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Xtinalee Mon 01-Jun-20 15:25:39

Trigger warning: effects of covid and dementia

Thoughts ? How are you supposed to know if you have that gene?
www.forbes.com/sites/jvchamary/2020/05/29/dementia-gene-coronavirus-risk/

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FrodoTheDodo Mon 01-Jun-20 15:38:56

You have really severe health anxiety and have been finding lots of different ways you may be more at risk of COVID for weeks now.

These threads don't help you at all.

lljkk Mon 01-Jun-20 16:01:37

I sometimes wonder if very anxious people are actually under-stimulated, their brains try to find excitement because they aren't challenged enough and there's some kind of chemical imbalance that makes them search for things to feel very emotional about.

So I'm not a psychiatrist but I do believe a lot in "One day at a time."

Xtinalee Mon 01-Jun-20 17:19:00

Judge all you want I think Its interesting to learn about what the world is dealing with and it’s information that’s been confirmed.

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lljkk Mon 01-Jun-20 17:51:57

I'm not judging -- I didn't attach moral value to anything I said. I'm genuinely curious about what happens in the brain to make a person susceptible to anxiety. If we knew that under-stimulation was contributory, then that suggest ways to treat the problem.

Maybe anxiety could be much reduced with drugs (stimulants) or maybe could be reduced with behaviour strategies that are all about taking risks and reinforcing the learning of how to cope with small risks and learning that they don't need to be worried about. Presumably human brains are adapted to deal with lots of stress (running from scimitar cats, not having a clue where our next meal will come from); so if we make our environments too safe then our brains are prone to start inventing problems.

Xtinalee Mon 01-Jun-20 18:10:51

Maybe. I’m on ssri’s so my anxiety is being dealt with. I’m just interested in learning more.

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