Panic Disorder News

Acid in the Brain Linked to Panic Disorders, Depression

May 20th, 2012
Recent studies suggest that increased acidity, or low pH, in the brain is linked to panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. But University of Iowa neuroscientist John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D., says his work suggests that changes in acidity are important for normal brain activity ...

Anxiety Linked to Heightened Sense of Smell

March 25th, 2012
Anxiety Linked to Heightened Sense of SmellPeople with anxiety have a better sense of smell when it comes to detecting a threat, according to a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Similar to what ...

FDA Approves Generic Lexapro for Depression, Anxiety

March 14th, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first generic Lexapro (escitalopram tablets) to treat both depression and generalized anxiety disorder in adults. Lexapro is one of the most widely prescribed psychiatric medications in the U.S., in a 2009 article from ...

Mood Disorders Up Risk of Opioid Abuse

December 14th, 2011
Mood Disorders Up Risk of Opioid AbuseResearchers have discovered that people suffering from mood and anxiety disorders are more likely to use and abuse non-prescription opioids. The illnesses associated ...

Study Probes Prevalence, Features of Sleep Paralysis

November 9th, 2011
Study Probes Prevalence, Features of Sleep ParalysisA new study investigates sleep paralysis, a time of transition to and from sleep when hallucinations may be present. Sleep paralysis is defined as "a discrete period of ...

Low Levels of Neurotransmitter Linked to Impulsivity

November 4th, 2011
Although aggressive and impulsive behavior may result from a combination of factors, new research suggests low levels of a brain neurotransmitter may be at least partly to blame. Impulsive individuals often display aggressive behavior and have challenges ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, ...

Teen Marriage Tied to Higher Risk for Mental Illness in Women

September 6th, 2011
Marriage Before 18 Tied to Higher Risk for Mental Illness in Women A new study discovers that that women who marry as adolescents have higher rates of lifetime mental illness than women who ...

Lab Studies Show that Light Reduces Fear

August 11th, 2011
Lab Studies Show that Light Reduces Fear Using mice as model, University of Virginia researchers discover light plays a role in reducing fear and anxiety. This finding and application may augment the treatment of ...

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Helps Manage Unexplained Pain, Weakness

August 1st, 2011
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Helps Manage Unexplained Pain, Weakness The American Academy of Neurology has endorsed use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for people with symptoms such as pain, weakness, or dizziness that can’t be explained ...

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 ...