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  • Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD

  • What Kids -- and Parents -- Fear Most at the Doctor's Office

  • Sit-Stand Desks Good for the Mind. What About the Body?

  • 1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health Woes

  • 1 in 4 Seniors Who Take Xanax, Valium Use Them Long Term

  • 'On-Again, Off-Again' Relationships May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth

  • More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble

  • A Little 'Horseplay' Eases Veterans' Mind, Body & Soul

  • Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?

  • From Pigs to Peacocks, What's Up With Those 'Emotional-Support Animals'?

  • New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

  • Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

  • Neurological Fallout From Ebola Infection Worse Than Thought

  • Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

  • Keep Pets Safe From July 4th's Fireworks, Summer's Sizzle

  • Early Life Trauma May Affect an Adult Man's Sperm

  • Anxious Women May Want to Keep an Eye on Their Bone Health

  • Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

  • CBD Oil: All the Rage, But Is It Really Safe and Effective?

  • Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

  • Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk

  • Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's

  • Meditation Can Soothe the Anxious Soul in Just One Session

  • Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

  • Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

  • 'Let It Go' May Be Good Advice for Health

  • Did 2016 Election Unleash OCD in the USA?

  • Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

  • When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk Rises

  • Stroke's Impact May Go Far Beyond the Physical, Study Finds

  • Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported

  • Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

  • Deportation Fears Putting Mental Strain on Hispanic Families

  • Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis

  • Many Patients Know Too Little About Their MRI, CT Scans: Study

  • No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

  • Dog Bites More Common for Anxious People

  • To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep

  • For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

  • Severe Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in Teens

  • The Most Dreaded Topic at Family Gatherings

  • 'Tis the Season to Fight Infection

  • Managing Anxiety

  • Americans Stressed About Nation's Future, Poll Finds

  • What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?
    Many more worried about environmental dangers since last Presidential election

  • Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health
    Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

  • Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers
    Poll found many thought 'personal failings' were part of the cause of some conditions

  • Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice As Long
    Underlying conditions could prolong recovery, researcher says

  • Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments
    Doctors should consider patient's mental well-being, researcher says

  • Hurricanes' Toll on Mental Health Will Linger
    Psychiatrist offers advice on coping with the aftermath

  • Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
    Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

  • ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen
    Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

  • Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids
    Child expert offers tips on helping youngsters recover from the storms

  • No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors
    Patients need long-term care to manage pain, vision problems, as well as thinking and mobility issues

  • Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?
    New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

  • Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD
    Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

  • 1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues
    Strong support networks increase chances a woman will reveal her symptoms, study says

  • Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study
    Notion this is the happiest time of life may be unrealistic

  • Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults
    Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

  • U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
    Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

  • Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters
    Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

  • Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself
    Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

  • Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness
    Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

  • 3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths
    First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

  • Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness
    More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

  • Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?
    Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

  • Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
    Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
    Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

  • Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear
    Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

  • Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People
    But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

  • Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
    Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

  • Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
    But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements

  • Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live
    Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

  • Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men
    In study, living in a poor neighborhood triggered more anxiety for females, while males were less affected

  • Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety
    Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

  • Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby
    Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

  • Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?
    More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

  • Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.
    For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

  • A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD
    Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

  • Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings
    Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

  • Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone
    And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

  • 'I'm Just Too Busy' -- Is Being Overworked the New Status Symbol?
    New research suggests Americans equate harried lifestyles with higher social standing

  • Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?
    Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

  • For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll
    Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

  • Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report
    Projected weather-related disasters will fuel anxiety, depression, psychologists' group warns

  • Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
    30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked

  • Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
    Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

  • Dealing With Diabetes Distress
    The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say

  • Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
    Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

  • Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study
    They're also more likely to suffer depression, anxiety -- and new moms particularly vulnerable

  • Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments
    Researchers suggest that dealing with a patient's distress may lead to better choices, improve quality of life

  • Mental Health May Affect Chances Against Cancer
    Early research suggests anxiety, depression might raise risk of dying from certain malignancies

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • 'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks
    New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
    Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

  • Managing Holiday Stress
    Focus on one thing at a time and try to give back when you can, experts advise

  • Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
    Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

  • 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study
    Whether the medicines over-prescribed is up for debate, psychiatrists say

  • Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden
    People with hyperhidrosis seem to have higher rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

  • Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker
    Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

  • Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
    Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

  • 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair
    Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

  • Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report
    More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

  • Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study
    Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

  • Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being
    When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better
    Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

  • Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble
    Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

  • Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?
    Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety might be spotted in physical at 18

  • High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer
    Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs
    1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

  • Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety
    Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

  • Worry About Job Loss May be Linked to Diabetes Risk: Study
    Blood sugar disorder rate was 19 percent higher for people concerned about getting fired

  • Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens
    Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

  • Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health
    Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

  • High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget
    Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

  • New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms
    Kids with lingering effects may need talk therapy, too, study suggests

  • Mouse Study Hints at Which Brain Cells Trigger Fear
    Finding might one day lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders

  • Coping With College Stress
    Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

  • FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk
    These drugs will now carry 'boxed warning' detailing the threat

  • iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives
    Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

  • Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s?
    How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

  • Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful
    Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

  • Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed
    'We're doing a terrible job of it,' researcher says

  • 4 in 10 Americans Think Work Affects Their Health: Poll
    But only half say they have access to health, wellness programs through employer

  • Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds?
    In states with legal pot, pain prescriptions saw the greatest drop, study found

  • Hovering Parents May Harm Kids
    Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

  • Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?
    Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

  • Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds
    Westerners also wrestle with the condition more than people in other parts of the world

  • Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors
    Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

  • Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients
    Study found those who listened to relaxing tunes before procedure needed less sedation

  • Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More
    Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

  • 'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll
    Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

  • Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA
    Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem
    1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

  • Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes
    But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

  • Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?
    Some college students use their mobile device as a 'security blanket,' study says

  • Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study
    Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread
    Misperceptions lead to worry that harms quality of life, researcher says

  • Earthquake Survivors With PTSD Show Brain Differences
    Study finds changes in gray matter in those who develop the anxiety disorder

  • Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating
    If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

  • Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say
    Reduced blood flow 75 percent more likely in those who feel anxious, study finds

  • Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks
    Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

  • Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
    But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

  • How to Keep Your New Year's Exercise Mojo All Year Long
    Set realistic goals, be consistent and understand you're in it for the long haul, expert says

  • Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report
    VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
    Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

  • Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study
    Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

  • Transcendental Meditation May Help Relieve PTSD
    Military personnel who practiced the technique had reduced need for meds, study says

  • Gender Wage Gap Linked to Depression and Anxiety: Study
    Disorders were more than twice as likely in women lacking equal pay

  • Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist
    Study found this type of treatment helped many overcome phobias about dental visits

  • How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery
    To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

  • Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues
    Grief and depression can worsen at this time of year, but that doesn't have to stop seasonal celebration

  • Brain's Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: Study
    Researchers focusing on imbalance between two neurochemicals

  • Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars
    Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

  • Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears
    Kids with pets in the home were less likely to test positive for anxiety than those without, study found

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
    But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

  • Heart Transplant Mental Toll May Be Greater for Women
    Men less depressed, anxious 100 days after procedure, study finds

  • Surgeon's Calming Words May Ease Stress of Surgery
    Study found reassuring voice might even beat anti-anxiety meds in lowering pre-op distress

  • When Anxiety Silences a Child
    Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

  • Furry Friends May Be Stress Relievers for Kids With Cancer
    'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health
    Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

  • Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?
    Preliminary research suggests potential benefits for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

  • Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get
    Survey of U.S. adults finds concerns about accessibility, expense

  • How Parents Add to Math Anxiety
    Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

  • Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
    Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

  • Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression
    Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

  • Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development
    Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
    Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

  • Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study
    But findings are at odds with previous research

  • Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids
    1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes
    Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

  • For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic
    Study found doing good deeds can promote positive feelings, enabling easier interactions

  • Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers
    People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious?
    Review found link between the two, but not cause and effect

  • Too Much 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical May Trigger Social Phobia
    Serotonin finding conflicts with conventional wisdom, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds
    Young minority males less likely than whites to access mental health care

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study
    Researchers did see mood improvement in women on oral treatment

  • Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
    Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

  • Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders
    Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect
    Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

  • More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist
    Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

  • Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
    Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

  • Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too
    Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

  • After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack
    Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

  • Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study
    Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years

  • Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study
    But half of those surveyed said they'd want to help their co-worker

  • Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

  • Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems
    Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

  • Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds
    Constant anxiety increases risk of heart attack, stroke

  • Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies
    Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

  • Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer
    Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

  • Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
    Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

  • Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
    Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

  • Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse
    Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

  • Health Tip: Anxiety Can Affect Your Health
    Symptoms to watch for

  • Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say
    Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

  • Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds
    Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

  • Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says
    Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

  • Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia
    But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

  • The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
    Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

  • Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects
    Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says
    Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

  • Settling Back-to-School Nerves
    Expert offers parents tips on reducing anxieties, jitters for kids

  • Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia
    Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

  • Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion
    Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

  • Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

  • Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious
    Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

  • Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains
    MRIs show larger 'fear center' in those who are more anxious

  • Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?
    Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

  • Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
    Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

  • Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
    CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

  • Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble
    Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

  • Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure
    The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

  • Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians
    Reduced anxiety, other mental health benefits noted in survey

  • Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

  • False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study
    While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say

  • Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids
    Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

  • Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study
    The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

  • Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure
    Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

  • Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery
    Distraction technique keeps patients' discomfort at bay, study suggests

  • For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
    Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

  • ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge
    Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

  • Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer
    Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

  • Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment
    Shame, embarrassment add to 'toxic' effect of stigma, study authors say

  • Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women
    Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

  • Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults
    Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests

  • Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study
    Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems

  • Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds
    Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

  • College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms
    One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

  • Treatment Often Inadequate for Children With Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds
    Just 47 percent gained long-term relief of symptoms, researchers say

  • Could Ecstasy Help People With Anxiety, PTSD?
    Small study sheds light on how the club drug affects the brain

  • Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women
    Anxiety-provoking obesity 'news' spurred coeds who felt overweight to eat more, study found

  • Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety
    But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add

  • Got Stage Fright? Get Excited
    Replacing performance anxiety with excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

  • Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study
    But direct link not proven

  • Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades
    Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

  • Coverage of Boston Bombings Unnerved Many: Study
    Those who watched six hours or more a day reported more symptoms of stress

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life
    Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

  • Too Much Online Health Info May Worsen Worriers' Anxiety
    Unfounded health fears and searching the Web for symptoms might increase stress, study finds

  • A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
    Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

  • Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids
    Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

  • Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows
    Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

  • Americans Enjoying More Healthy Years
    Study found 2-year lifespan gain, fewer disease symptoms

  • Anxiety Linked to a Need for More Personal Space
    Anxious people perceive threats as closer than others do, and may react defensively, study suggests

  • How to Help Kids Quell Back-to-School Jitters
    First, sixth and ninth grades provoke the most anxiety, expert says

  • Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression
    Study looked at young adults a decade later

  • Docs Should Counsel Heart Attack Survivors on Resuming Sex, Experts Say
    Too often, worries over the safety of sexual activity are not addressed

  • Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems
    Study of 7,400 people found fewer heart attacks, other conditions among optimists

  • Sleep Tips for Summer Nights
    Don't let longer daylight hours disturb your slumber

  • Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults
    Antidepressant, talk therapy together outperform either approach alone, study finds

  • 1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds
    And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says

  • Heart Device 'Shock' Anxiety May Hamper Sex Life
    Study found more sexual dysfunction among men, women with implanted defibrillators

  • Rape Survivors in War Zones May Benefit Most From Group Counseling
    Study looked at therapy for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Anxiety Often Plagues Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones
    Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds

  • Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health
    Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

  • Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
    Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

  • Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
    Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope
    Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

  • Many U.S. Teens Struggle With Extreme Fatigue: Survey
    Problem often goes hand-in-hand with emotional disorders like depression, expert says

  • Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless
    Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

  • Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking
    Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble

  • Severely Injured Vets May Need Ongoing Emotional Care
    Mental health problems still significant after 2 years, study finds

  • Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests
    Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

  • False-Positive Mammograms Can Trigger Long-Term Distress
    For some, anxiety persisted up to 3 years after being declared cancer-free, study finds

  • Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
    Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

  • Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study
    Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

  • With Certain Strokes, Effects Can Persist a Decade Later
    'Survivorship care plans' might help people cope with quality-of-life concerns, study suggests

  • Relatives Who Witness Loved One's CPR Fare Better: Study
    Researchers found they were less likely to suffer PTSD, depression or anxiety later

  • Newly Hired Emergency Workers Who Witness Trauma May Struggle Afterward
    But police, firefighters who had been on job a long time were unaffected

  • 'Violent Behavior' Occurs in Many Adult Sleepwalkers, Study Finds
    Those with disorder risk injury, fatigue and other health problems, researchers report

  • ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
    Study found almost a third of patients still had disorder at 27, along with other mental health issues

  • Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

  • 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD
    Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

  • 'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study
    Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria, and continue to have symptoms of imagined disease

  • Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick
    Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

  • Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars
    Study found both victims and bullies can suffer psychological disorders as adults

  • Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese
    Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

  • Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device
    Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

  • Most U.S. Soldiers May Suffer From Sleep Problems
    Those with depression, PTSD and pain are more at risk, study found

  • 'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
    Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

  • Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression
    German study of TMJ patients didn't pin down how body-mind connection works

  • Early Parkinson's Patients May Suffer Some Symptoms in Silence
    Yet help is possible if doctors know about the problem, study suggests

  • Keeping Sexuality Secret Takes Mental Toll on Bisexual Men
    Those who concealed their same-sex relationships had higher rates of depression and anxiety, study found

  • Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says
    Women with anxiety disorders 3.5 times more likely to report abuse

  • Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD
    People who had anxiety before a traumatic event were more likely to develop stress disorder afterward

  • 'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems
    Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?
    Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to More Brain Damage in Women Than Men
    Areas involving decision-making, mood appeared most affected, study found

  • Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy
    Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

  • Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids
    Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

  • Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery
    Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

  • Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says
    The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

  • Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says
    Audio therapy may reduce anxiety during this common procedure

  • Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder
    Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

  • Brain Anatomy May Play Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    MRI scans found veterans with the disorder had a smaller amygdala, the brain area that controls fear, anxiety

  • Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER
    Pediatric group recommends ways to better manage distress

  • Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study
    But too much time spent working out can have psychological downside, experts warn

  • Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study
    A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

  • Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis
    MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

  • Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD
    Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

  • Humanitarian Work May Raise Risk of Anxiety, Depression
    Researchers offer recommendations to improve mental health of aid workers

  • Complementary Medicine May Help Soldiers With PTSD: Study
    Healing touch, guided imagery eased symptoms, improved quality of life

  • Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says
    Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

  • 'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice
    New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

  • Born To Lead? No Sweat
    Study suggests the power that comes with authority keeps anxiety at bay

  • Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism
    Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

  • Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests
    Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say

  • Putting Your Mental Health in Order
    Experts suggest steps to de-stress and find a more balanced life

  • Psych, Sleep Meds May Affect Driving
    Psychotropic drugs alter brain functioning, raise crash risk, researchers say

  • Young Children Treated for Cancer May Be at Risk for PTSD: Study
    Procedures, treatments should be kid-friendly, painless as possible, researchers say

  • Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It
    Study using tarantulas finds labeling emotions while stressed eases anxiety

  • Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD
    But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

  • Living Without Lies Might Make You Healthier
    Study found those who fibbed less had fewer headaches, less anxiety

  • Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study
    The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

  • Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows
    People placed in anxious situations felt better with grins in place

  • Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging
    But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

  • Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on Girls: Study
    But overall they perform as well as boys in the subject, British researchers found

  • Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study
    Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

  • Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says
    Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

  • PTSD Symptoms Common After Heart Attack: Study
    Nightmares, elevated heart rate among signs that may increase risk of recurrent attack

  • Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

  • Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids
    But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

  • Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study
    Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

  • Mental Health Woes Raise Odds for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
    Study found that young people with psychiatric illness are more likely to be prescribed these drugs

  • Financial Worries Add to Cancer Patients' Burden
    Caregivers also affected by concerns over bills, possible bankruptcy, study finds

  • Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors
    Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

  • Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report
    But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

  • Spider-Phobes May Get Quick Relief
    Single therapy session produced significant benefits, study says

  • Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry
    Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

  • Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions
    And this psychological component may make it harder to control the blood-sugar disorder, experts say

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis
    Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

  • Taking Away Car Keys Can Be Tough for Older Drivers
    For some, the end of driving triggers depression, anxiety, loneliness, expert says

  • Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
    Tendency to worry may have evolved along with intelligence in humans, researchers say

  • Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies' Sleep
    Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests

  • Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats
    Small study finds feeling anxious heightens the ability to detect potentially threatening odors

  • Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors
    But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems
    Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

  • Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes
    Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

  • Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days
    Those with more bothersome symptoms are less productive at work, study finds

  • People in Poor Neighborhoods Have More Pain, Study Finds
    Blacks experience more pain, disability regardless of where they live, research shows

  • U.S. Army Suicides Rising Sharply, Study Finds
    Service in Iraq and Afghanistan appears to be the cause of increasing mental-health problems

  • Narcotic Painkillers Another Threat to Traumatized War Vets: Study
    Those with mental health issues more likely to be prescribed highly addictive meds, research shows

  • Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought
    Psychiatric changes persist after period starts for women with condition known as PMDD, study says

  • Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life
    Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

  • Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: Study
    Warped perception of size of feared objects may foster avoidance

  • Laughing in the Face of Dental Fear May Ease Worries
    For those who hate going to the dentist, thinking positively, joking with dental staff relieved stress, studies say

  • 'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis
    As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffers Mental Ills: Report
    But, lack of insurance blocks many from treatment, experts say

  • Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study
    Responses were positive, supportive when adolescents went online with social problems

  • Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients
    Men who listened to Bach with headphones during procedure seemed less stressed, study says

  • Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds
    Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

  • Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically
    Study found some depression, anxiety in those with congenital disfigurement

  • Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade
    And that can cause people to feel isolated, afraid -- and even forgo treatments

  • Music May Help Ease Pain for Anxious People
    By engaging the mind, melodies compete with pain pathways, researchers say

  • Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems
    Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

  • Medicaid Spending for Depression Rose in Past Decade
    Improvements in quality of care less impressive, study found

  • Surviving Holiday Parties When You Have Social Anxiety
    Psychologist offers tips on making a good impression

  • Racism's Mental Toll May Explain Some Health Disparities
    Psychological responses to racism among U.S. blacks similar to those associated with trauma, study finds

  • Meditation Can 'Turn Off' Regions of the Brain
    Brain imaging shows experienced meditators can prevent their minds from wandering

  • Gene Linked to Separation Anxiety
    Researchers studied children with two rare genetic disorders

  • Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Turn Off Anxious Viewers
    Neurotic smokers more likely to avoid messages about health threats, study says

  • BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls
    Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

  • Afraid to Do the Math?
    Study suggests it's negative emotions, not lack of skill, that cause some to struggle

  • Long-Term Unemployment Can Tax Mental Health
    Even in resilient people, six months' unemployment has psychological impact, research shows

  • Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide
    Stress linked to the disaster is probable culprit, researchers say

  • Social Phobia in Teens Goes Beyond Shyness
    Survey results negate common beliefs about this disabling condition

  • Why Johnny Won't Go to School
    Kids plagued by physical complaints on weekdays may have a 'school avoidance' problem

  • Researchers Assess What Works Best to Prevent PTSD
    Psychotherapies may outperform an antidepressant, experts say

  • Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds
    Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

  • Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics
    Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

  • Mental Health Disabilities in U.S. on the Rise: Study
    Findings reflect need for improved psychological services, researcher says

  • When Protecting Baby Becomes an Obsession
    Ritualistic behaviors common to moms with postpartum OCD are preventable, researchers say

  • Harassment of Black Gay and Bisexual Men Tied to Anxiety
    Discrimination, shame also play a role in high rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

  • Boorish Co-Workers Can Damage Your Home Life
    Workers who endure incivility at work go home more stressed and distracted, study finds

  • Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services
    More support needed when they make transition out of high school, researchers say

  • Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says
    Much more needs to be done to help spot those at risk and assist them, experts say

  • Troubled Teens Spotted in Routine School Screenings: Study
    Untreated mental health issues can lead to school failure, substance abuse, even suicide, researchers say

  • Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress
    Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

  • Mental Illness Affects Women, Men Differently, Study Finds
    Women tend to exhibit depression, anxiety; men may develop substance abuse, antisocial disorders

  • Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study
    Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

  • From the Couch to the Computer: A New Take on Therapy
    Patients, doctors finding benefits in hi-tech methods for psychological care

  • Music Eases Cancer Patients' Anxiety: Study
    Music may also have a positive effect on mood, pain and quality of life, study finds

  • Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class
    Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

  • Less Worry, Better Coping Seen Among Religious Folks
    Strong spirituality linked to greater tolerance of uncertainty, studies find

  • Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health
    Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

  • Violence Against Women Can Take Lifelong Toll: Study
    Research shows how rates of mental and physical illness rise, quality of life falls

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

  • Drinking Alcohol May Prolong, Not Relieve, Stress
    Stress can also change how booze makes a person feel and boost the desire for alcohol, study shows

  • Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens
    Kids who don't see a snub in every ambiguous interaction can better control their moods, study suggests

  • Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

  • Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study
    Analysis may help conquer low-intensity fear, but distraction used for stronger negative feelings

  • Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health
    Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

  • City Living Tied to More Anxiety, Mood Disorders
    German study also found higher rates of schizophrenia in urban vs. rural residents

