The Up And Downside Of Fear

The Up And Downside Of Fear

Fear prompts a reaction that can be a literal lifesaver in the face of real danger, but that hinders the millions who struggle with anxiety disorders. We learn more about our most primal emotion.

Fear is a complicated and primal emotion that we all experience. It can trigger the instincts that save us in dangerous situations and the anxieties that swallow us in ordinary circumstances. We learn about how fear manifests itself in us, how our bodies react to it, and what you can do to manage it.

Guests

Jaimal Yogis

journalist; author, "The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing...And Love"

Mary Ellen O'Toole

retired FBI agent; author, "Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us"

Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Johns Hopkins

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