Anxiety News

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6/27/2012
Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says

Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

6/20/2012
PTSD Symptoms Common After Heart Attack: Study

Nightmares, elevated heart rate among signs that may increase risk of recurrent attack

6/18/2012
Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk

Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/8/2012
Mental Health Woes Raise Odds for Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Study found that young people with psychiatric illness are more likely to be prescribed these drugs

6/6/2012
Financial Worries Add to Cancer Patients' Burden

Caregivers also affected by concerns over bills, possible bankruptcy, study finds

5/29/2012
Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/22/2012
Spider-Phobes May Get Quick Relief

Single therapy session produced significant benefits, study says

5/18/2012
Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry

Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

5/18/2012
Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions

And this psychological component may make it harder to control the blood-sugar disorder, experts say

4/30/2012
Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis

Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

4/30/2012
Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids

More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

4/28/2012
Taking Away Car Keys Can Be Tough for Older Drivers

For some, the end of driving triggers depression, anxiety, loneliness, expert says

4/18/2012
Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study

Tendency to worry may have evolved along with intelligence in humans, researchers say

4/17/2012
Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies' Sleep

Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests

4/6/2012
Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats

Small study finds feeling anxious heightens the ability to detect potentially threatening odors

4/5/2012
Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors

But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/22/2012
Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems

Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

3/19/2012
Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes

Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

3/16/2012
Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days

Those with more bothersome symptoms are less productive at work, study finds

3/8/2012
People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds

Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

3/8/2012
U.S. Army Suicides Rising Sharply, Study Finds

Service in Iraq and Afghanistan appears to be the cause of increasing mental-health problems

3/6/2012
Narcotic Painkillers Another Threat to Traumatized War Vets: Study

Those with mental health issues more likely to be prescribed highly addictive meds, research shows

3/5/2012
Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought

Psychiatric changes persist after period starts for women with condition known as PMDD, study says

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/24/2012
Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: Study

Warped perception of size of feared objects may foster avoidance

2/22/2012
Laughing in the Face of Dental Fear May Ease Worries

For those who hate going to the dentist, thinking positively, joking with dental staff relieved stress, studies say

1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/19/2012
1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report

But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say

1/12/2012
Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study

Responses were positive, supportive when adolescents went online with social problems

1/12/2012
Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients

Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

1/9/2012
Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds

Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

1/3/2012
Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically

Study found some depression, anxiety in those with congenital disfigurement

12/29/2011
Music May Help Ease Pain for Anxious People

By engaging the mind, melodies compete with pain pathways, researchers say

12/29/2011
Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade

And that can cause people to feel isolated, afraid -- and even forgo treatments

12/22/2011
Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

12/7/2011
Medicaid Spending for Depression Rose in Past Decade

Improvements in quality of care less impressive, study found

11/27/2011
Surviving Holiday Parties When You Have Social Anxiety

Psychologist offers tips on making a good impression

11/25/2011
Racism's Mental Toll May Explain Some Health Disparities

Psychological responses to racism among U.S. blacks similar to those associated with trauma, study finds

11/22/2011
Meditation Can 'Turn Off' Regions of the Brain

Brain imaging shows experienced meditators can prevent their minds from wandering

11/16/2011
Gene Linked to Separation Anxiety

Researchers studied children with two rare genetic disorders

11/11/2011
Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Turn Off Anxious Viewers

Neurotic smokers more likely to avoid messages about health threats, study says

10/24/2011
BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

10/20/2011
Afraid to Do the Math?

Study suggests it's negative emotions, not lack of skill, that cause some to struggle

10/19/2011
Long-Term Unemployment Can Tax Mental Health

Even in resilient people, six months' unemployment has psychological impact, research shows

10/18/2011
Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide

Stress linked to the disaster is probable culprit, researchers say

10/17/2011
Social Phobia in Teens Goes Beyond Shyness

Survey results negate common beliefs about this disabling condition