12 Unexpected Things Revealed By Scientists That Repeatedly Break Our Psyche

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Scientists have researched and concluded that an estimated 30% of the population is suffering from phobias and anxiety disorders. In a sense it can qualify as a huge epidemic as a person’s psyche can even be negatively affected by the little things he/she faces on a daily basis. Sometimes intense athletic activities can stimulate the production of stress hormones, while panic attacks can be brought about by parasites which are carried by the house cat.

People’s mental health can be affected by a variety of unexpected factors, and hence it would be good to know a few so that we can either avoid, exclude or find a way to deal with them, and live a stress-free life.

1Sales

People tend to go crazy when they take part in sales. It seems like whenever the yearly Black Friday sales takes place, a new video about a Black Friday fight for consumer goods with decreased prices can be found on the internet. The seasonal sales along with the decrease in prices, as per scientists are known to have an effect on those areas of the brain responsible for pleasure. However, the buyers only lose control when another buyer tries to wrestle the desire item of their hands to purchase the same item for themselves. It is in that instant that a big dose of the stress hormone (cortisol) gets injected in the blood.

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Tip: When you hear the word discount and your hearts start beating faster because of it and also that fact that you can’t live your life without shopping, try looking up some online sales.

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2Cats

Many people adore cats, but cats are also known to carry a parasite called toxoplasmosis. Although, dogs carry them too, humans cannot be infected by these parasites. But when people don’t wash their hands after playing with their cat or petting them, they are at a risk of contracting an illness from this. Reports suggest that 1/3 of the Earth’s residents are infected, but these parasites are practically harmless to people with strong immunity.

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People with health issues can face serious consequences when they have contact with cats. Toxoplasmosis is detrimental to the psyche as it increases the risk of bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia, as per a recent research survey. It can even increase your chances of having a car accident.

Tip: Vaccinate your pet cat as it will protect both your pet and you from getting infected.

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3Exercise

While the nervous system can negatively impacted by intense athletic activity, it’s mainly due to hormones that this happens. Cortisol and adrenaline are released in big amounts after undergoing exhausting training. This causes a person to have difficulty with falling asleep after an intense workout session. If this type of training is done on a regular basis, then the nervous system is at the risk of getting damaged.

Tip: Any physical activity should be done in accordance with your physical prowess. In other words, it should not be too difficult and engaging in moderate athletic activity helps in normalizing sleep thereby improving your mood since it decreases the stress hormone levels.

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4Music

People who are most likely suffering from depression tend to like isolating themselves from the world by using headphones, or music. This is still a debatable topic as psychologists are still trying to find out for sure if it is a depression that causes a person to start listening to music in order to escape reality or is it because of listening to music too much that a person becomes depressed. Regardless, people who are prone to depression can be identified by referring to these valuable observations.

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