Anxiety News

iPhone Separation Linked to Anxiety, Poor Cognitive Performance

January 10th, 2015
New research has found that cell phone separation can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests. Researchers at the University of Missouri say their findings suggest that iPhone users should avoid parting with their phones ...

Withdrawal or Expecting Lover to Read Your Mind Harms Relationship

January 9th, 2015
A new study finds that when we expect our partner to be a mind reader about what they have done to upset us; or when we withdraw during a conflict, the disengagement can negatively affect the relationship. Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Substance Abuse in the Elderly

January 8th, 2015
Substance abuse issues among the elderly represent a growing public health concern. Researchers say that close to three million Americans aged 55 and older suffer from alcohol abuse -- and this figure is expected to reach nearly six million by 2020. Moreover, the rate ...

Depressed Thoughts Hinder Memory/Concentration

January 8th, 2015
A new study provides empirical proof that a depressive mood accompanied by depressive thoughts can impede concentration and memory. Although it is accepted that the day-to-day burden from depression greatly affects job performance and personal relationships, the new research is the first to ...

Hunt for Depression Genes Presses On Despite Slow Start

January 8th, 2015
Despite the unraveling of the human genome and genomewide analysis techniques, it continues to be difficult to identify genetic factors affecting risk for depression. Nevertheless, researchers believe depression is heritable and that larger studies are necessary to help to solve the puzzle. These ...

Posting of Selfies May Suggest Personality Issues

January 7th, 2015
A new study does not paint a pretty picture for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Ohio State University researchers found that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher ...

Mouse Study IDs Protein Driving Circadian Rhythms

January 4th, 2015
A new study has found that a certain protein helps regulate the internal clock of mice, a finding that eventually may aid in the treatment of a number of disorders. For the study, published in Nature Communications, a research team led by Thomas ...

Economic Uncertainty Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

January 3rd, 2015
A new study has found a link between poor diabetes control and a patient’s difficulty in paying for food and medication. For their study, researchers led by Seth A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston set out to determine the ...

Mental Illness Linked to Perception of Power

January 1st, 2015
There are higher concentrations of people with mental illness at both ends of the perceived power spectrum; in those who feel supremely powerful and in those who feel totally helpless, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that ...

Self-Reporting Brain Monitor Helps Track Dementia

December 30th, 2014
A new study has found that a patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor, which measures cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms, is user-friendly, reliable and sensitive to changes in symptoms. The Healthy Aging Brain Center Monitor measures 27 items on ...