Category Archives: Human Behavior: Anxiety

Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety and Serotonin Transmission

Newswise — About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring … Continue reading

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Shorter commutes mean higher life satisfaction

The more time you spend getting to and from work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life, says a new Waterloo study. Published in World Leisure Journal, the research reveals exactly why commuting is such a contentment … Continue reading

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Waiting for Uncertain News Is Easier for Some People than for Others

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Waiting for uncertain news, such as the outcome of a job search or medical test, is easier for some people than others. For the first time, University of California, Riverside psychologists have identified when and for whom … Continue reading

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to compare group … Continue reading

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Anxiety can damage brain

Toronto, Canada – People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety. The findings were reported … Continue reading

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19 per cent of US adults have persistent pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. … Continue reading

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Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

Geneva, Switzerland – 19 October 2014: Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack (myocardial infarction; MI) than men, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania. Acute … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s: Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked

The researchers warn that unwarranted long-term use should be considered a public health concern. Dementia currently affects about 36 million people worldwide and this number is expected to double every 20 years, reaching 115 million by 2015. Although a increased … Continue reading

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Risky situations increase women’s anxiety, hurt their performance compared to men

SAN FRANCISCO — Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. “On the surface, … Continue reading

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10 natural ways to ease anxiety

By Julie Revelant Published August 02, 2014 FoxNews.com Your heart’s racing, you’re overwhelmed with worries, and you feel like you can’t catch your breath. You’re anxious— and you’re not the only one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Personality and Heart Attacks: A New Look

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has addressed the relationship between personality and heart attacks. Distressed (type D) personality (TDP), characterized by high negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI), along with depression, anxiety … Continue reading

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Chewing gum and the 9 other nervous habits that harm your health

Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons why nail-biting, hair-twirling, and other seemingly harmless habits can be … Continue reading

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The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders

This two-volume, state-of-the-art Handbook on the research and treatment of anxiety and related disorders is the most internationally and clinically oriented Handbook currently available, encompassing a broad network of researchers, from leading experts in the field to rising stars. The … Continue reading

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