Anxiety and aggression in young boys may increase due to low iron levels

Iron deficiency and low blood levels of Vitamin B12 in small boys may be associated with behaviour problems, such as anxiety and aggression, when they get in middle school, according to a new study. The findings showed that iron deficiency, anaemia and low plasma vitamin B12 levels in boys at around age 8 were associated with 10% higher mean scores on externalising behaviours such as aggression and breaking of rules. Iron deficiency was related to an adjusted 12% higher mean on internalising problem scores like anxiety and depression. ‚ÄúSome parts…

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The psychology of hidden aggression, road rage

While there is little doubt about the ill effects of excessive noise on the lives of people, psychologists and psychiatrists are also worried about those who create this cacophony. “Noise by itself harms people, both those who create it and those who are at the receiving end. A person may claim that he enjoys loud music or is not bothered by traffic or industrial noise.This does not mean that his health is not affected. It has been noted that most people who seem to `enjoy’ loud noise become, at some…

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