If you experience high anxiety regularly, you have a higher risk of developing dementia. Andrew J. Petkus, a PhD research associate at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, reported on a 28 year study of people who reported experiencing high anxiety. Those people were found to have a 48% higher risk of developing anxiety than those who reported low levels of anxiety.
The researchers noted that chronic anxiety is a precursor to higher levels of stress hormones. In turn, those hormones can damage the parts of the brain involved with memory. If you suffer from chronic anxiety, get help. Your first step is to talk to your doctor about the right treatment for you which may include psychotherapy, anti-anxiety medications or alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal treatments.
Hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool to treat chronic anxiety either as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct therapy to medication or psychotherapy. Lessen your anxiety and dementia risk with the use of hypnosis and BE WELL.