“WE DON’T UNDERSTAND ANXIETY AND FEAR” — NEUROSCIENTIST CLAIMS

 

 

 

 

 

Every age believes itself to be the age of anxiety, as Auden’s famous poem first put it. But in his new book, Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety, the neuroscientist and writer Joseph LeDoux suggests that that has never been a stronger claim to make than it is now. In the United States, fear and anxiety disorders are together the most common psychiatric problem, affecting roughly 20 percent of all Americans at a cost of more than $40 billion in lost productivity every year.

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Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Psychopaths and Sociopaths

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve likely thrown around the words “psychopath” and “sociopath” once or twice — maybe to describe your crazy ex or that college roommate who stole your belongings on move-out day. Whether or not the less-than-desirable people in your life really fit the bill is up for debate, but Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer are certainly two memorable cases.

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