Recognizing delayed PTSD in Holocaust survivors
Researchers are finding that the passage of time does not always diminish traumatic symptoms - and old age can actually aggravate them.
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Munch’s ‘Scream’ sells for $119.9m at auction
- The 1895 painting, a symbol of human anxiety and one of the art world’s most recognizable images, sold for a record price at a Sotheby’s auction.
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Oscar nominees show men struggling to measure up
- The lives of modern male providers, as these movies see them, are a minefield of anxiety, where one wrong move can bring the house crashing down.
Bold mice yield a clue about anxiety
- MIT researchers studying the role of longevity proteins in protecting against neurodegenerative disease discovered that mice lacking those proteins were surprisingly anxiety-free.
Music class lifts teen from life of silence
- In a slightly chilly basement studio beneath Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center, Jimmy Nguyen leapt and clapped excitedly. The skinny 15-year-old, nicknamed “Superstar” by his friends, was responding to a drama teacher’s warm-up cues.
Nearly half of teenagers say they’re shy, perhaps a bit surprising in our say-anything society. But a government study finds a small fraction of those teens show signs of a troubling anxiety disorder that can be mistaken for extreme shyness.