DON’T WORRY, BE NEU­ROTIC!

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Re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh, Univer­sity of Southamp­ton and Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don have dis­cov­ered a link be­tween higher neu­roti­cism and “re­duced risk of death,” but it’s ap­pli­ca­ble only to one type of neu­rotic, Quartz re­ports.

The four-year study had 321,456 par­tic­i­pants fill out a ques­tion­naire that em­pha­sized two kinds of neu­roti­cism: “Anx­ioustense,” which had a higher af­fir­ma­tive re­sponse to “Would you call yourself tense or highly strung?”; and “worried-vul­ner­a­ble” neu­rotics, iden­ti­fied by ques­tions like “Are your feel­ings eas­ily hurt?”

After fac­tor­ing in vari­ables such drink­ing, smok­ing and ex­er­cise, the re­searchers found higher scores on the worried-vul­ner­a­ble ques­tions were “as­so­ci­ated with a sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced risk of death from all causes.”

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