anxiety disorders

There’s a gene behind male moroseness


August 29th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to make women happy, but does not work for men. They surmise that this might be the reason why ... Read more...

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Depression, anxiety affects every society: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression and anxiety affects every society and country in the world, debunking old theories that only Westerners get depressed.The findings come from ... Read more...

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Brain altering drug calms fears also


June 13th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to calm fears with a drug that alters brain chemistry and help in understanding people at risk of anxiety disorders, including ... Read more...

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Anxious girls’ brains work harder


June 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys, a discovery that could spur the identification and treatment ... Read more...

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Red meat combats depression among women


March 21st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Despite bad publicity, eating red meat in moderation actually combats depression and anxiety among women, a study reveals.Felice Jacka, associate professor from Deakin's University Barwon Psychiatric ... Read more...

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Fearing something magnifies its hold on you


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The more you fear a spider, the bigger it insect will seem to be. Simply told, fearing something only magnifies its hold on you and distracts ... Read more...

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Humans, animals still share primitive fear response


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Our primitive response to fear, a trait we share with other animals, can override our conscious anticipation or assessment of danger.These findings have implications for how ... Read more...

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Anxiety disorders mount since credit crunch


January 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) The number of people with anxiety disorders has more than quadrupled in four years. Some of this could be explained by an expansion in counselling services ... Read more...

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Mood, anxiety disorders patients likely to abuse painkillers


December 14th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) People suffering from mood and anxiety disorders are more likely to abuse opioids or painkillers.They include patients of bipolar, panic and major depressive disorders, according to ... Read more...

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Brain’s crossed wires cause depression


December 9th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) New research has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that those suffering from depression had decreased connectivity between several key regions of the brain ... Read more...

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Brains of maltreated kids, combatants aware of dangers


December 6th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The brains of children exposed to family violence and soldiers in combat zones show an acute awareness of dangers. Research suggests that they may have adapted ... Read more...

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IVF centres lack counselling facilities: Survey


October 13th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as the number of IVF (In-vitro fertilisation) clinics providing hope to childless couples are increasing in the capital, the basic requisite of proving psychological ... Read more...

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Juggling work, kids - women more prone to depression


September 5th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Depression among women has doubled since the 1970s, thanks to pressures of juggling work and children.Women are more than two-and-a-half times more likely than men to ... Read more...

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Living close to nature does improve health and overall life quality


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): A recent study has found that living close to greenery and natural environment makes a person healthier, social, generous and calmer than living in a concrete jungle.According to ... Read more...

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Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce effectiveness of antidepressants


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
These medicines taken for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disordersinclude ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.The study was conducted by scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research atThe Rockefeller University, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s find may lead to cognition, mood-improving drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist at Columbia University Medical Center and his colleague have developed a new way to stimulate neurogenesis (neuron production) in the adult mouse brain, which may ... Read more...

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A pill to overcome fear of heights


March 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Giving people a tablet of the stress hormone cortisol can help reduce their fear of heights. The hormone, which is part of the body's "fight or ... Read more...

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Japan disaster survivors ‘to suffer mentally in coming weeks’


March 13th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 13 (ANI): Medical experts have warned of the psychological aftershocks to be felt by many survivors of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami in the weeks to come.Dr Mutsuo Ikuhara, ... Read more...

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Flashing brain with light can erase fear


March 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety? Help may be at hand as researchers have pinpointed a brain mechanism that makes individuals fearless.The condition can severely damage ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

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Do chinks in brain make you ill at ease?


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity? Researchers blame it on chinks in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study examining the anxious brain during a fear conditioning task has offered insights into why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders. ... Read more...

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Protein that turns off stress identified


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) How does the body recover from responding to shock or acute stress? This question is at the heart of a research which has identified a protein family central ... Read more...

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Unemployed people ’suffer from health problems more often’


February 5th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that compared to people in employment, men and women who are unemployed suffer more often and longer from both physical and emotional complaints.The ... Read more...

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Drug cuts fear caused by previous traumatic experiences in mice


January 13th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that mice previously exposed to traumatic situations demonstrate a more persistent memory of fear conditioning-acquired by associating an acoustic stimulus with an ... Read more...

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New study finds a possible off-switch for anxiety


January 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Singapore scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain.The new findings have shed light on how the brain normally shuts off ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety disorders


January 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): UCLA life scientists have discovered what may be a completely unexplored drug target for the treatment of anxiety disorders.Normally, when people or animals experience a frightening event, ... Read more...

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Stress can improve ordinary, unrelated memories: Study


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories.Their results could offer a pathway for addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related afflictions.Researchers ... Read more...

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Sleep deprivation wipes out memories associated with fear


December 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): It's a common conception that sleeping on a problem might drive it away, but a new study suggests that that's not necessarily true.An important component of anxiety disorders, ... Read more...

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Brain scan ‘predicts if kids with anxiety disorder will respond to talk therapy’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Georgetown University Medical Center have pointed out that a brain scan with functional MRI (fMRI) was enough to predict which patients with paediatric anxiety disorder ... Read more...

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Yoga gives a boost to feel-good brain chemical: Study


November 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new research suggests that yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘gateway of fear’ in brain


November 11th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI):A research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has taken an important step toward understanding how the brain reacts to fear.David J. Anderson, the ... Read more...

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Depression recurs in about half of treated adolescent patients


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): A report has shown that most depressed teens who receive treatment appear to recover, but the condition recurs in almost half of adolescent patients and even more often ... Read more...

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Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to kick the butt


October 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers may now have a reason to explain why many smokers struggle to kick the butt.According to a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center ... Read more...

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Childhood hardship may lead to unhealthy stress response later in life


October 8th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new research has shown that seemingly healthy adults, if they were abused or neglected during childhood, have an elevated inflammatory response to stress compared to adults who ... Read more...

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