Anxiety News

Quality of Parent-Infant Relationship Linked to Teen Anxiety

December 29th, 2014
The quality of parent-infant relationships can predict social anxiety in adolescence, according to a new study. Infants who are not securely attached to their parents often grow up to be inhibited children who develop anxiety problems, especially social anxiety, as they get older, ...

Study Links Suicide Risk with Insomnia, Alcohol Use

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that alcohol use is “significantly associated” with suicide risk among women. Further analysis also revealed that insomnia symptoms explained a significant proportion of the relationship between alcohol and suicide risk among women. For men, there was no direct effect ...

Fear of Terrorism Can Up Heart Rate, Risk of Death

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people’s resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying. The study of more than 17,000 Israelis is the first statistics-based study, and the largest of its kind, ...

Police Body Cams Can Change Behavior With Self-Awareness

December 26th, 2014
New research from a landmark crime experiment using police body cameras shows that the technology is most effective at preventing escalation of violence, both by the police and towards the police. Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology (IoC) say the ...

Music Training May Improve Attention, Cut Kids’ Anxiety

December 26th, 2014
Musical training may help children focus their attention, control their emotions, and lower their anxiety, according to a new study by psychiatrists at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & ...

Targeted Brain Stimulation Helps Anxious People Control Their Thoughts

December 24th, 2014
When a certain type of brain stimulation, known as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), targets the brain’s dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (involved in the control of attention), it allows a person to more easily adjust his attention to threat, according to a new ...

Service Dogs Can Reduce PTSD Symptoms in Veterans

December 23rd, 2014
Service dogs can significantly reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in veterans, according to the preliminary findings of a Kaiser Permanente study. The dogs were also found to improve veterans' relationships and lower their substance abuse. Researcher Carla Green led the ...

Those Prone to Guilt May Be Hardest Workers

December 23rd, 2014
New research shows that employees who are highly prone to feel guilty for disappointing their co-workers are among the most ethical and hard-working partners. However, the study from researchers at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business also suggests that these ...

The Psychology of Gift Giving

December 22nd, 2014
Giving gifts can reveal how people think about others, what they value and enjoy and how they build and maintain relationships. Researchers are exploring several different aspects of gift-giving and receiving, such as how givers choose gifts, how gifts are used by recipients, ...

Worrying Linked to High Verbal IQ

December 22nd, 2014
Chronic worriers tend to have a higher-than-average verbal IQ (intelligence quotient), according to new research published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. However, those who specifically tend to ruminate on past negative social events are also more likely to have a ...