Self-Hatred & Anxiety

The reason we may feel more anxious than we should lies in an unusual place: Self-hatred. If we think of ourselves as ‘bad’, then surely bad things must happen to bad people. One of the ways of calming down is to learn to unpack the origins of our self-suspicion and lay the ground for a… Continue reading Self-Hatred & Anxiety

Managing Worry and Anxiety for Kids

This video explains what it means to worry and provides several relaxation strategies for managing worried feelings, such as deep breathing and thinking positive thoughts. It also encourages kids to reach out to trusted adults or friends to help the “What ifs?” go away. Check out all the educational videos from Flocabulary, often called the… Continue reading Managing Worry and Anxiety for Kids

Should I take probiotic supplements every day?

If you’ve recently had to take antibiotics or you’re feeling run down, someone has probably suggested probiotics. We normally find these “good gut bacteria” in our food. But now, there’s growing buzz around drinking live cultures and taking daily supplements even when you’re healthy. The scientific evidence for healthy people is actually pretty slim. Surprisingly,… Continue reading Should I take probiotic supplements every day?

Anxiety Hurts

Everybody knows what anxiety feels like – it’s annoying and counterproductive and apparently useless, so why does it exist? It turns out your anxiety isn’t useless at all – it’s a result of the sympathetic nervous system (in charge of the fight or flight response), which lets you respond immediately to threats and can also… Continue reading Anxiety Hurts

Why Do Depression and Anxiety Go Together?

Even though depression and anxiety are different types of disorders, they tend to go together. But why can it happen? Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: International Resources: Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it… Continue reading Why Do Depression and Anxiety Go Together?

6 Supplements That Might Actually Help You

More than half of Americans take a dietary supplement, but the truth is, most people don’t need them. There are, however, a handful of supplements that can be helpful in some situations! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Sources: ER visits supplement paradox selenium/vitE on prostate cancer glucosamine combo calcium & fracture calcium & osteop autism… Continue reading 6 Supplements That Might Actually Help You