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Meta-Analysis: Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

Meta-Analysis: Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

The investigators examined the relationship between anxiety and cardiovascular mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.

Study Links "Neuroflexibility" of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex With Stress Resilience

Study Links "Neuroflexibility" of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex With Stress Resilience

Researchers investigate the neural processes involved in coping during stress.

Anti-Anxiety Medication May Decrease Empathy In Rats

Anti-Anxiety Medication May Decrease Empathy In Rats

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.

Hatha Yoga Shows Promise for Treating Anxiety

Hatha Yoga Shows Promise for Treating Anxiety

Meta-analysis indicates Hatha yoga is effective in reducing anxiety.

Gene's Role May Inform Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Gene's Role May Inform Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Conditional deletion of the Cav1.2 gene in the forebrain causes deficits in hippocampal neurogenesis.

Catastrophizing Not Simply a Ploy for Attention

Catastrophizing Not Simply a Ploy for Attention

Research suggests that solicitousness is a side effect of catastrophizing, but is not the main goal.

CBT Plus Motivational Interviewing: A Superior Anxiety Treatment?

CBT Plus Motivational Interviewing: A Superior Anxiety Treatment?

Recent studies have explored various adaptations to CBT with the aim of improving response rates in treating anxiety.

High Rates of Anxiety in Adolescence Linked to Genetic Variation

High Rates of Anxiety in Adolescence Linked to Genetic Variation

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.

Mobile Phone Addiction in Students Linked to Anxiety, Depression

Mobile Phone Addiction in Students Linked to Anxiety, Depression

Students with self-described addictive behaviors toward smartphones or the Internet scored higher on anxiety and depression scales.

Chronic Stress Impacts Immune System, Inhibits Memory

Chronic Stress Impacts Immune System, Inhibits Memory

Mice repeatedly exposed to an aggressive intruder had a difficult time remembering locations in a previously mastered maze.

Using Marijuana Doesn't Boost Anxiety, Mood Disorders Risk

Using Marijuana Doesn't Boost Anxiety, Mood Disorders Risk

Smoking pot, however, is significantly associated with any substance use, alcohol use, drug use disorders.

Chickens Reveal Genetic Links to Anxiety

Chickens Reveal Genetic Links to Anxiety

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 Examined as Potential Anxiety, Depression Treatment

Oxytocin Examined as Potential Anxiety, Depression Treatment

Oxytocin increased male mice's motivation for social interaction, though in stressed female mice, oxytocin had no effect.

Dads Also Face Anxiety, Depression Risks With New Baby

Dads Also Face Anxiety, Depression Risks With New Baby

Around 10% of men experience anxiety or depression before and after the birth of a child.

Media Coverage, Personal Anxiety Influence Facts During Disease Outbreak

Media Coverage, Personal Anxiety Influence Facts During Disease Outbreak

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.

High-Fat Diet May Lead to Depression, Anxiety

High-Fat Diet May Lead to Depression, Anxiety

When mice were taken off of a high-fat diet, however, anxiety symptoms declined.

Family Intervention Can Reduce Anxiety in Parents, Children

Family Intervention Can Reduce Anxiety in Parents, Children

Children of at least one parent with anxiety reported less anxiety after an therapist-led family intervention program.

Testosterone Aids Those With Social Anxiety

Testosterone Aids Those With Social Anxiety

After receiving a dose of testosterone, participants with social anxiety disorder were less likely to avoid eye contact.

Anxiety, Depression Higher in Those From Middle of Social Hierarchy

Anxiety, Depression Higher in Those From Middle of Social Hierarchy

Almost twice the number of supervisors and managers were found to suffer from anxiety than less skilled workers.

Brain Scans May Predict Efficacy of CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

Brain Scans May Predict Efficacy of CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

Connectivity between certain regions of the brain seen on scans may be able to predictive whether CBT will benefit an individual patient.

CBT Via Phone Helps Seniors With Anxiety

CBT Via Phone Helps Seniors With Anxiety

There was a significant decline in worry severity and in anxiety symptoms, depression at four-month follow-up in the phone CBT group.

Acts of Kindness As Therapy for Social Anxiety

Acts of Kindness As Therapy for Social Anxiety

Undergraduate students with social anxiety who engaged in acts of kindness had the largest drop in the desire to avoid social interactions.

