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Fearful chickens and worried mice: Shared genetic influences on anxiety

Genes linked to anxiety in chickens may play a role in mouse and human behavior. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Benzodiazepines ineffective in treating anxiety disorders and may increase dementia risk

Osteopathic psychiatrists encourage patients to review treatment options to improve outcomes and reduce risksPatients taking benzodiazepines to treat psychiatric conditions should consider… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Breaking the anxiety cycle

A woman who won’t drive long distances because she has panic attacks in the car. A man who has contamination fears so intense he cannot bring himself to use public bathrooms. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Social media pressure may lead to anxiety, depression in teens

A new study suggests the pressure to be connected on social media 24 hours a day may lead to poor sleep quality for teens, as well as greater risk for anxiety and depression. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Psychedelic therapy re-emerging as promising treatment for anxiety, PTSD and addiction

Renewed medical interest in the use of psychedelic drugs for anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction has resulted in small research studies that show some success with the… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety in rural older adults

Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy was better at reducing worry, generalized anxiety disorder symptoms and depressive symptoms in older adults who live in rural areas, where access to… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Pitt researchers find link exists between white matter and concussion-related depression and anxiety

White matter brain abnormalities in some patients with depression disorders closely resemble abnormalities found in patients who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), more commonly… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety and serotonin transmission, a UCLA study finds

About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

The biology of anxious temperament may lie with a problem in an anxiety “off switch”

Persistent anxiety is one of the most common and distressing symptoms compromising mental health. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Anxiety, jealousy and moodiness linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk in women

A new study by researchers in Sweden claims women who are anxious, jealous and moody during middle-age may be at double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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