For those who struggle with social anxiety, just the thought of getting out of the house and interacting with others can be a cause of stress. If this is you, recent research is shedding light on how you can take an active role to defeat your anxiety.
The ability to maintain control of attention over time, known as sustained attention, is vital for many tasks performed every day. You can take action when you realize you need to refocus. Here are three expert strategies to staying on task.
If you use the microblogging platform Twitter a lot, your real-life connections might be in danger. A new study says that too much tweeting can damage your intimate relationships. Researchers at the University of Missouri surveyed nearly 600 people with Twitter accounts. The participants told researchers they are on Twitter for nearly an hour a … Read More
With NBA star LeBron James’ decision to take his talents to Cleveland, fans may see their emotions running high. These high emotions over James’ decision can be healthy, but they also can cause trouble.
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Patients who are connected tend to heal more wholly. Social support networks play a critical role in weathering any medical challenge. From participating in cardiac rehab programs to volunteering or even engaging in pet therapy—we know the emotional and physiological benefits of a strong social support system help patients beat their illnesses. Cleveland Clinic’s Leo … Read More
The heart and brain do a lot of talking, and our emotional health can seriously impact the heart. We’re learning that anxiety can tax the heart. Specifically, high anxiety levels can cause an irregular heart beat and it’s a vicious cycle, as the more arrhythmia you have – it makes you more anxious. Cleveland Clinic’s Leo Pozuelo, … Read More
Dealing with heart disease takes a great deal of mental tenacity. And it’s not an easy journey, which is why Cleveland Clinic focuses on heart patients’ quality of life—how they are weathering the disease physically and emotionally. It’s about whole health, and that’s why it’s important for patients to talk to their doctors about how … Read More
The relentless images of acts of terrorism and other tragedies pour out to kids on TV, computers, cellphones. The kids seem overwhelmed and may be struggling, like all of us, to make sense of it all. Talking to your kids about tragedies, violence and terrorism can be difficult, but it’s important. It can help your children feel … Read More
Are you the captain of your own ship? It seems that people who believe in their own effort to change their lives actually are healthier. And on the flip side, a recent Australian study found people who believe in luck or fate typically have unhealthier lifestyles. Scott Bea, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist, says the unhealthy behaviors may … Read More
Do you dread Friday the 13th? If your answer is “yes,” you’re not alone. Experts say more than 20 million people are afraid of this so-called unlucky day. Scott Bea, PsyD, a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says people often try avoiding the day altogether. “People on Friday the 13th, they start avoiding,” Dr. Bea says. … Read More