Having An Anxiety Attack? Blame It On Your Amygdala

“The what?” you ask. For many years, scientists have known that this little gland in the brain called the Amygdala is directly responsible for our anxiety. Have you ever wondered what causes your body to produce more adrenalin, your heart to pound and your head to spin when you suddenly find yourself in a dangerous situation? A typical one you’ve probably experienced is in a near-miss traffic accident. Nothing sends your heart pounding faster than an accident that you missed by the skin of your teeth. This is how the Amygdala is supposed to work. It’s your body’s anxiety switch […]

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