Navigation Links
Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
Date:4/18/2012

WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Worrying may have co-evolved with intelligence as an important survival trait in humans, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers looked at 26 people with generalized anxiety disorder and compared them to a group of 18 healthy volunteers without the disorder. The investigators found that both worry and high intelligence were associated with brain activity measured by the depletion of the nutrient choline in the brain's white matter.

This suggests that worry may have co-evolved with intelligence, said Dr. Jeremy Coplan, a professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in New York City.

"While excessive worry is generally seen as a negative trait and high intelligence as a positive one, worry may cause our species to avoid dangerous situations, regardless of how remote a possibility they may be," Coplan said in a center news release.

"In essence, worry may make people 'take no chances,' and such people may have higher survival rates. Thus, like intelligence, worry may confer a benefit upon the species," he added.

The study was published in a recent issue of the journal Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience.

More information

The U.S. National Mental Health Institute has more about generalized anxiety disorder.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, news release, April 12, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats
2. Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors
3. Prenatal exposure to combustion-related pollutants and anxiety, attention problems in young children
4. UGA College of Education finds exercise reduces anxiety symptoms in women
5. Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients
6. University of Houston opens Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids
7. Headphone music eases anxiety during prostate biopsies
8. Opioid abuse linked to mood and anxiety disorders
9. Surviving Holiday Parties When You Have Social Anxiety
10. Depression and anxiety not linked to delayed resolution of abnormal mammograms, Pap tests
11. Gene Linked to Separation Anxiety
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
(Date:12/21/2014)... Recently, one of the best prom dresses online shops ... introduced its new collection of 2015 prom dresses, and ... its prom dresses & other fashionable designs, up to ... quality dress products and great customer services to its ... the best prom dresses online shops around the world ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 Parker & ... of heating, cooling, plumbing and other similar home contractor ... 2014 with regard to its expert contracting services. The ... leader that has been serving Arizona for well over ... providing the absolute best in quality customer service to ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 As testosterone therapy lawsuit ... stroke and blood clots from using testosterone products such ... study shows that the male hormone testosterone may increase ... study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy ... a group of male rats with naturally occurring colon ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... BambooIndustry.com is a professional company offering many ... recently shown its new engineered bamboo flooring collection, and ... models. , BambooIndustry.com’s customers come from many countries in ... to the CEO of the company, the global bamboo ... past few years, and the demand for eco-friendly bamboo ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 An improving ... sector have benefited the Massage Services industry ... characteristics of industry products, the anticipated 1.0% annualized increase ... has provided consumers with the means to afford additional ... received a massage in a given year has declined ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Prom Dresses From One Of The Best Prom Dresses Online Shops, LunaDress Prom Shop 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:BammbooIndustry.com: Big Discounts On All Kinds Of Bamboo Flooring Collections 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3
... advance in prostate cancer diagnostics, was detailed by a UCLA ... The new technology fuses MRI with real-time 3D ultrasound, ... areas in the prostate. The unique fusion method provides ... since the current biopsy methods were developed in the mid-1980s, ...
... , WEDNESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Retrieving about ... vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle offers the best chance of achieving ... to a new study. Researchers analyzed more than 400,000 ... and found a strong association between live birth rates and ...
... Mozes HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay ... each day may lower their risk for developing a particular ... linked consumption of five or more cups of coffee a ... known as ER-negative breast cancer. However, coffee consumption did ...
... trust the health and medical research information provided by ... the Internet (also 66%), according to a new state ... with 51% saying social media is not trustworthy for ... their cell phone or other mobile device to find ...
... may one day take rides on starch compounds ... according to Penn State food scientists. The technique ... expensive, more environmentally friendly alternative in creating, among ... series of experiments, researchers formed pockets with corn ...
... would it be to anticipate how well someone will control ... able to stay calm during stress? To accept ... psychology at Case Western Reserve University, finds clues in what ... regard to how well they can control their emotions, and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New technology fuses MRI, ultrasound to achieve targeted biopsy of prostate cancer 2Health News:New technology fuses MRI, ultrasound to achieve targeted biopsy of prostate cancer 3Health News:New technology fuses MRI, ultrasound to achieve targeted biopsy of prostate cancer 4Health News:Number of Eggs Retrieved Helps Predict IVF Success: Study 2Health News:Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer? 2Health News:Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer? 3Health News:Maryland poll: Traditional media and internet more trusted than social media for research news 2Health News:Maryland poll: Traditional media and internet more trusted than social media for research news 3Health News:Vitamins may hitch a protected ride on corn starch 2Health News:When words get hot, mental multitaskers collect cool 2Health News:When words get hot, mental multitaskers collect cool 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Somewhere between dropping five ... was forgotten. But Audicus , a next-generation hearing ... this new year. Hearing loss is the ... population, though it is often unaddressed. Forty-eight million Americans ... a hearing aid, mainly due to price. Hearing aids ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: ... second quarter of fiscal year 2015 results on Thursday, January ... A press release with ResMed,s results will be issued after ... a webcast to discuss operating results and future outlook. ... p.m. US Pacific Time and the live webcast of the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... China separating membrane market has witnessed robust development ... years, albeit as a later starter. In 2012, the size ... approximated RMB12 billion, with the proportion worldwide soaring to 16.3%. ... membrane market will continue its growth rate by around 20% ... will jump to roughly RMB25 billion. An integrated ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Audicus Will Help People Resolve to Hear Better in 2015 2ResMed To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results 2Separation Membranes Market (Company, Country & Application) Research Reports for Global and Chinese Regions 2Separation Membranes Market (Company, Country & Application) Research Reports for Global and Chinese Regions 3
... Diagnostics ® , the world leader in molecular breast ... intraoperative soft tissue imaging and navigation solutions, today announced ... in the United States. SurgicEye,s declipseSPECT / ... gamma probes during radio-guided surgery. The solution extends commonly ...
... Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical ... Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and ... medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced that on ... Marine and Terrestrial Symposium on Research and Development ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dilon Diagnostics® Signs Exclusive Distribution With SurgicEye® 2Dilon Diagnostics® Signs Exclusive Distribution With SurgicEye® 3China Botanic Hosts Symposium on Research of Polysaccharide Peptide and Natural Innovative Drugs 2China Botanic Hosts Symposium on Research of Polysaccharide Peptide and Natural Innovative Drugs 3
... utilizes unique microprocessor-controlled filter wheels for wavelength ... The filter wheels can be programmed for ... applications. With this fluorometer, you do not ... two wavelengths. The C&L Dye Fluorometer can ...
The VICTOR² D fluorometer is suitable for clinical assays based on fluorescence or time-resolved fluorescence from a wide variety of plates....
... Zodiac offers end to end ... dictation options. Dictations can be either ... line that you can call 24 ... week or they can be recorded ...
Liquid, ready-to-use, bar-coded Olympus reagents are convenient, economical easy-to-use and reliable. This is one of 122 tests standardized for use on the Olympus AU400e, AU640e, AU2700, and AU5400 C...
Medicine Products: