Anxiety News

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3/8/2013
'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds

Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report

3/4/2013
Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy

Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

3/4/2013
ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood

Study found almost a third of patients still had disorder at 27, along with other mental health issues

3/1/2013
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

2/26/2013
'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria, and continue to have symptoms of imagined disease

2/22/2013
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

2/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

Study found both victims and bullies can suffer psychological disorders as adults

2/18/2013
Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device

Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

2/18/2013
Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese

Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

1/31/2013
Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems

Those with depression, PTSD and pain are more at risk, study found

1/29/2013
'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says

Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

1/23/2013
Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression

German study of TMJ patients didn't pin down how body-mind connection works

1/14/2013
Early Parkinson's Patients May Suffer Some Symptoms in Silence

Yet help is possible if doctors know about the problem, study suggests

1/4/2013
Keeping Sexuality Secret Takes Mental Toll on Bisexual Men

Those who concealed their same-sex relationships had higher rates of depression and anxiety, study found

1/2/2013
Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says

Women with anxiety disorders 3.5 times more likely to report abuse

12/28/2012
Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD

People who had anxiety before a traumatic event were more likely to develop stress disorder afterward

12/20/2012
'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say

12/10/2012
ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

12/9/2012
Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?

Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

12/7/2012
Sleep Apnea Tied to More Brain Damage in Women Than Men

Areas involving decision-making, mood appeared most affected, study found

12/3/2012
Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

11/26/2012
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids

Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

11/16/2012
Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery

Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

11/12/2012
Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says

The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

11/12/2012
Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says

Audio therapy may reduce anxiety during this common procedure

11/7/2012
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder

Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

11/6/2012
Brain Anatomy May Play Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

MRI scans found veterans with the disorder had a smaller amygdala, the brain area that controls fear, anxiety

10/29/2012
Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER

Pediatric group recommends ways to better manage distress

10/26/2012
Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study

But too much time spent working out can have psychological downside, experts warn

10/12/2012
Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study

A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

10/10/2012
Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis

MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

10/9/2012
Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD

Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

10/5/2012
Humanitarian Work May Raise Risk of Anxiety, Depression

Researchers offer recommendations to improve mental health of aid workers

9/27/2012
Complementary Medicine May Help Soldiers With PTSD: Study

Healing touch, guided imagery eased symptoms, improved quality of life

9/25/2012
Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says

Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

9/25/2012
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

9/24/2012
Born To Lead? No Sweat

Study suggests the power that comes with authority keeps anxiety at bay

9/19/2012
Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism

Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

9/18/2012
Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say

9/14/2012
Putting Your Mental Health in Order

Experts suggest steps to de-stress and find a more balanced life

9/13/2012
Psych, Sleep Meds May Affect Driving

Psychotropic drugs alter brain functioning, raise crash risk, researchers say

9/10/2012
Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study

Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

9/7/2012
Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It

Study using tarantulas finds labeling emotions while stressed eases anxiety

8/14/2012
Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD

But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

8/6/2012
Living Without Lies Might Make You Healthier

Study found those who fibbed less had fewer headaches, less anxiety

8/1/2012
Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study

The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

7/31/2012
Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows

People placed in anxious situations felt better with grins in place

7/13/2012
Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging

But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

7/10/2012
Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on Girls: Study

But overall they perform as well as boys in the subject, British researchers found

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood