People Suffering from Anxiety Disorder Tend to Over-React, Says Study

People Suffering from Anxiety Disorder Tend to Over-React, Says Study

A new study, carried out at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has revealed that people, who have anxiety disorder, frequently tend to over-react to things, a finding which might just end up opening new avenues for treatments, while also changing people's perception of how emotions are regulated in everyday life.

Anxiety Disorder is particularly marked by an extreme feeling of fear, mixed with uncertainty, and people suffering from the disorder end up living in a state of constant worry. Often, they seem to struggle to get through normal days.

"Patients experience anxiety and worry and respond excessively to emotionally negative stimuli, but it's never been clear really why", said Amit Etkin, lead researcher of the study and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

Results of the research were based on analysis and comparison of data collected from 17 people with the disorder and 24 healthy subjects.

Details of the research have been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.