Anxiety in the News

Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

04/18/2014 - Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

04/16/2014 - But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

04/14/2014 - But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

04/14/2014 - But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

04/11/2014 - Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

04/10/2014 - The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds

04/08/2014 - One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

04/04/2014 - Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

Could Reducing Stress Help Bring On a Migraine?

04/01/2014 - Small study suggests shifting hormone levels may have an impact, researcher says

More Than 1 Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans: Report

04/01/2014 - Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say

Computer Program Spots 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

04/01/2014 - Identifying these universal expressions might help scientists better map emotions in brain

Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Rise in Heart Attacks

03/31/2014 - Michigan hospitals had more related admissions the next Monday, researchers found

Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

03/28/2014 - Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

Depressed Diabetics May Face Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

03/27/2014 - Study suggests connection is more about physical changes than patients' self-care

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

03/27/2014 - Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients

03/26/2014 - Small French study saw improvement in people's mood, quality of life

Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

03/26/2014 - Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

Scientists Spot Another Group of Genes That May Raise Depression Risk

03/25/2014 - But it's not clear if there's a direct connection, and other genes also likely play a role, experts say

Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

03/25/2014 - Distraction technique keeps patients' discomfort at bay, study suggests

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder

03/25/2014 - Approach may further understanding of this mental illness


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More than 18 percent of American adults have some form of anxiety disorder-the most common mental illness in the United States.