New Spectrum Condition Linked to Panic Disorder Proposed

New Spectrum Condition Linked to Panic Disorder Proposed

A new spectrum disorder, known by the acronym ALPIM, associates panic disorder with several physical illnesses.

Brain Scans Indicate Anxiety, Depression May Be Hereditary

Brain Scans Indicate Anxiety, Depression May Be Hereditary

Overactivity in three regions of the brain are inherited by children from their parents, possibly upping the risk of anxiety and depression.

FDA Issues Warning About Counterfeit Benzodiazepine Sold Online

FDA Issues Warning About Counterfeit Benzodiazepine Sold Online

WHO identifies over 700 adverse event reports from Africa of patients taking what they thought was diazepam but was actually haloperidol.

Many Bipolar Patients Likely to Develop Anxiety Disorders

Many Bipolar Patients Likely to Develop Anxiety Disorders

Meta-analysis finds that 45% of patients with bipolar disorder will develop an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.

Antidepressant Vilazodone Shows Efficacy As Anxiety Treatment

Antidepressant Vilazodone Shows Efficacy As Anxiety Treatment

GAD patients who took the antidepressant vilazodone (Viibryd) reported a significant decline in anxiety symptoms after eight weeks.

Sitting Too Much Can Raise Anxiety Risk

Sitting Too Much Can Raise Anxiety Risk

Review of studies found a correlation between the longer people sat daily and a higher likelihood of anxiety.

Excessive Serotonin in Brain Linked to Social Anxiety Disorder

Excessive Serotonin in Brain Linked to Social Anxiety Disorder

Brain scans found those with social anxiety produced an abundance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the amygdala.

Can Fermented Foods Protect Against Social Anxiety?

Can Fermented Foods Protect Against Social Anxiety?

People who consumed a lot of fermented foods had fewer symptoms of social anxiety in those with high neuroticism.

Less Than Half of Men With Depression or Anxiety Get Treatment

Less Than Half of Men With Depression or Anxiety Get Treatment

Data from the CDC indicates that younger black and Hispanic men are less likely to seek mental health treatment than white counterparts.

Anxiety is Top Mental Health Issue Among College Students

Anxiety is Top Mental Health Issue Among College Students

Survey of more than 100,000 students finds that more than 55% of them sought counseling for anxiety, closely followed by depression.

Anxiety Disorders Among U.S. Workers

Anxiety Disorders Among U.S. Workers

Overall, 5.7% of American adults, or 13 million people, suffered from an anxiety disorder in the past year, according to SAMHSA.

Parental Anxiety Can Pass On to Children

Parental Anxiety Can Pass On to Children

Study of parents who are twins finds that family environment may influence anxiety in children more than genetic factors.

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Linked to Anxiety in Offspring

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Linked to Anxiety in Offspring

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in the womb showed more anxiety symptoms than unexposed siblings.

Hot Yoga Relieves Anxiety, Depression in At-Risk Women

Hot Yoga Relieves Anxiety, Depression in At-Risk Women

Women who participated in twice weekly Bikram yoga classes reported less anxiety and stress than others who didn't take yoga.

Efficacy of Antidepressants in Treating Anxiety Disorders Questioned

Efficacy of Antidepressants in Treating Anxiety Disorders Questioned

Research finds many studies supporting the medications suffer from reporting bias and their efficacy may be overstated.

High Anxiety May Be Linked to Air Pollution

High Anxiety May Be Linked to Air Pollution

Study of women found their risk of anxiety symptoms increased along with their exposure to fine particle pollution.

Gene Discovered That May Play Role in Anxiety, Schizophrenia

Gene Discovered That May Play Role in Anxiety, Schizophrenia

The gene, Gomafu, is thought to act as a surveillance system for the brain, allowing it to respond to environmental changes.

Smoking Linked to Anxiety and Depression

Smoking Linked to Anxiety and Depression

Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than non-smokers.

Anxiety Can Speed Up The Aging Process

Anxiety Can Speed Up The Aging Process

However, getting treatment for anxiety appears to help stop the premature aging process.

Brain Marker Can Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Advance

Brain Marker Can Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Advance

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.

Social Media Does Not Directly Raise Stress

Social Media Does Not Directly Raise Stress

However, "the cost of caring" may increase users' stress levels.

Moderate Social Media Use Reduces Women's Stress Levels

Moderate Social Media Use Reduces Women's Stress Levels

A survey found that using social media reduced stress in women but not in men.

