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Feeling anxious? You’re not alone—and not without resources. We’ve created a collection of a dozen stories that delve into how anxiety affects your body, brain, and habits, as well as the world around you. Because the first step towards better mental health is understanding the science of how and why anxiety works. As for the next steps? From vaccines to psychedelics to video games, scientists and experts are on the case.
We talked to experts who break down everything going on behind the scenes in your brain and body, round up the latest therapies and treatments, and offer advice and testimonials to help you hack your way to happy.
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Let’s talk about what exactly is going on in your brain when anxiety strikes, how it impacts us and then what we can do about it, with the help of some experts.
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