Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

One-third of women with ADHD have anxiety disorders, almost half have considered suicide






Toronto, ON – Women with ADHD are much more likely to have a wide range of mental and physical health problems in comparison to women without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. “The … Continue reading






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The Warning Signs of Mental Illness and Addiction






Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The National Institute of Mental Health says one in five adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder, affecting more than 43 million people in a given year, an issue highlighted recently by the publicized struggles … Continue reading






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Cancer-Treating Drugs May Help Reduce Alcoholism-Related Anxiety






Newswise — Epigenetics is the study of changes in organisms caused by modifying gene expression – by alcohol, for example – rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. Recent evidence suggests that alcohol can inhibit activity of an enzyme … Continue reading






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Mouse brains manipulated via electrical circuits and drugs






DURHAM, N.C. — By combining super-fine electrodes and tiny amounts of a very specific drug, Duke University researchers have singled out a circuit in mouse brains and taken control of it to dial an animal’s mood up and down. Stress-susceptible … Continue reading






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Intrusive Parents May Lead Children to Be Overly Self-Critical






Newswise — Parents may have high expectations of their children’s academic performance and some may demonstrate this by urging the child to achieve good grades, while others may over-react when the child makes mistakes. However, parents should be mindful of … Continue reading






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Those living near peace lines more likely to have poor mental health






People living close to peace lines in Northern Ireland have worse mental health than the rest of the population, according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast. The study conducted by researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Public Health at … Continue reading






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Asthma Symptoms Linked to Increased Stress, Anxiety Levels in Teens






Newswise — DETROIT – A Henry Ford Hospital study has found that common asthma symptoms like waking up in the middle of the night and shortness of breath are associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety in teens with … Continue reading






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Anxiety may influence a woman’s heart during exercise






(Reuters Health) – In women, blood flow to the heart during exercise testing may be influenced by anxiety, while the same does not appear to be true for men, according to results reported in the annual women’s themed issue of … Continue reading






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People with anxiety see the world differently






People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 3. They aren’t simply making the choice to “play it safe.” The new study shows that people diagnosed … Continue reading






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Mobile device addiction linked to depression and anxiety






CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students. The study … Continue reading






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Overdose Deaths From Common Sedatives Such As Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin Have Surged, New Study Finds






Newswise — February 18, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Headlines about America’s worsening drug epidemic have focused on deaths from opioids—heroin and prescription painkillers such as OxyContin. But overdose deaths have also soared among the millions of Americans using benzodiazepine drugs, a class of … Continue reading






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Before surgery, photographs and music lessen patients’ anxiety






A new study found that viewing photographs combined with listening to music can less patients’ anxiety before surgical operations and improve their physical and psychological well-being. Listening to music while viewing photographs led to benefits related to anxiety, heart and … Continue reading






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Breast cancer biopsy pain, anxiety and fatigue eased by meditation






DURHAM, N.C. — Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser extent. The researchers note that adopting … Continue reading






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Anxiety disorder 3X more likely among older adults with COPD






Toronto, ON – The prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for adults aged 50 and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much higher compared to older adults without COPD (5.8% vs 1.7%), according to a new study … Continue reading






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Young adults needlessly anxious about their ideal weight






According to a new study at the University of Helsinki, having a personal “ideal weight” does not aid weight loss. Most young women and nearly half of young men aged 24 would like to weigh less than they do. A … Continue reading






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What Feeling Well Actually Means






In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Giovanni fava (Italy) and Per Bech (Denmark) analyze the clinical meaning of feeling well, which is indicated by the Greek word of euthymia. In clinical settings, when a patient no longer meets … Continue reading






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Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out






Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night? Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of … Continue reading






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Repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy multiplies by 7 the risk of psychosis






50 pairs of siblings (one of them suffered psychosis while the other didn’t) participated in this research, published in the renowned Journal of Psychiatric Research magazine A research carried out with participation of the University of Granada (UGR) proves that … Continue reading






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Neuroticism predicts anxiety and depression disorders






EVANSTON, Ill. — A new Northwestern University and UCLA study has found for the first time that young people who are high on the personality trait of neuroticism are highly likely to develop both anxiety and depression disorders. “Neuroticism was … Continue reading






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Chronic stress and anxiety can damage the brain






Toronto, Canada – A scientific review paper warns that people need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia. Led by the Rotman … Continue reading






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The 4 Things Your Friend With Anxiety Is Too Worried to Tell You






Anxiety disorders take many guises; they affect about one in 20 of us (Mental Health Foundation). For many of us, anxiety becomes a slightly uncomfortable part of the fabric of day to day life. Whilst we might be seeking treatment … Continue reading






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Social anxiety is highly heritable but is affected by environment






Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality disorders from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. “The results show a surprisingly … Continue reading






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Anxiety can impact people’s walking direction






People experiencing anxiety and inhibition have more activity in the right side of the brain, causing them to walk in a leftward trajectory. New research led by Dr Mario Weick of the School of Psychology at the University of Kent … Continue reading






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Lifestyle and Psychological Disorders Linked






PLoS One. 2016 Jan 15;11(1):e0146888. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146888. Combined Healthy Lifestyle Is Inversely Associated with Psychological Disorders among Adults Saneei P1,2,3, Esmaillzadeh A1,3,4, Hassanzadeh Keshteli A5,6, Reza Roohafza H7, Afshar H7, Feizi A6,8, Adibi P6. Author information 1Food Security Research Center, … Continue reading






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Why Americans are anxious, despite a low ‘misery index’






When Dennis Lees was growing up in Ireland in the 1970s, he learned to live on a shoestring budget. His parents were often unemployed, and there weren’t many opportunities available in their rural corner of a country that was struggling … Continue reading






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