Panic Disorder News

Mice Study Suggests Brain Switch Implicated in PTSD

October 8th, 2012
Mice Study Suggests Brain Switch Implicated in PTSD UK researchers report the discovery of a neural mechanism that protects individuals from stress and trauma turning into post-traumatic stress disorder. Investigators from ...

Can You Simply ‘Erase’ Fear From the Brain?

September 21st, 2012
Can You Simply 'Erase' Fear From the Brain?nNewly formed emotional memories can be erased from the human brain, according to new research from Uppsala University in Sweden. "These ...

CBT Psychotherapy Best For Anxiety Disorders

June 28th, 2012
CBT Psychotherapy Best For Anxiety DisordersA University of Houston researcher has found that patients suffering from anxiety disorders showed the most improvement when treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ...

Minor Stressful Events Can Cause Major Emotional Reactions

June 13th, 2012
Minor Stressful Events Can Cause Major Emotional ReactionsNew research suggests that our response to stress may at times be overexaggerated because of the evolutionary development of ...

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, ...