Anxiety News

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5/12/2011
Lactose Intolerance May Sometimes Be in the Head, Not the Gut

Study finds some who report having it may actually have psychological disorder

5/6/2011
Therapy Dogs May Help Ease Anxiety of MRI

Patients were calmed, helping improve image quality, study says

4/4/2011
Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?

Preliminary study found those who listened to lots of tunes had raised risk

3/28/2011
Stress Hormone Might Help Overcome Fear of Heights

Cortisol plus traditional exposure therapy reduced fear response in study

3/25/2011
Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy

Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

3/10/2011
Home Genetic Tests May Need Doctor's Involvement: Report

FDA will probably make determinations on a case-by-case basis, official says

3/9/2011
Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

3/8/2011
FDA Weighs Pros, Cons of Home Genetic Testing

Agency advisers, test manufacturers convene for two-day hearing

2/23/2011
Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women

Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

2/23/2011
Study Unravels Link Between Stress and Chronic Health Issues

Anger, anxiety increase inflammation and disease vulnerability, researchers say

2/18/2011
Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill

Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

2/16/2011
'Talk Therapy' Can Alter Brain Activity, Research Shows

Physical changes occur in brains of social anxiety patients receiving psychotherapy

2/10/2011
To Dump Bad Investments, First Focus On Your Goals

Getting up the nerve to cut your losses can be hard to do, researchers note

2/7/2011
Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says

Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

1/21/2011
Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

1/21/2011
Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

1/20/2011
Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought

But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

1/19/2011
Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report

Over 40% offer complementary services, such as massage, to improve end-of-life care, data shows

1/18/2011
Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study

Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

1/17/2011
Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

1/13/2011
Write Your Test Stress Away

Study found that putting fears, anxieties on paper improved student performance

1/11/2011
Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay

Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

12/17/2010
Surviving the Holiday Blues

Expert advice on coping with depression, anxiety this time of year

11/17/2010
Veterans With PTSD May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

More hardening of the arteries, higher death rate in vets with the disorder, researchers find

11/8/2010
Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes

Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

11/1/2010
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

10/31/2010
Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education

Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

10/29/2010
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey

Among those who were picked on, teasing and exclusion were common, poll found

10/19/2010
Depression, Anxiety May Raise Surgery Risks

Death rate slightly higher in patients with psychiatric illness, study finds

10/14/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health

'I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,' one miner said

10/13/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports

Psychological problems may overshadow physical ones, experts say

10/11/2010
Pessimistic Pooches May Be Prone to Separation Anxiety

Dogs that could see the sunnier side of life behaved better when left alone, researchers say

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

9/14/2010
'Type D' Personality Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Problems

Negative traits including pessimism, social inhibition appear to threaten long-term health, study finds

9/7/2010
'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme

Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

9/7/2010
'Magic Mushroom' Hallucinogen Might Help Cancer Patients

Study found it eased anxieties, lifted spirits in those with advanced disease

9/1/2010
Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines

Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

8/29/2010
New College Students Urged to Confront Their Social Anxiety

Understanding fears is the first step in conquering them, expert advises

8/25/2010
Migraine With Aura Linked to Small Rise in Heart, Stroke Risks

Experts say individual risk is low, more research is needed

8/19/2010
Out of Work May Mean Out of Sorts

Mental health takes a beating with economic downturn

8/19/2010
Jobless and Stressed but Holding Out Hope

People struggle to cope with unemployment

8/18/2010
Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival

Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

8/17/2010
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation

Improved connections in areas regulating emotions become clear after 11 hours of training, scans show

8/11/2010
Brain Research May Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Young

Study in monkeys could lead to treatments for vulnerable kids

8/10/2010
Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care

Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

8/10/2010
Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men's Lives, Study Suggests

Growing up in environments where males outnumber females linked to 3 months less life span

7/27/2010
Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults

Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

7/23/2010
7/22/2010
Taking to the Stage to Battle Mental Illness

Theater as therapy can work for many patients, experts say, enlightening audiences along the way

7/19/2010
Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD

Small study finds the psychedelic drug may help, but safety issues remain