Anxiety may lead to bad decision-making

Scared about speaking in public? Nervous about a job interview? These anxious feelings are familiar to most of us. But while some people are able to sweep them under the rug, for others, anxiety can become such a problem that it controls their day-to-day lives. And according to a new study, it may even lead to bad decision-making.Anxiety could affect the ability to make good choices, according to researchers. Lead author Bita Moghaddam, of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and colleagues publish their findings in The Journal of Neuroscience. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), anxiety disorders – including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder and social anxiety disorder – affect around 18.1% of the population in the US. Moghaddam and…

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