Weve all been told that people with anxiety are simply "playing it safe". Research by Cell Press suggests that it is more complicated than that. According to Montreal psychologists there are neurological differences in how we perceive the world.
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How Anxiety Alters Perception
Normally, we perceive situations with positive outcomes with optimism, and negative outcomes with avoidance. When stressed, we tend to perceive even irrelevant situations as having negative outcomes. This is known as over-generalization.
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