Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are very common in our society. Find out why the brain takes an unhappy turn—and what can be done to help.

Afraid to Leave Mom: Separation Anxiety in Children

Many children eagerly enter their first classroom excited and a little nervous. It is perfectly natural, after all, to feel jittery when confronting something so new as school. But some children come bearing more than a normal amount of trepidation;...
Read More

Stress: Interference to Learning

Taking a final exam can be a stressful experience for any student. As the moment arrives when the tests are handed out and procrastination is no longer an option, nervous attentiveness and the flushed pallor that accompanies an increased heart...
Read More

Tests + Stress = Problems For Students

Intensive standardized testing not only causes stress in students, but may undermine learning. Anecdotal reports from educators, combined with a surge in prescriptions for such medications as Ritalin and Prozac, suggest that students are experiencing increased stress in the classroom....
Read More

A Conversation With Joseph LeDoux

One of the world's leading experts in the neurobiology of emotion, Dr. LeDoux has garnered many accolades for his basic research into how the brain processes fear. Using clever conditioning experiments, he and his colleagues have been able to show...
Read More

Is It Just Me, Or Is It Scary In Here? An Insider’s View On Anxiety Disorders

Fear is normally a healthy emotion that helps keep us from danger, but for some people it becomes an unmanageable force that consumes their every waking hour. I know because it happened to me when I was fourteen and suffered...
Read More
1 2 3