Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of a type of mental illness of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans may be affected by one or more of them.

How To Conquer Your Social Anxiety

By | Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:06

Whether you’re wringing your hands over a school presentation or constantly closed off to meeting new people, you may be interested in learning how to manage your social anxiety.

This Is What Happens In Your Brain When You Have A Panic Attack

By | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:25

To overcome the dread and terror of sporadic panic attacks, it is useful to know what happens in your brain during one.

Case Of The Mondays? 59% Of Americans Dread Work Even Earlier With 'Sunday Night Blues'

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 15:21

The ideal weekend is a relaxing time to get your mind of work, but a new poll from shows people may be too worries about the upcoming workweek to enjoy their days off.

Getting By With A Paleolithic Body

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 19:44

Although human evolution churns on, our bodies have not yet adapted to modern society.

How Stress Makes The World Stink

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:38

Stress and anxiety make neutral odors smell bad by linking olfaction and emotion, a new study has found.

What Is Claustrophobia: Neuroscientists Define Relationship Between ‘Personal Space’ And Anxiety

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 17:01

Size of personal space is affected by anxiety, according to scientists at the University College London.

Worms Under Stress: How The Nematode Could Help You Overcome Anxiety And Trauma

By | Tue, 08/27/2013 - 16:49

Roundworms could reveal the secret to scientists about what makes some people crack under pressure and others just brush it off.

Dogs Left Alone Display Self-Harm and Incontinence: What You Need To Know About Your Pet's Mental Health

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 18:40

Dogs with working owners exhibit intense psychological trauma during periods of solitude, a new documentary finds. Fortunately, therapeutic strategies are available.

5 Prescription Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:31

Memory loss may be a side effect of prescription drugs. Here are some of the most common culprits, as well recommended alternatives.

Anorexia Linked To Autism-Like Characteristics: New Therapies For Anorexics Recommended

By | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 23:40

By illuminating autistic traits in anorexic girls, researchers hint at new treatment methods.

Sad To Happy: Subconscious Thoughts About Tragedy Lead To Better Comedy

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 13:57

A new study shows an increase in humorous creativity when individuals are primed with thoughts of death.

Physical Effects Of Workplace Aggression: The Toll Bullying Takes On Your Mind And Body

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 11:27

Workplace bullying can take a major toll on an employee's mental health as well as creating serious physical consequences. Learn how to recognize the signs of bullying in the workplace.

Virtual Conversation Coach Helps Overcome Social Awkwardness, Public Speaking Anxiety [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 20:33

An automated conversation coach helps socially anxious users practice speaking skills for job interviews, dates, public speeches, and other settings. It may be especially useful for people with social phobias, Asperger’s, and high-functioning autism.

Obsessive-Compulsive And Obesity Genes Could Be Related

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:30

Obsessive-compulsive behaviors are behind a number of psychiatric disorders, but now new research in mice links them to obesity.

'Fear Gene' Shown To Cause PTSD; Prevention Technique Could Be On The Horizon

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 08:32

A morphine-like drug successfully blocked development of PTSD-like symptoms in mice after researchers found a target gene.