December 12, 2016

Smart People Worry More

We’ve all been there, caught up in our anxious thoughts or lying in bed awake at night worrying. But new research suggests1 the smarter you are, the more likely you are to suffer from anxiety, or as they refer to it in scientific circles – psychopathology. This link between intelligence and a predisposition towards worrying has been closely studied over the years. According to Catheline-Antipoff and Poinso2, “The higher the IQ, the greater the psychological fragility.” Research suggest that intelligence and worry may have co-evolved with humans for the purpose of survival. Findings published in The Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience […]