Tag Archives: Societal Precipitants

On the roles of the environment and FGF2 in anxiety

The Medical News recently posted and article entitled: Research suggests potential new treatment for anxiety disorders and depression. The article reviews the study A New Role for FGF2 as an Endogenous Inhibitor of Anxiety, which was published by The Journal of Neuroscience on May 13, 2009. The article reminds us that “(p)revious human studies…showed that […]

The Emotional Costs of Inequality

The Globe and Mail reviewed “The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better,” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, Allen Lane. The reviewers write that: “This is the authors’ “big idea”: People’s health depends on the quality of their social relationships, and the most important determinant of the quality of social relationships […]

Map of Stress Across America

The Associated Press has an interactive map of the US broken down by counties of economic stress factors. It measures unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy. A stress level of zero is best and 100 is worst. For instance, here in Providence County, the stress level is 13.74 which is double the rate from a year ago. […]

The Emotional Costs of the Economy

NPR had a nice piece on the emotional impact of the economic recession. From resilience to panic to suicide attempts, NPR covers it all. You can read it here: Economic Crisis, Unemployment Take Emotional Toll. Or you can listen to it here.