Smartphone Separation Can Cause Anxiety, Weaken Cognitive Function

Smartphone Separation Can Cause Anxiety, Weaken Cognitive Function

People feel more anxiety and perform worse on cognitive tasks when separated from their iPhones.

'Good' Bacteria in the Gut May Alleviate Anxiety

'Good' Bacteria in the Gut May Alleviate Anxiety

Healthy people who took probiotic supplements reported paying more attention to positive, rather than negative, thoughts.

Brain Variations Can Predict Effectiveness of OCD Treatment

Brain Variations Can Predict Effectiveness of OCD Treatment

Patients' response to neurosurgical treatment for refractory OCD is influenced by their brain's gray matter and connectivity.

SSRI Exposure During Pregnancy Influences Offspring Anxiety

SSRI Exposure During Pregnancy Influences Offspring Anxiety

Mice born to mothers who had taken the antidepressant escitalopram less anxious as adults than those given fluoxetine.

Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Anxiety, Depression

Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Anxiety, Depression

Participants given 20 minutes of electrical stimulation in the brain's prefrontal cortex performed better on a task involving cognitive retraining.

Anxiety May Result From Deficit of 'Off Switch' Neurotransmitter

Anxiety May Result From Deficit of 'Off Switch' Neurotransmitter

Deficits in neuropeptide Y receptors could affect the brain's amygdala, which regulates the body's reaction to stress, impacting fear and anxiety.

Mindfulness As Effective As CBT for Anxiety, Depression

Mindfulness As Effective As CBT for Anxiety, Depression

Mindfulness, which is based on meditation, as effective as cognitive-behavioral therapy in improving anxiety and depression symptoms.

Distorted View of Relationships Behind Social Anxiety Disorder

Distorted View of Relationships Behind Social Anxiety Disorder

People with social anxiety disorder tend to have negative perceptions of friendships they already have.

LSD Investigated As an Anxiety Treatment

LSD Investigated As an Anxiety Treatment

Patients with terminal cancer saw their anxiety ease after taking a moderate amount of LSD, with no lasting adverse effects.

'Stop and Frisk' Raises Anxiety Levels

'Stop and Frisk' Raises Anxiety Levels

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.

Mental Stress Affects Men and Women Differently

Mental Stress Affects Men and Women Differently

Stress impacts cardiovascular measures in different ways in men and women.

CBT Better Than Medication For Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

CBT Better Than Medication For Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

Meta-analysis finds cognitive-behavioral therapy best type of psychotherapy in treating SAD, and more efficacious than using drugs.

New Guideline for Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat OCD

New Guideline for Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat OCD

Timeframe for improvement in obsessive-compulsive disorder with DBS, however, is unclear.

New Method for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

New Method for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

New book emphasizes that patients with the disorder develop the capacity for restraint and pause before acting on impulse.

Smartphone Reliance Can Breed Anxiety

Smartphone Reliance Can Breed Anxiety

Keeping sensitive data on smartphones can lead to anxiety if the devices are lost, though security measures are available to avert this.

Exercise, Yoga Can Help Alleviate Social Anxiety

Exercise, Yoga Can Help Alleviate Social Anxiety

After exercise, study participants who initially saw a figure as threatening no longer felt that way.

Psychodynamic, CBT Show Long-Term Efficacy for SAD

Psychodynamic, CBT Show Long-Term Efficacy for SAD

Both types of psychotherapies were effective in treating social anxiety disorder at two-year follow-up.

PTSD Increases Preterm Birth Risk

PTSD Increases Preterm Birth Risk

PTSD risk in pregnant women appears to be independent of antidepressant and benzodiazepine use.

ARBs may reduce PTSD symptoms

ARBs may reduce PTSD symptoms

Losartan enhanced the extinction of fear memory in an animal study, suggesting it may be a beneficial therapy for PTSD patients.

FDA grants IND for sublingual cyclobenzaprine to treat PTSD

FDA grants IND for sublingual cyclobenzaprine to treat PTSD

The clearance of this IND represents an important milestone for the company and for the estimated eight million US adults with PTSD,

Significant Posttraumatic Stress in Youths After Boston Marathon

Significant Posttraumatic Stress in Youths After Boston Marathon

Kids affected not only by the attack itself but also by the subsequent manhunt.

Bipolar Remission Less Likely with Anxiety, OCD

Bipolar Remission Less Likely with Anxiety, OCD

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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