Category: Rachel Merson

How To Have a Happier Monday

April 8th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Rachel Merson 0 comments

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Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Everyone struggles through weekday drudgery to reach their weekend fun. But what if you could reclaim every day of your life?

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“This type of anxiety can overwhelm your brain, making you less functional and less happy.”

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‘Selfie’ obsession: Snapping the picture, but missing the moment

January 19th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Rachel Merson 0 comments

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Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

The suggestive “twerk” and the techie “bitcoin” made the Oxford Dictionaries’ short list for international Word of the Year 2013. But “selfie” was number one, yet another sign of humanity’s unrelenting obsession with cameras…

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“The presence of cameras may lead to a sense of safety and security for some people. For others, particularly people vulnerable to anxiety, the [prominence] of observational systems in our nation’s cities fosters a feeling of threat and apprehension. To the anxious mind, the mere presence of so much surveillance becomes evidence that there is a reason to be afraid. It brings to the forefront of one’s thoughts all the possible devastating outcomes — from terrorist attacks to mass shootings to robberies — that the cameras are designed to capture.”

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Tips: How to deal with holiday stress

December 18th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers, Rachel Merson 0 comments

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Psychologist discusses healing in times of tragedy

October 24th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers, Rachel Merson 0 comments

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Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

A beloved Danvers, Mass. teacher, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer was found murdered Wednesday morning…

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Preparing for school shootings: Gov. recommendation call on teachers and students to run & hide

August 13th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Rachel Merson, WFXT 0 comments

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Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences. Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

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