To feel happier, we have to resolve to the life we evolved to live

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Jan 02, 2019—(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Arash Javanbakht, Wayne State University
(THE CONVERSATION) When we have to give a talk to a group of people, we feel anxious and experience the bodily fear responses that do not make sense now: The system is not meant to function in this safe context.

As a psychiatrist specialized in anxiety and trauma, I often tell my patients and students that to understand how fear works in us, we have to see it in the context where it evolved.

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