People with anxiety may be hard-wired to see world differently

Courtesy The News International People with anxiety may not be able to distinguish between neutral and threatening stimuli as well as individuals without this mental health condition, a small study suggests. Researchers designed a sound experiment to explore the brain’s “plasticity,” or its ability to change and respond to new situations. These changes influence how…

Skinny-shaming, ‘thin privilege’ and the deliberate mockery of mental illness

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness At a time when we should be urgently working to de-stigmatise sufferers of eating disorders, skinny-shaming has become nothing less than the deliberate mockery of mental illness, writes Hannah Meyer. For decades, various shades of skinny were the undisputed standard of female perfection. Now, thin women are finding themselves the…