Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is highly prevalent and is associated with a significant functional impairment.
The investigators examined the relationship between anxiety and cardiovascular mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.
Researchers investigate the neural processes involved in coping during stress.
Previous experiments indicated that empathy occurs in social lives of rats, and rodent behavioral models are now used to elucidate the mechanistic substrates of empathy.
Meta-analysis indicates Hatha yoga is effective in reducing anxiety.
Conditional deletion of the Cav1.2 gene in the forebrain causes deficits in hippocampal neurogenesis.
Research suggests that solicitousness is a side effect of catastrophizing, but is not the main goal.
Recent studies have explored various adaptations to CBT with the aim of improving response rates in treating anxiety.
These findings may eventually help with identifying the risk for anxiety disorders and with tailored treatments based on the biological state of the developing brain.
Students with self-described addictive behaviors toward smartphones or the Internet scored higher on anxiety and depression scales.
Mice repeatedly exposed to an aggressive intruder had a difficult time remembering locations in a previously mastered maze.
Smoking pot, however, is significantly associated with any substance use, alcohol use, drug use disorders.
Chicken genes are grouped into much smaller linkage blocks than mammalian genomes are, allowing researchers to pinpoint genome regions associated with a trait, such as anxious behavior.
Oxytocin increased male mice's motivation for social interaction, though in stressed female mice, oxytocin had no effect.
Around 10% of men experience anxiety or depression before and after the birth of a child.
Coverage of the event by the mass media as well as an individual's own anxiety levels influence what a person remembers about the disease.
When mice were taken off of a high-fat diet, however, anxiety symptoms declined.
Children of at least one parent with anxiety reported less anxiety after an therapist-led family intervention program.
After receiving a dose of testosterone, participants with social anxiety disorder were less likely to avoid eye contact.
Almost twice the number of supervisors and managers were found to suffer from anxiety than less skilled workers.
Connectivity between certain regions of the brain seen on scans may be able to predictive whether CBT will benefit an individual patient.
There was a significant decline in worry severity and in anxiety symptoms, depression at four-month follow-up in the phone CBT group.
Undergraduate students with social anxiety who engaged in acts of kindness had the largest drop in the desire to avoid social interactions.
A new spectrum disorder, known by the acronym ALPIM, associates panic disorder with several physical illnesses.
Overactivity in three regions of the brain are inherited by children from their parents, possibly upping the risk of anxiety and depression.
WHO identifies over 700 adverse event reports from Africa of patients taking what they thought was diazepam but was actually haloperidol.
Meta-analysis finds that 45% of patients with bipolar disorder will develop an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.
GAD patients who took the antidepressant vilazodone (Viibryd) reported a significant decline in anxiety symptoms after eight weeks.
Review of studies found a correlation between the longer people sat daily and a higher likelihood of anxiety.
Brain scans found those with social anxiety produced an abundance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the amygdala.
People who consumed a lot of fermented foods had fewer symptoms of social anxiety in those with high neuroticism.
Data from the CDC indicates that younger black and Hispanic men are less likely to seek mental health treatment than white counterparts.
Survey of more than 100,000 students finds that more than 55% of them sought counseling for anxiety, closely followed by depression.
Overall, 5.7% of American adults, or 13 million people, suffered from an anxiety disorder in the past year, according to SAMHSA.
Study of parents who are twins finds that family environment may influence anxiety in children more than genetic factors.
Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in the womb showed more anxiety symptoms than unexposed siblings.
Women who participated in twice weekly Bikram yoga classes reported less anxiety and stress than others who didn't take yoga.
Research finds many studies supporting the medications suffer from reporting bias and their efficacy may be overstated.
Study of women found their risk of anxiety symptoms increased along with their exposure to fine particle pollution.
The gene, Gomafu, is thought to act as a surveillance system for the brain, allowing it to respond to environmental changes.
Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than non-smokers.
However, getting treatment for anxiety appears to help stop the premature aging process.
Measuring the activity of the amygdala when people are shown images of angry or fearful faces can help predict who may suffer from anxiety or depression.
However, "the cost of caring" may increase users' stress levels.
A survey found that using social media reduced stress in women but not in men.
People feel more anxiety and perform worse on cognitive tasks when separated from their iPhones.
Healthy people who took probiotic supplements reported paying more attention to positive, rather than negative, thoughts.
Patients' response to neurosurgical treatment for refractory OCD is influenced by their brain's gray matter and connectivity.
Mice born to mothers who had taken the antidepressant escitalopram less anxious as adults than those given fluoxetine.
Participants given 20 minutes of electrical stimulation in the brain's prefrontal cortex performed better on a task involving cognitive retraining.
Deficits in neuropeptide Y receptors could affect the brain's amygdala, which regulates the body's reaction to stress, impacting fear and anxiety.
Mindfulness, which is based on meditation, as effective as cognitive-behavioral therapy in improving anxiety and depression symptoms.
People with social anxiety disorder tend to have negative perceptions of friendships they already have.
Patients with terminal cancer saw their anxiety ease after taking a moderate amount of LSD, with no lasting adverse effects.
Young men who have been stopped multiple times as part of the New York Police Department's "Stop and Frisk" program had high levels of anxiety.
Stress impacts cardiovascular measures in different ways in men and women.
Meta-analysis finds cognitive-behavioral therapy best type of psychotherapy in treating SAD, and more efficacious than using drugs.
Timeframe for improvement in obsessive-compulsive disorder with DBS, however, is unclear.
New book emphasizes that patients with the disorder develop the capacity for restraint and pause before acting on impulse.
Keeping sensitive data on smartphones can lead to anxiety if the devices are lost, though security measures are available to avert this.
After exercise, study participants who initially saw a figure as threatening no longer felt that way.
Both types of psychotherapies were effective in treating social anxiety disorder at two-year follow-up.
PTSD risk in pregnant women appears to be independent of antidepressant and benzodiazepine use.
Losartan enhanced the extinction of fear memory in an animal study, suggesting it may be a beneficial therapy for PTSD patients.
The clearance of this IND represents an important milestone for the company and for the estimated eight million US adults with PTSD,
Kids affected not only by the attack itself but also by the subsequent manhunt.
Patients that have any of these disorders had a significantly lower remission rate during the 2 year period of follow up than those who did not.
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