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Understand and Prevent Anxiety Course

10. Why is anxiety so confusing to make sense of?

An understanding of anxiety often eludes us because it is so multifaceted, and you will discover how complex many of these faces can be later.

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11. How can the human mind ward off anxiety?

One of the major contributions of the psychoanalytic school of thought from the last hundred years has been a detailed analysis of ways in which we deal with the discomfort of anxiety. Sometimes called defense mechanisms, these intrapsychic maneuvers serve to manage the tides of anxiety in our minds and bodies.

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12. What is the neurobiology of anxiety?

The 20th century was a watershed in neurobiology; in particular, the years 1990 to 2000 were the “decade of the brain.” To understand the neurobiology of anxiety comprehensively would require an intensive familiarity with neurochemistry and neuroanatomy.

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13. What is the relationship between gender and anxiety?

Anxiety-related gender differences are complicated. In general, for reasons that seem entirely unknown to researchers at this time, women appear to be twice as likely as men either to inherit and/or experience an anxiety disorder, wherever they are in the world and regardless of treatment status.

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14 .What is the relationship between temperament, genetics, and anxiety?

All of our symptoms occur within a human body. Inasmuch as the human body is genetic and comprised of DNA from each of our parents, there are dispositions towards the creation of anxiety that are inherited, just as with dispositions toward the creation of blood pressure or blood sugar in the clinical abnormalities of hypertension or diabetes.

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