Saturday, April 13, 2019

Impact of Fear and Anxiety

Once the fear pathways are ramped up, the brain short-circuits more rational processing paths and reacts immediately to signals from the amygdala. When in this overactive state, the brain perceives events as negative and remembers them that way.

...Moreover, fear can interrupt processes in our brains that allow us to regulate emotions, read non-verbal cues and other information presented to us, reflect before acting, and act ethically. This impacts our thinking and decision-making in negative ways, leaving us susceptible to intense emotions and impulsive reactions. All of these effects can leave us unable to act appropriately.


Read more [HERE]. 

2 comments:

  1. That something seems to work in the short term, does not always mean that the longer term effects are also beneficial.
    Positive fantasies seem harmless but, as it seems, they are likely to lead to inactivity and feelings of depression later on.
    But can we stop fantasizing positively? It is so tempting and easy and it does make us feel better instantly. The solution appears to be the following:
    positive fantasies can make us feel better in the short term but have to be combined with another intervention in order to prevent us form feeling worse later on.
    you can get very useful videos regarding how to sort out depression.
    Presence Academy founder

    ReplyDelete