Anxiety News

Many Insecure Folks Seek Facebook Feedback

February 10th, 2015
New research suggests Facebook is a busy venue for those who are generally insecure in their relationships. Investigators found insecure people are often very active on the social media site, frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something, in hopes of ...

Brain Marker May Predict Later Stress-Related Depression

February 7th, 2015
Monitoring activity in the amygdala -- the part of the brain that detects and responds to danger -- can help determine who will become depressed or anxious in response to stressful life events, according to a new study. More importantly, the research could lead ...

Modern Families Challenge Stepfathers’ Mental Health

February 6th, 2015
New research suggests the complexity of raising a modern family can increase the risk of depression in mothers and fathers. New parental roles -- be it biological, stepparent, cohabitating, or non-cohabitating -- place new forms of stress on parents. Scholars at Brigham ...

Stress Influences the Perception of Pain

February 6th, 2015
New research finds that acute psychosocial stress dramatically reduces the body's ability to control pain. Tel Aviv University researchers applied acute stress tests on a large group of healthy young male adults to evaluate the behavior of the body's pain management systems prior ...

Religion Can Help Women Cope With Sexual Assault

February 5th, 2015
Many college women who have been sexually abused not only fear their attackers or those similar to them, but often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted. A new Baylor University study suggests religion can help victims cope with the emotional fallout. The study is published ...

Envy on Facebook May Trigger Depression

February 4th, 2015
In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users. Margaret Duffy, Ph.D., a professor and chair of strategic communication ...

Insomnia Therapy Can Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Veterans

February 3rd, 2015
A new study highlights the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy targeting insomnia among veterans. Research findings show that suicidal ideation decreased by 33 percent after a maximum of six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Moreover, in addition to improving insomnia and ...

Same-Sex Couples Face Unique Health Stress

February 2nd, 2015
Stress is a response to a stimulus that interrupts our physical or mental equilibrium. While acute stress may be helpful, chronic stress can have a detrimental impact on health. Traditional views of stress have often focused on the worries of an individual: money, ...

Innovative Methods to Relieve Stress during Surgery

February 2nd, 2015
As more surgeries are being performed with regional or local anesthesia, being conscious during a procedure is often associated with generalized anxiety and maybe pain. New research from the U.K. has discovered that simple distraction techniques, such as talking to a nurse, watching ...

Diet, Nutrition Closely Linked to Mental Health

February 2nd, 2015
It’s extremely important that experts in the fields of psychiatry and public health recognize the undeniable link between mental health and diet and nutrition, say leading academics in a new paper published in the The Lancet Psychiatry. Research has overwhelmingly confirmed the relationship ...