DOES ANXIETY MAKE YOU SWEAT?

When you’re stressed or anxious, your body releases a different type of sweat – what we would call anxiety sweat- compared to the sweat produced during physical exertion. This stress-induced sweat contains different chemicals and compounds, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can interact with the bacteria on your skin. These interactions can produce odors […]

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF STRESS?

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make one feel threatened or that upset one’s balance in some way. The nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, that rouse the body for emergency action. During development, stress has often been regarded as a potentially disruptive force, […]

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS?

Typically, genetic and environmental factors are risk factors for anxiety disorders. More specific variables have been identified such as shyness, or behavioral inhibition in childhood, being female, economic pressure, low social support, exposure to trauma, parental history of mental disorders, and anxiety disorders in close biological relatives.