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Worry more to keep depression at bay

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A recent study conducted by a group of scientists has revealed that having too many apprehensions in the mind and worrisome attitude could prove out to be a warding off agent for depression. However, this state is different from anxious arousal characterised by chronic panic and fear. According to www.telegraph.co.uk, the team of scientists monitored the brain activity when people were fearful and when they were worried about something. This revealed that when people were experiencing extreme fear they recorded for heightened brain activity that could lead to depression whereas worried attitude of the people works as counter agent which helps in reducing negative impact of depression.

As per www.networkedblogs.com, people were given a task to name the colours of the words which had certain positive, negative and neutral meanings or expressions and their brain activity was recorded with the help of Brain Scans. It was found that functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) in the brain of a person who was worried was very different from that of a person who was fearful and panicky in attitude.

Owen Wilson is one of many celebrities who have battled depression

“Sometimes worry is a good thing to do. Maybe it will get you to plan better. Maybe it will help you to focus better. There could be an upside to these things” said Professor Gregory Miller, University of Illinois.

Celebrities who have battled depression include Jim CarreyJ.K. RowlingHalle BerryHugh Laurie and Owen Wilson.

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