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Link Between Neuroticism and Depression May be Genetic

Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to the link between the personality trait of neuroticism and vulnerability for depression// , according to a new study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. In the October issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers ...

Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

..."we are relying on scientific literature to understand exactly what it means," Perls said. For instance, he said, it makes sense that scoring lower in neuroticism -- and handling stress well -- would contribute to a longer life, because stress has been shown in scientific studies to be a risk factor for cardiova...

Researchers identify personality traits

...ans scored in the low range of published norms for neuroticism and in the high range for extraversion. The women ... aging and longevity. It's likely that the low neuroticism and higher extraversion will confer health benefit...arian Study. "For example, people who are lower in neuroticism are able to manage or regulate stressful situation...

Study offers new insights into teenagers and anxiety disorders

.... Craske and her colleagues are finding that neuroticism the tendency to experience negative emotions such...rm study highlights a potential mechanism by which neuroticism confers risk. The researchers report that teenagers who are high in neuroticism appear to become unnecessarily anxious in ways tha...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/September 1, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, August 25, 2008).

...ertain behaviors. About 20 years ago scientists established that combinations of five basic dimensions-extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness to new ideas and experiences-account for all personalities. Armed with the resulting data, scientists are showing that personality predic...

Do Underweight Newborns Make for Shy Adults?

... who had been normal weight at birth. Specifically, the researchers assessed four components of personality: temperament (shyness and sociability, neuroticism and extraversion), motivation (behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation), cognitive and affective (self-esteem, loneliness) and socialization. ...

Understanding the have-knots: The role of stress in just about everything

...s levels of proinflammatory cytokines in the body. Not everyone responds the same way to stress. Personality traits like negativity, pessimism, and neuroticism are known to be risk factors for stress-related disease, as are anger and hostility. In the late 1950s, Friedman and Rosenman identified a major l...

Conscientious People Less Prone to Alzheimer's

...tively and socially active." In the overall spectrum of personality-based risk factors, conscientiousness ranked at the top and was as important as neuroticism in determining whether a person would develop Alzheimer's disease, Wilson said. Just how conscientiousness affects Alzheimer's risk remains unknown...

Brooding Could Kill, Warn Psychologists

...personality tests. They were tracked for 17 years to see how a trait called neuroticism affected survival. Those who score high in the neurotic trait are "wor...alf had died 17 years after the study started. Among those who were high in neuroticism at the start but didn't increase, and the less neurotic, 75% to 85% were st...

Fear Factor Found To Be Crucial In Shaping An Individual’s Personalit

...ve link between brain activity and structure, fear extinction and personality traits. Since earlier research has associated levels of extraversion and neuroticism – over sensitivity and emotional instability – with vulnerability to anxiety disorders, the current experiment focused on those traits. Most i...
Neuroticism in Biological News

The genetics of fear: Study suggests specific genetic variations contribute to anxiety disorders

...nt versions that differ in their length. The shorter version of the gene leads to less serotonin being cleared away and is also associated with higher neuroticism scores and anxious behavior. The COMT enzyme is involved in breaking down dopamine, a brain chemical important for learning, motivation and seeking re...
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