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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Does Academic Resilience Affect GCSE Exam Anxiety?

Apr. 22, 2015 — Pupils who worry about their exam performance are more likely to do badly than those who are less anxious, research shows. Further research results show that academic buoyancy protects pupils against ... read more

Helping College Students Suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Apr. 22, 2015 — Is it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students? The answer is "yes" according to a team of psychologists who conducted a careful, systematic review of 103 ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain responsible for the increased anxiety commonly experienced during withdrawal ... read more

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Anxiety Symptoms in 3-Year-Olds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Facebook Use Can Worsen, as Well as Improve, Mental Health Conditions

Apr. 14, 2015 — Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research ... read more

Socially Anxious Youth in Treatment Can Enhance Recovery Through Simple Service Tasks

Apr. 14, 2015 — Often alcoholics and addicts mention a fear of not fitting in, and using alcohol/drugs to alleviate anxiety. A new study looks at youth in treatment who have social anxiety disorder. Almost half of ... read more

Study Finds 1. 2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 ... read more

Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases Co-Occur in Teenagers

Apr. 8, 2015 — Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — While other studies have shown that stress and negative marital quality can influence mortality and blood pressure, there has not been research that discussed how it might affect married couples over ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — In a side-by-side comparison, a robotic predator can frighten zebrafish just as well as the real thing, a new experiment demonstrates. These results may help advance understanding of fear and anxiety ... read more

Depression, Insomnia Are Strongest Risk Factors for Frequent Nightmares

Apr. 2, 2015 — Symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares, a new study concludes. "Our study shows a clear connection between well-being and ... read more

Alcohol-Related Cues, Stress Strongly Impact Females and Increase 'Craving'-Like Behavior

Apr. 1, 2015 — A study conducted in rats measuring risk factors that contribute to alcohol abuse suggests females are particularly sensitive to alcohol-related cues and stress which elicits a “craving” ... read more

Interview Blues: Anxious, Slow Talkers Often Do Not Get the Job

Apr. 1, 2015 — Job candidates should focus on exuding warmth and assertiveness, a new study says. Researchers offer a few tips for those who are worried that their nerves might stand between them and acing their ... read more

History of Depression Puts Women at Risk for Diabetes During Pregnancy, Study Finds

Mar. 31, 2015 — A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research. This study also pointed to how common depression is during pregnancy and the need for ... read more

Impact of Domestic Violence on Women's Mental Health

Mar. 31, 2015 — In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms. "We studied the ... read more

Publication Bias and 'Spin' Raise Questions About Drugs for Anxiety Disorders

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new analysis raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders. It concludes that studies supporting the value of these ... read more

New Study of Freelance Workers Examines Link Between Their Well-Being and Hours Worked

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new study of freelance workers has discovered key factors that affect their well-being – either making them happier or increasing anxiety and risking ... read more

Veterans' Avoidant Coping Interfers With Transition to University Life

Mar. 26, 2015 — A study of 165 veterans currently enrolled at three Texas universities shows that those who use problem-focused coping strategies for anxiety and depression instead of avoidant coping have more ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — In popular culture, the phrase "battle of the sexes" seems to pit the male hormone (testosterone) against the female (estrogen). Now a researcher has documented a way in which the two ... read more

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