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Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the idea that Halloween can be a fun and effective time to practice exposure therapy to help treat anxiety issues.

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On Sounds Good, Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss the psychological benefits of pet ownership and pet therapy.

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A commonly accepted fact in treatment that when you want to help people suffering from anxiety, you want to get rid of the fear. New research has shown, however, that fear may actually be helpful in treating anxiety. On Sounds Good, Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss using fear as a treatment method for some mental health issues.

We might not be able to remember every stressful episode of our childhood.

But the emotional upheaval we experience as kids — whether it's the loss of a loved one, the chronic stress of economic insecurity, or social interactions that leave us tearful or anxious — may have a lifelong impact on our health.

Children of anxious parents are more at risk of developing an anxiety disorder. But there's welcome news for those anxious parents: that trajectory toward anxiety isn't set in stone.

Therapy and a change in parenting styles might be able to prevent kids from developing anxiety disorders, according to research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry Friday.

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With classes starting at Murray State University and in schools across the region, it's an exciting time but can also be a time for worry. Test anxiety is relatively common, says Dr. Michael Bordieri of the MSU Department of Psychology, affecting about 20% of students from elementary age to medical students. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Bordieri on strategies for dealing with test anxiety.

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The public speaking joke goes: some people would rather be in the casket than give the eulogy at a funeral. Public speaking and being around others can be anxiety provoking situations, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Bordieri on understanding and strategies for overcoming social anxiety.

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Panic attacks are relatively common. About one in five Americans will experience a panic attack in their lifetime, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. It's the sudden onset of fear, similar to the fight or flight response, where our heartbeat starts racing, our palms feel sweaty, our breathing is faster, we may feel uneasy and tense, like we're losing control or having a heart attack. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Borideri on identifying panic attacks and panic disorder and how to receive treatment.

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Murray Neurologist Dr. Christopher King of Primary Care Medical Center was surprised at the large turnout at a community education meeting about memory loss back in May. He finds that the anxiety about memory loss and dementia leads to a feeling of isolation. He believes that early detection is important and there are resources that exist to help. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. King about his concerns.

Ways to Move Beyond Worry and Anxiety

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Worry is something we all deal with to some degree and in some forms it can be a healthy way to plan out our days or consider what's going on in the world. But upwards to nine million Americans suffer from it as a disorder - generalized anxiety disorder - where it can take over ones life, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about some treatments that might help us move past disruptive levels of worry and anxiety.

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