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is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

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Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Unsure but...: I am unaware of, for example, research that demonstrates that smarter people have more or less test anxiety 'on average.' however, there is a law of performance in psychology that states that if you have insufficient or excessive anxiety, you will do not do as well as if you had possessed moderate, manageable anxiety.

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How can I help my baby manage separation anxiety?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Patience & comfort: Infants become aware of the difference between primary caregivers and others @ 6-9 mo. Sadly, their brains don't allow them to realize you exist when they do not see you, so they begin to express fear when you leave. This improves gradually after games like peek-a- boo teach the concept. Accept this as a normal stage.Avoid showing anxiety as baby will sense it & worry. Comfort baby at all times.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I help my husband manage his anxiety about the pregnancy?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stress reduction: Encouraging him to do active stress management techniques like exercise, yoga, meditation might help. If his anxiety is related to concerns about the pregnancy, having him come with to doctor's visits may help. If he can't, have him write down questions and get answers might help. If the anxiety is about your relationship, making sure to take time for each other and discuss any changes could help.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have persistent anxiety during pregnancy?

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Dr. Joseph Valenti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, but not so much so that it interferes with your daily activities.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What role might hormones play in anxiety?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety & hormones: Hormonal imbalance, especially in women, especially near menopause where levels of Progesterone drop. Progesterone is similar to serotonin & has a calming effect. This can be compounded by elevated levels of oestrogen, or use of birth control pill.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between anxiety and allergies?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Allergy and anxiety: They have no relation to each other.

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