By studying young monkeys, scientists have identified the first of what they believe to be many brain molecules with a causal role in anxiety.
Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.
Many things can cause tingling sensations in the head, from respiratory infections to multiple sclerosis. Read about these and more causes in this article.
Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details.
Burnout is a common occurrence among modern day workers. But what is it, why does it happen, and how can we overcome it? This Spotlight feature explores.
A surprising new study finds that the false alarm of a missile strike issued a year ago in Hawaii benefited people with high day-to-day anxiety.
Comparing the effects of sedatives with those of soothing music in people with preoperative anxiety suggests that the latter could replace the former.
Previous research has shown that some natural supplements — including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and herbal remedies such as valerian and chamomile — can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. We explore the evidence for these supplements here.
A person may wake up with anxiety due to an underlying psychological condition, a chronic health issue, or a more temporary cause. Counseling and coping strategies can often help improve symptoms. Learn more about waking up with anxiety here.
A tingling sensation on the scalp, called paresthesia, can arise for many reasons, including nerve issues, anxiety, infections, hair loss, and skin irritation. Not all types of paresthesia are unpleasant. Learn more here.
New research examines the fluctuations in levels of the stress hormone cortisol both before and after interacting with dogs and cats.
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them.
Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn more here.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here.
Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here.
New research suggests that we should pay more attention to a surprising link: that between poor social bonds and the presence of bone loss in older women.
What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.
Sertraline, which goes by the brand name Zoloft, is a common antidepressant. This article provides an overview of sertraline, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and interactions.
When a person survives a traumatic event that other people did not, they may experience feelings of guilt. Survivor's guilt is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tips for coping with survivor's guilt include connecting with others and practicing mindfulness. Learn more here.
Possible causes of cold fingers include anemia, medication side effects, and psychological conditions, such as stress. Treating the underlying cause can often resolve this symptom. Learn more here.
If you are stressed, worried or nervous, the distinction between anxiety disorders and "normal" anxiety is not always very clear. Everyone gets stressed and anxious from time to time from situations such as public speaking or having financial worries. However, for some people, this stress and anxiety becomes so forceful it can take over their lives. Anxiety comes in many different forms - panic attacks, phobia, and social anxiety. Although these symptoms can cause an overwhelming feeling of fear, apprehension and panic, there are several methods of relief that can work for you.Subscribe to Anxiety-Panic feed