A new study is out that deals with anxiety.
FOX's Alex Hein reports:
This is Housecall for Health.
People with anxiety may not be able to distinguish between neutral and threatening stimuli as well as individuals without this mental health condition.
In a small study researchers designed a sound experiment to explore the brain's plasticity or its ability to change and respond to new situations. These changes influence how the brain reacts to stimuli and whether the person is able to distinguish between safe or dangerous circumstances.
Researchers said the study suggests that people with anxiety cannot discriminate between stimuli that have an emotional content and similar mundane or daily stimuli. That might explain the anxious response that they exhibit to scenarios that seem regular, normal or non emotional to anyone else.
They cautioned that the study is small and more research involving more people is still needed to understand how or whether anxiety may directly cause shifts in how people perceive the world around them.
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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.