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Keep Calm, Carry On

When we face a perceived threat, we often experience a fight-flight-freeze response. The body triggers the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline, which then increases heart rate and blood pressure. And the brain is pushed into high alert. Here’s the science behind the response.
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Serotonin's Role

By Christopher Bergland

It all depends on the level of threat.
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Soothing the Anxious Child

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D.

Telling anxious kids to "calm down" or "buck up" doesn't work. Here's what does.
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Fear Response

By Joseph E LeDoux Ph.D.

Have we misunderstood our emotions?
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The Neurobiology of Fear

By Aditi Subramaniam, Ph.D.

How many of our fears are learned versus inborn?