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Anxiety Research

What's New in Anxiety Research

Click on any of the links below for the recently published reseach on anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, stress, and other physical and mental health topics:

1/31/2018 Only 1 in 10 Anxiety Disorder Sufferers Receives The Right Treatment, research finds
11/21/2017 CBT for OCD Provides Long-term Relief
11/14/2017 Screen time might boost depression, suicide behaviors in teens
11/6/2017 Stop And Smell The Roses - It’s True, It Does Make People Happier
11/2/2017 Childhood Adversities Linked To Mental And Physical Health Problems In Tweens And Teens
10/25/2017 Why Is Mental Illness On The Rise?
10/19/2017 Antidepressants Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk In Children
10/19/2017 Having Migraines? You Might Be Anxious Or Depressed (or both)
10/18/2017 Gentle Touch Soothes The Pain Of Social Rejection
10/18/2017 No, A Serotonin Transporter Gene Variant Does Not Cause Depression
10/11/2017 Going To Church Reduces Stress And Mortality
10/10/2017 Efficacy Of Antidepressants Largely Psychological
10/6/2017 Delivering Bad News? Don't Beat Around The Bush
10/5/2017 Child Abuse Affects Brain Wiring
10/5/2017 Mental Training Changes Brain Structure And Reduces Social Stress
10/4/2017 Bullying Causes Mental Health Issues Such As Anxiety And Depression
10/3/2017 One Hour Of Exercise A Week Can Prevent Depression, But Not Anxiety
9/27/2017 Sleep Deprivation Can Alleviate Symptoms Of Depression
9/27/2017 One In Four Girls Is Depressed At Age 14
9/26/2017 Antidepressants Provide Small Benefit Over Placebo But Produce Harmful Side Effects Including Suicide Ideation
9/25/2017 How Parents Handle Conflict Impacts Their Children
9/15/2017 Happiness Has A Positive Effect On Physical Health
9/15/2017 Antidepressants Found To Significantly Increase Risk Of Death
9/9/2017 Stress Can Activate Past Fears
8/26/2017 SSRI Antidepressant Medications Can Worsen Tinnitus
8/17/2017 Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse
8/10/2017 Sexual Assault Linked To Increased Risk Of Mental Health Issues
8/9/2017 Self-Distancing Can Reduce Anxiety And Stress
8/3/2017 Fear Of The Unknown Common To Many Anxiety Disorders
7/31/2017 Talking To Yourself In The Third Person Can Help Control Emotions
7/28/2017 Marijuana Use Link To Psychosis Confirmed
7/19/2017 Overcoming Mental Health Issues Can Benefit Physical Health, Too!
7/6/2017 Going To Bed Late Causes Less Control Over OCD Symptoms
6/26/2017 Mind Body Interventions (MBIs) Reverse Changes In DNA That Cause Stress
6/21/2017 Meditation Changes Brain Structure In 8 Weeks
5/25/2017 Chronic Childhood Illness Linked With Later Life Mental Health Problems
5/25/2017 Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma About Anxiety, Depression, and Others
5/19/2017 SSRI Antidepressants Tied To Increased Risk In Dementias, another study finds
5/2/2017 There Is An Upside To Worry, study finds
4/27/2017 Sleep Research Shows How The Brain Resets During Sleep
3/15/2017 Tackling Depression By Changing The Way You Think
2/7/2017 Talk Therapy Normalizes Brain Function, University of Zurich research finds
1/18/2017 CBT Changes The Brain, new research finds.
1/5/2017 Antidepressants linked to increase in Alzheimer’s and other dementias, research finds.
10/25/2016 Females Experience More Stress Than Males When Alone.
10/24/2016 Antidepressants Worsen Sexual Dysfunction and Depression, new study finds.
10/13/2016 Anxiety Therapy Sessions Best In The Morning, new study finds.
10/2/2016 SSRI Antidepressants Trigger Fear And Anxiety, Research Finds.
9/19/2016 CBT is the ‘Gold Standard’ treatment for anxiety disorder, multiple studies find.
8/31/2016 Insecure childhood can make dealing with stress harder.
8/29/2016 Less than one-third of adults with depression receive treatment.
8/25/2016 Memory Activation before exposure can reduce fear, Uppsala University research finds.
7/20/2016 Women with ADHD are much more likely to have a wide range of mental and physical health problems in comparison to women without ADHD.
7/19/2016 Same genes involved with both depression and happiness.
7/12/2016 Tinnitus (ringing in the ears): Cause and treatment identified.
7/11/2016 Most antidepressants are ineffective for children and teens, yet more likely to be dangerous than previously recognized study author concludes.
7/11/2016 Antidepressant use during pregnancy can affect newborn brain activity Helsinki University study finds
7/9/2016 A popular anti-anxiety medication, benzodiazepine, reduces empathy, new study finds
6/27/2016 Want to reduce anxiety? Depression? Spend time in nature, new study finds
6/23/2016 Why you can experience fear even before you realize you are in danger.
6/15/2016 Making art at any level reduces stress hormones
5/12/2016 Online therapy effective at treating depression and anxiety
12/17/2015 Talk therapy better for winter blues than light therapy, study finds
12/16/2015 Unhappiness and stress do not increase mortality, new study finds
12/15/2015 Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Autism By 87 Percent
12/14/2015 Helping Others Reduces Stress, research finds
12/8/2015 The approach uses to resolve anxiety disorder is the most effective, research finds
11/25/2015 Computer Assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Provides Little Or No Benefits For Depression, study finds
11/25/2015 Serotonin exerts different and sometimes opposing effects on different parts of the brain
11/16/2015 Anxiety Can Aggravate Asthma and Vice Versa, study finds
11/2/15 Children's self-esteem already established by age 5, new study finds
10/21/15 Marijuana use disorders rise as marijuana use rises
10/20/15 Burnout and Depression: two entities or one?
10/7/15 Over half of workers with depression do not recognize need for treatment
10/5/15 Benzodiazepine Medications Ineffective For Anxiety Disorder, May Increase Dementia Risk
10/5/15 Face-To-Face Social Interactions Can Reduce Anxiety, Depression - research finds
9/30/15 The placebo response is behind much of a patient’s response to drug treatment when it comes to depressive disorder
9/18/2015 Why people end anxiety therapy too soon - University of Houston
9/16/2015 Antidepressant, Paxil, was misrepresented as safe for adolescents, study finds
7/14/2015 Benzodiazepines not recommended for patients with PTSD or recent trauma

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated January 31, 2018. Information, support, and coaching/counseling/therapy for problematic anxiety and its sensations and symptoms, including the latest in anxiety research.