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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Fear of Stigma or Sanction Keeps Many Doctors from Revealing Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same ... read more

CRF Overexpression Increases Anxiety in Primates

Sep. 6, 2016 — Overexpression of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a stress-related gene, increases anxious temperament in monkeys, new research indicates. The findings provide a direct link in primates between ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Clinical anxiety affects up to 30 percent of Americans who are in great need of better treatments with fewer side effects. A study finds that certain neurons in the hypothalamus play a central, ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Patients With COPD, Study Suggests

Sep. 5, 2016 — A new study shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or ... read more

Adapting to Stress: Understanding the Neurobiology of Resilience

Sep. 2, 2016 — New research examines the way our bodies, specifically our brains, become “stress-resilient.” There is a significant variation in the way individuals react and respond to extreme stress and ... read more

Address Systemic Issues to Change Toxic Health Care Environment, Commentary Says

Sep. 1, 2016 — A recent commentary urges taking a multipronged approach to improve the mental health of medical school students, which ultimately impacts physician burnout and the care patients ... read more

Trauma's Epigenetic Fingerprint Observed in Children of Holocaust Survivors

Sep. 1, 2016 — The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders. However, according to researchers, there are very ... read more

Persistent Childbirth Pain Increases Risk of Postnatal Depression

Aug. 31, 2016 — New research shows that women who experience persistent childbirth pain are more likely to develop postnatal depression following the birth of their ... read more

Connection Between Chronic Pain, Anxiety Disorders Found by Researchers

Aug. 31, 2016 — New study results provide insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offer a potential target for treatment. Researchers found that increased ... read more

Majority of Older Adults in Jail Have Distressing Health Symptoms

Aug. 29, 2016 — According to the study, of the older inmates, 49 percent said they experience poor or fair health, 20 percent have chronic lung disease, and 54 percent have trouble performing daily activities such ... read more

iPads as Effective as Sedatives for Children Before Operations

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anesthesia is as effective at lowering their anxiety as conventional ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study, researchers have shown how the effect of exposure therapy can be improved by ... read more

Mental Stress May Cause Reduced Blood Flow in Hearts of Young Women With Heart Disease

Aug. 24, 2016 — Mental stress may cause reduced blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with heart disease. Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — A new study found that adult rats with disruptions in their social hierarchy produced far fewer new neurons, and reacted to the surrounding upheaval by favoring the company of familiar rats. The ... read more

How Do Antidepressants Trigger Fear and Anxiety?

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have mapped out a serotonin-driven anxiety circuit that may explain 'anxiety' side effect of antidepressants. More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Personalized wearable digital technology can help adults diagnosed with autism understand and manage their anxiety, say ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study examined early life exposure to the chemical ... read more

Study Finds One in Three Former ICU Patients Shows Symptoms of Depression

Aug. 15, 2016 — Almost one in three people discharged from hospital intensive care units has clinically important and persistent symptoms of depression, a so-called meta-analysis of reports on more than 4,000 ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. And while much is understood about the biochemistry of anxiety, little is known about the genetic variation ... read more

Financial Worries Linked to Mental Health Issues Among University Students

Aug. 9, 2016 — Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research. The work ... read more

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