While anxiety is a normal emotion, anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder can cause enough distress to interfere with functionality and one’s ability to lead a normal life. For people with an anxiety disorder, feelings of fear and worry can be overwhelming, even disabling. With proper treatment, most sufferers can learn to manage these feelings and get back to a fulfilling life.
Pregnant women having lower levels of an anti-anxiety hormone in their second trimester had an increased chance of developing postpartum depression, a study has shown. Read more.
Prescription drug combination involved in 30% of opioid fatalities among more than 300,000 users. Read more.
Collectively, depression, anxiety and mood disorders have the greatest impact on Americans’ health of any condition, according to claims data from more than 40 million Blue Cross Blue Shield members.
People with mild heart disease are more likely to say they have poorer health, anxiety and a negative outlook than people in the general population, a new study suggests.
Dubbed calmbox, the innovative technique comes in the form of a monthly subscription-based service designed for those who are prone to stress, depression, anxiety and other emotional and spectrum disorders.
People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are also more likely to engage in undesirable behaviours at work. These are the key findings of a research team from the University of Manchester’s Business School. Read more…
According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, autism spectrum disorder and anxiety often show themselves in similar ways, causing social avoidance or fear of change, so diagnosing anxiety is “inherently challenging.”
There’s no shortage of evidence that loneliness, social anxiety and social isolation can cause excessive use of social networking sites in young people.
All of us who have experienced a “nervous stomach” under periods of stress suspect that there is a link between our gut and our mood.
Since he left One Direction, Zayn has been public with his battle with anxiety. But the singer also says he was struggling with even more behind-the-scenes, a possible eating disorder.
It is helpful to understand what is driving kids to become hyper, unfocused, disorganized and fidgety. Once you know what is at the root of these behaviors, you’ll be much more effective at helping your child with these issues.
Nationwide, 17% of college students were diagnosed with or treated for anxiety problems during the past year, and 13.9% were diagnosed with or treated for depression, up from 11.6% and 10.7% in 2011.
Men over 40 who are plagued with the omnipresent of generalized anxiety disorder are more than twice as likely to die of cancer than are men who do not have the mental affliction, new research finds.
Researchers have discovered that the response to anxiety in teenagers may include not only the parts of the brain which deal with emotions (the limbic system), as has been long understood, but also movement control centres in the brain.
“I’ve never met a fearful pilot. Why aren’t pilots afraid? They know how flying works!”
“I was nearly fired from my job. My husband left me while I was in rehab, I hurt my kids tremendously, and I nearly lost my life.”
Recent research points to the importance of a molecule called relaxin-3 in the brain, with effects on various processes and behaviors such as mood, stress, and cognition.
How children and teens get predisposed to mental illness.
When “mental illness” enters the cultural conversation, it’s usually as a synonym for depression or anxiety. The less palatable, more frightening facets of mental illness, like psychosis? They’re still ignored, often leading to those experiencing psychosis to remain silent.
A spate of violence in recent weeks both by and against police officers has put a spotlight on the unique stressors police face across the country.