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Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder

December 2nd, 2013
Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder New research from Spain suggests that the gene NTRK3 may be a factor in panic disorder, which is often accompanied by other conditions such as depression or ...

Watching Others Can Help Ease a Phobia

September 17th, 2013
Watching Others Can Help Ease a PhobiaPhobias, although common, are sometimes difficult to treat. People are just as likely to avoid the feared object than they are to proactively treat their irrational anxiety surrounding ...

CBT Psychotherapy Best For Anxiety Disorders

June 28th, 2012
CBT Psychotherapy Best For Anxiety DisordersA University of Houston researcher has found that patients suffering from anxiety disorders showed the most improvement when treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ...

Subtle Signs Warn of Panic Attacks in Advance

July 29th, 2011
Subtle Signs of Unexpected Panic Attacks  New research discovers that panic attacks do not strike without warning – a finding contrary to common beliefs – but start subtly ...

May is Mental Health Month

May 14th, 2011
May is Mental Health MonthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for people to learn more about mental health conditions and seek out help for them. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental ...

Anxious Patients May Magnify Symptoms

November 14th, 2008
Anxious Patients May Magnify SymptomsAmong individuals living with an anxiety disorder, people often experience physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, irregular breathing, shaking of the hands and muscular tension. According to a new study, the perceived magnitude of ...

Therapy More Effective than Medication for Kids with Social Phobia

December 28th, 2007
girlsA NIMH-funded research study discovers a behavioral therapy program designed to treat children diagnosed with social phobia helped them overcome more of their symptoms than the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac). The study is published in the December 2007 issue ...

Sexual Disorder Associated With Mental Distress

November 19th, 2007
womanA new study suggests women suffering from Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD), a condition marked by unprovoked, intrusive and persistent sensations of genital arousal that are unrelieved by one or several orgasms, are likely to experience a variety ...

Link Between Asthma and Depression

November 7th, 2007
Asthma InhalerResearchers discover young people with asthma are about twice as likely to suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders as are children without asthma. The finding is the first to link the respiratory disorder with depression and anxiety. ...

New Insights on Behavioral Control

October 11th, 2007
Why is it so difficult for humans to 'just say no' to temptations leading to drug abuse, obesity and crime? A new study offers an account of what is happening in the brain when our vices get the better of us. According to ...

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