How do antidepressants trigger fear and anxiety?

More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression, anxiety and related conditions, but these drugs have a common and mysterious side effect: they can worsen ...

Aug 26

Categories: Anxiety, Depression


Mindfulness for Children May Prevent Anxiety and Mental Illness

A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) explores how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques such as meditation, quiet reflection, and facilitator-led discussion, may serve as an adjunct to pharmacological ...

Aug 3

Categories: Anxiety, Mindfulness


The Seeds of Depression And Anxiety Could Lie In This Room

Creating a perfect storm of negative emotions.

Jul 26

Categories: Anxiety, Depression


Dear Friends: Why My Anxiety Ruined Our Relationships

I want you to know that I started psychotherapy and am now seeing a therapist every week. Through my therapy sessions, we have started to uncover that I have General Anxiety Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder.

Jul 22

Categories: Anxiety, Ending a relationship issues, Friendships


The 2 Big Beliefs Linked to Anxiety

Worries and fears and stress, oh my! This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals the two big beliefs that light up anxiety, plus how to pull the plug

Jul 21

Categories: Anxiety


Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to ...

Jun 21

Categories: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...


Do Depressed and Anxious People Ruminate And Worry?

Research on depression and anxiety has looked at many factors underlying these disorders. One important factor that has emerged in many studies is rumination.

Jun 17

Categories: Anxiety, Depression


Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we shouldn't feel, something that can be medicated away. And while medications can be life-saving and ...

Jun 8

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management


Anxiety disorders 'most common among women and young adults'

A new review of research into anxiety disorders has reported that women and adults under the age of 35 are more likely to experience anxiety than other groups.

Jun 7

Categories: Anxiety, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues


How Weighted Blankets Are Helping People With Anxiety

Stress, anxiety, and insomnia affect millions of people worldwide, and to alleviate the symptoms, there are a variety of routes one can take, including the ever-popular pharmaceutical pills. But as our world continues to break through the madness of ...

May 26

Categories: Anxiety


Seven subtle signs of anxiety.

It can be difficult to tell when someone is suffering from anxiety. Frequently people try to hide any mental health problems they are experiencing as they don’t want others to see their weakness and fear that they will be misunderstood. Here are ...

May 12

Categories: Anxiety


Blending therapies improves treatment of severe anxiety

Integrating motivational interviewing techniques into the commonly practiced cognitive behavioral therapy might be more helpful.

Mar 23

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Genetics of therapy for children's anxiety

A new study of children with anxiety disorders suggests that response to CBT is influenced by many genetic variants of small effect - rather than any individual gene.

Mar 18

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Made a bad decision? Perhaps anxiety is to blame

Scientists have discovered a mechanism for how anxiety may disrupt decision making.

Mar 16

Categories: Anxiety


Middle-aged trauma patients with preexisting psychological illness ...

Middle-aged adults with psychological illness such as anxiety and depression are more likely to have longer hospital stays and rehabilitation following trauma affecting bones and muscles.

Mar 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues