Agoraphobia News

Panic Attacks Increase Risk in Older Women

October 3rd, 2007
womanA new report suggests older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke within the next five years. The risk of death also increases during the ...

Brain Response to Anxiety

May 30th, 2007
Anxiety disorders are a common psychiatric condition with nearly a dozen different disorders classified in medical literature. New research finds differing patterns of brain activity associated with each of two types of anxiety: anxious apprehension (verbal rumination, worry) and anxious arousal (intense ...

Meds or CBT for Panic Disorder

May 28th, 2007
Why a pharmaceutical approach helps some individuals with a mental health disorder, yet fails to help others, is a salient research question. A group of Dutch investigators describe individual characteristics which may predict the efficacy of a pharmaceutical verse ...

Anxiety/Mood Disorders Link

May 10th, 2007
New research suggests Americans living with depression or bipolar disorders are also likely to have significant problems with anxiety. Often the conditions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, receive inadequate care compromising quality of life. An online survey of nearly 800 people with depression ...

Mental Health is Underserved

March 27th, 2007
A recently published study shows that nearly 30 percent of the general population would benefit from mental health care; however, only 10 percent of the population actually receives help. According to study authors, this was the first large-scale assessment of the general ...

Blood Test for Panic Disorder

March 6th, 2007
The ability to predict or test for certain behavioral and mental conditions appears to be on the doorstep of the rapidly evolving ring of medical genetics. University of Iowa researchers say blood tests for panic disorder and other mental health conditions are ...

Panic Attacks Hinder Diabetics

November 17th, 2006
Psychosocial issues accompanying the diagnosis of diabetes may compromise an individual's ability to manage the disease leading to more severe health complications and a poorer quality of life. Early identification and treatment of psychological issues such as panic disorder, depression, anxiety and ...

Anxiety Linked to Physical Maladies

October 24th, 2006
Individuals with anxiety disorders are more likely to experience a physical illness, according to researchers reviewing data from a two-year survey of adult Germans. For most individuals the anxiety disorder precedes the physical condition. Although the mechanism by which the association occurs ...

Anxiety More Common in Women

October 6th, 2006
Gender does appear to play a role for certain types of anxiety disorders and phobias, finds a new report from Harvard Medical School. "Coping with Anxiety and Phobias" is a publication that examines hormonal and biological factors, as well as differences in ...

Adult Health Influenced by Childhood Isolation

August 8th, 2006
Researchers have known that adults who lack social support are at higher risk for coronary artery disease and have a poorer prognosis once they develop the condition. Now, a new study suggests social isolation during childhood can also increase the chance for ...