People with higher levels of anxiety have altered perceptions of their breathing compared to those with lower levels of anxiety. The altered perception of respiration can lead to an increase in feelings of anxiety, researchers report.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity over a three-minute period can reliably predict how receptive a person with social anxiety will be to cognitive behavioral therapy.
Many people claim meditation helps to relieve their daily stresses. A new study provides objective evidence which supports the claims. Researchers found cortisol levels from hair samples decreased by 25% following a six-month meditation training program.
Participating in nature-based activities including exercise, gardening, and conservation, helps improve mood and reduce anxiety for those with mental health problems.
Researchers have identified a brain rhythm associated with emotional conflict that appears to be a biomarker for anxiety disorder.
Mothers who report estrangement from their adult children report they often believe their ex-husbands, and the current partner of the child is responsible for the break in their relationships. Additionally, some cite mental health problems experienced …
People living with common allergies such as asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis are at greater risk of developing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and neuroticism. Researchers report the link was likely not causal.
Gastrointestinal problems associated with gas symptoms are linked to poor quality of life, higher stress, and increases in anxiety and depression.
A new AI algorithm can successfully predict which children with microdeletion of chromosome 22 will develop schizophrenia and other mental health disorders later in life.
Young boys who play sports are less likely to develop depression, anxiety, and emotional distress later in childhood, researchers say. Additionally, boys who experience less emotional distress during middle childhood are more likely to be physically ac…
Study reveals lonely people showed reduced activity in the anterior insular cortex, an area of the brain associated with trust formation. The anterior insular cortex was less prominently connected to other brain regions in those who expressed feelings …
Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and d…
Reinterpreting stress response as performance-enhancing makes people less anxious and improves general wellbeing, researchers report.
Those who exercise regularly may lower their risk of developing anxiety by 60%, researchers report.
Approximately one-third of people suffer from misokinesia, an anxious or frustrated reaction to watching another person fidgeting.
People who receive threatening or obscene text messages and other communications from current or former partners are more likely to experience mental health problems including depression and anxiety, and have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.
Virtual reality helps to relieve pain and anxiety for children undergoing medical procedures, researchers report.
There is a growing body of evidence linking depression to microbiome health. A new study proposes focusing on the microbiome may help alleviate some of the symptoms of depression associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two-thirds of people report experiencing recurring dreams, especially during times of stress. Researchers evaluate how the phenomenon occurs, and factors that contribute to recurring dreams.