Neuroticism, the trait associated with having excessive anxiety, guilt and nervousness, may lower a person’s risk of dying early, according to a new study.
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.
This study is the first investigation of anxiety and mood disorders in childhood and adulthood using clinical diagnoses in a large whole-population study of very preterm and very-low-birth-weight individuals as compared to individuals born at term.
Science of Us recently talked to Andrea Petersen on the question: “Are women born anxious, or are we raised to be that way?,” and the differences, both learned and innate, that contribute to the gender discrepancy in anxiety.
The most pervasive—and often damaging—misconception is that wealthy or successful people don’t (or shouldn’t) struggle with depression and anxiety. Like cancer, depression is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of status or wealth.
Researchers argue that adolescents who experience this sort of family trauma — as well as those who see it happening all around them, and fear it will also affect their household — are at higher risk for mental-health problems such as depression and anxiety.
peer counselors – In Harare and other cities in Zimbabwe, lay health workers known as “community grandmothers” meet with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. Their meetings take place on wooden park benches outside health clinics.
Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, president of Texas Health and Science University, says acupuncture can treat issues such as chronic pain, PTSD, depression and anxiety—many of which, deputies experience on the job.
The life changes that occur after college can be overwhelming, especially for those whose transition into a new life doesn’t go smoothly. Some graduates report “post-college depression” while others have different types of mental health crises in the months after graduation.
“Aging itself is not inevitably associated with a decline in mood and quality of life,” said professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, commenting on the results. “It is rather the case that psychosocial factors such as depression or anxiety impair subjective well-being,” he explained.
According to Richard C. Shelton, M.D., a psychiatry professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, there’s a name for what I was experiencing: rage attacks. They most likely result from decreased production of serotonin—the neurotransmitter that SSRIs increase in the brain—which can lead to aggression, says psychiatrist Steven P. Levine, M.D.
People with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression and other stress-related disorders could be adjusting chemical tags on their DNA as a result of high cortisol exposure, which may even persist throughout the course of their lives or be passed on to their children.
Those sorts of Twitter sprees have become a regular tactic Trump employs against those he feels have wronged him. But they’re also the kind of cyberbullying that can wreak havoc on mental health, especially among young Americans—ironic considering that First Lady Melania Trump has expressed a desire to combat cyberbullying while still defending her husband, Read more
Since the Senate healthcare reform bill was released late last week, there’s been tons of conversation around what’s in the darn thing. Among the rotten provisions in the current iteration of Trumpcare — and there are many — arguably the least discussed are those affecting individuals with mental illness.
According to a new white paper by Aetna International, there’s a sharp rise in mental health issues, specifically depression and anxiety, among expatriates around the world. Between 2014 and 2016, there was an average 28 percent increase in the insurance provider’s mental health claims in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East and Read more
Mental health is something that’s still incredibly stigmatized, no matter who you are. Opening up about anxiety or depression can be really hard, and many people still face judgment when they reveal they’re struggling. That’s why it’s such a huge deal that the Toronto Blue Jays’ closing pitcher, Roberto Osuna, is opening up about his Read more
A recent randomized clinical trial demonstrated the efficacy of a brief behavioral intervention delivered in a primary care setting for youth with anxiety and depression.
Researchers found that nearly 19 percent of the estimated 38.6 million people with anxiety and depression received at least two prescriptions for opioids during a year. And more than half the prescriptions for the powerful, highly addictive painkillers went to individuals in that group, the researchers asserted.
Despite the prevalence of this mental health issue, a persistent stigma remains, and that’s why it’s so important that Prince Harry is speaking out about what his panic attacks feel like.
More than ever, mental health is becoming a workplace concern – so much that this year’s World Health Organization World Health Day focused on the toll that anxiety and depression take on the global workplace. In the U.S. alone, depression annually costs in excess of $1 trillion in lost productivity. The human and emotional cost Read more
“We’re not all textbook cases of depression and anxiety and there are different reasons we all ended up where we did. A one-size-fits-all style of treatment is not helpful to someone who’s currently operating in crisis mode.”
A survey of over four million college students, including students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), found that anxiety is a concern amongst 41.6 percent of students and depression amongst 36.4 percent of students. By creating an orientation meeting dedicated solely to mental health, UT will better prepare freshmen students to tackle their Read more
What we call “hypochondria” actually has many names: hypochondriasis, health anxiety, illness anxiety disorder, to name a few. And recent research shows that, with Google in our pockets, the condition is only becoming more common — and complex.
The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behaviour change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation programme.
The hidden toll on the health and well-being of people caring for a loved one with dementia has been laid bare. Many carers are suffering depression and anxiety as they struggle with their role, according to the first national De-Stress study by researchers in Trinity College.
Increased Risk of Depression, Anxiety and Disordered Eating for People with Diabetes–Psychosocial Care is Key
People with diabetes manage a complex and demanding treatment regimen, and are at increased risk for, depression, anxiety and disordered eating and have high incidence of diabetes distress which can all compromise health outcomes and quality of life.
Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, whose “My Age of Anxiety” helped kick off the anxiety memoir boom three years ago, urged people to pause, not for deep cleansing breaths, but for historical perspective. “Every generation believes itself to be the most anxious age ever,” Mr. Stossel said.
With a nationwide shortage of nearly 3,400 psychiatrists to meet the country’s mental health care needs, one emerging viable remedy is a model that incorporates the diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety into primary care practice.
A growing body of research is suggesting that treating kids who are at risk for anxiety disorders and depression—and their families—early may help keep mental illnesses at bay. And the move with the biggest impact (both in dollars saved and misery averted) will likely be to focus on anxiety.
The researchers analysed over 80,000 mental health treatments in South West England as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative. The analysis revealed that the percentage of people referred to mental health therapies for common conditions such as anxiety.