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.
By Evan Winchester | May 16, 2013 03:11 PM EDT
Texas mom Stephanie Christine Redus, who suffers from depression and anxiety, placed the ad after dropping her medication.
By Ansa Varughese | May 16, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
In an effort to improve treatment and intervention for children's mental health, the CDC released findings on US children living with ADHD, autism, depression, among other conditions.
By Matthew Mientka | May 15, 2013 05:02 PM EDT
Fuzzy and abstract goals for the future may signify not necessarily a Type B personality but depression, UK researchers say.
By Susan Scutti | May 13, 2013 04:42 PM EDT
Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the US.
By Ashik Siddique | May 01, 2013 09:20 PM EDT
Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have distinct patterns of gene expression if they suffered childhood abuse. Epigenetics may be the key to detailing biological subtypes of PTSD.
By Justin Caba | Apr 29, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
A "shy bladder" prevented Jennifer Connor from securing a potential career opportunity at the Iowa Methodist Transplant Center, according to a pending lawsuit.
By Evan Winchester | Apr 25, 2013 03:32 PM EDT
Dina Eastwood seeks treatment in Arizona rehab center.
By Evan Winchester | Apr 20, 2013 09:52 AM EDT
More and more scientific studies are proving the therapeutic uses of medical marijuana. Currently legal in 18 states plus D.C., it may be only a matter of time before medical marijuana is legal everywhere in the country.
By Susan Scutti | Apr 19, 2013 04:24 PM EDT
Amanda Knox says she is sometimes "paralyzed" with anxiety stemming from the death of her roommate in Italy and the legal proceedings which saw her first convicted and then acquitted - only to be ordered by an Italian court last month to stand trial once again.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 16, 2013 07:40 PM EDT
Popping extra-strength Tylenol may be an effective treatment for existential dread— a new study suggests that acetaminophen reduces the angst of the human condition, or at least anxiety from watching films by the director David Lynch.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 16, 2013 05:18 PM EDT
Researchers performed genetic analysis on families who experience frequent fainting and traced it back to a specific region on chromosome 15.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 09, 2013 11:44 AM EDT
Different Google searches of mental illness across seasons help scientists trace mental health trends.
By Matthew Mientka | Apr 08, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
As more Americans give their pets prescription medication initially intended for humans, at least one U.S. veterinarian is advocating for medical marijuana for pets.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 05, 2013 11:05 AM EDT
Xenophobia doesn't seem to be the reason why many in Europe are unhappy. Other issues threaten their well-being.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 04, 2013 01:00 PM EDT
Paro, a baby seal robot, was used in a study to determine whether it subsided pain and anxiety for kids and parents who seek relief.