Have you ever wondered why we worry so much? And what, if anything, we can do about it? We’re taking up these questions in a class I’m co-teaching this term at Georgetown University’s Integrative Medicine Program. In this post I share some PowerPoint slides from the class that shed light on the neurobiology of worry, in particular something called the brain’s default mode network. I also take up the Eastern roots of Western cognitive science and the cognitive, behavioral and physiologic components of worry’s true antidote: mindfulness.
by Daniel Mintie