Publication bias and ‘spin’ inflate efficacy of antidepressants for anxiety disorders

A new analysis reported in JAMA Psychiatry raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders. It concludes that studies supporting the value of these medications for that purpose have been distorted by publication bias, outcome reporting bias and “spin.” Even though they may still play a role in treating these disorders, the … Read More






10 Signs Your Body Is Becoming Overly Stressed

Anxietycentre.com has coined the term, stress-response hyperstimulation. It means that the body has become overly stressed due to too frequent and/or dramatic stress responses. When the body becomes overly stressed, it can exhibit symptoms of stress, such as the symptoms commonly associated with anxiety, since anxiety activates the stress response. For more information about anxiety and its stress-caused sensations and … Read More






Highly Sensitive Nervous System and Anxiety

A program that helps people overcome panic attacks said that people who suffer with anxiety and panic have more sensitive nervous systems than people who don’t have anxiety and panic. Based on your experience, what is your opinion about this? I’ve (Jim Folk) heard others talk about anxious personalities having a more sensitive nervous system than other people. There have … Read More






“Love drives out fear” – it’s true, research

The Bible has a part of a verse that says, “Perfect love drives out fear.” – 1 John 4:18. According to new research, it’s true! New research from the University of Exeter has found that being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat. The study found that when people were presented pictures … Read More






Traumatic stress may affect DNA but psychotherapy may heal it, study

It’s long been known that traumatic stress isn’t good for us. Traumatic stress has been linked to an increased risk in developing numerous diseases, including cancer. Researchers, who recently had their study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, found this link at the molecular level. They found that traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, which is one of the reasons long-term unresolved … Read More






It’s been a while!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to our blog as most of our attention has been focused on the information in the member’s area. But we also wanted to interact with our non-members more, so we’ll be more active in our blog. We hope you enjoy the posts and discussions here. Don’t be surprised if you see the design … Read More






Anxiety and anxiety disorder brief overview

Many people view anxiety as an “IT”: a condition that takes control of their health and lives. But anxiety is not an “IT.” Anxiety is simply being fearful. When we are fearful too often, however, the body can become stressed, and a body that’s overly stressed can produce symptoms. Therefore, anxiety symptoms are actually symptoms of stress. We call them … Read More