the Brain, Part 1: Neuroscience.

Neuroscience – Any or all of the sciences, such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.  As I mentioned in a previous blog ‘Time to Science the S**t Out of this’, I have been reading up on how anxiety is created in the brain,Continue reading “Anxiety and the Brain, Part 1: Neuroscience.”

Time to Science the S**t out of this.

Science was never my strong point at school, and I wouldn’t say that it has been something I have been interested in since I left school; so, if you’d told me that I would be enjoying learning about some of the science behind Anxiety, Depression and Addiction, I would have laughed and shrugged it offContinue reading “Time to Science the S**t out of this.”