A series of studies conducted by American psychologists substantiated the fact that negative thoughts can adversely affect our health as anxiety, worries and pressures of hardship lead to depression, phobias and neurosis.
Science magazine reports that while some psychologists back up the idea that negative future expectations help create a behavior pattern aimed at problem solving, excessive anxiety is definitely harmful for health. Experts established that sustained anxiety slows down cognitive process and stimulates those brain areas that are responsible for the feeling of fear.
When the activity in those areas reaches certain levels, our anxiety starts existing without any reasons, as if by itself. In their report the psychologists state that the more you focus on your worries, the higher possibility for these worries to come true.
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