  • Unemployment May Hit Some Harder Than Others
    Study found those able to find work between bouts of joblessness did better emotionally

  • Freedom More Important to Happiness Than Wealth, Study Finds
    Personal independence, autonomy trump money in data from more than 60 countries

  • Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin
    Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Anxiety Disorders Can Cause Physical Problems
    Here are some complications

  • Treatment for Abuse of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Tripled Over 10 Years
    Misuse of Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines is a growing problem, report finds

  • Fear of Dying During Heart Attack May Make Matters Worse
    High anxiety linked to greater inflammation, study finds

  • A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man: Study
    Museums, art galleries, ballet may enhance men's well-being even more than women's

  • Cancer Patients Benefit From Full Access to Medical Records
    Study finds it boosts their satisfaction and trust in treatment

  • For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry
    Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

  • Lactose Intolerance May Sometimes Be in the Head, Not the Gut
    Study finds some who report having it may actually have psychological disorder

  • Therapy Dogs May Help Ease Anxiety of MRI
    Patients were calmed, helping improve image quality, study says

  • Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?
    Preliminary study found those who listened to lots of tunes had raised risk

  • Stress Hormone Might Help Overcome Fear of Heights
    Cortisol plus traditional exposure therapy reduced fear response in study

  • Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy
    Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

  • Home Genetic Tests May Need Doctor's Involvement: Report
    FDA will probably make determinations on a case-by-case basis, official says

  • Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health
    First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

  • FDA Weighs Pros, Cons of Home Genetic Testing
    Agency advisers, test manufacturers convene for two-day hearing

  • Study Unravels Link Between Stress and Chronic Health Issues
    Anger, anxiety increase inflammation and disease vulnerability, researchers say

  • Stress Hormone Linked to PTSD Symptoms in Women
    Finding may lead to new ways to diagnose, treat disorder, researchers say

  • Study Finds Widespread Trauma in Wake of BP Oil Spill
    Discovery indicates need for broader outreach to victims of environmental disasters, expert says

  • 'Talk Therapy' Can Alter Brain Activity, Research Shows
    Physical changes occur in brains of social anxiety patients receiving psychotherapy

  • To Dump Bad Investments, First Focus On Your Goals
    Getting up the nerve to cut your losses can be hard to do, researchers note

  • Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says
    Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

  • Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens
    Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

  • Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load
    Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

  • Fewer Cancer Patients May Be Depressed Than Thought
    But it was common in cancer patients with other mood disorders, researchers found

  • Many U.S. Hospices Provide Alternative Therapies: Report
    Over 40% offer complementary services, such as massage, to improve end-of-life care, data shows

  • Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study
    Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

  • Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids
    Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

  • Write Your Test Stress Away
    Study found that putting fears, anxieties on paper improved student performance

  • Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay
    Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

  • Surviving the Holiday Blues
    Expert advice on coping with depression, anxiety this time of year

  • Veterans With PTSD May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    More hardening of the arteries, higher death rate in vets with the disorder, researchers find

  • Scientists Use Tarantulas to Explore Human Fear
    MRIs showed that videos of the spiders activated many different parts of the brain

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
    Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

  • Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price
    Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

  • Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education
    Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

  • Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey
    Among those who were picked on, teasing and exclusion were common, poll found

  • Depression, Anxiety May Raise Surgery Risks
    Death rate slightly higher in patients with psychiatric illness, study finds

  • Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health
    'I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,' one miner said

  • Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports
    Psychological problems may overshadow physical ones, experts say

  • Pessimistic Pooches May Be Prone to Separation Anxiety
    Dogs that could see the sunnier side of life behaved better when left alone, researchers say

  • Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression
    These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

  • 'Type D' Personality Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Problems
    Negative traits including pessimism, social inhibition appear to threaten long-term health, study finds

  • 'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme
    Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

  • 'Magic Mushroom' Hallucinogen Might Help Cancer Patients
    Study found it eased anxieties, lifted spirits in those with advanced disease

  • Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines
    Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

  • New College Students Urged to Confront Their Social Anxiety
    Understanding fears is the first step in conquering them, expert advises

  • Migraine With Aura Linked to Small Rise in Heart, Stroke Risks
    Experts say individual risk is low, more research is needed

  • Out of Work May Mean Out of Sorts
    Mental health takes a beating with economic downturn

  • Jobless and Stressed but Holding Out Hope
    People struggle to cope with unemployment

  • Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival
    Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

  • Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
    Improved connections in areas regulating emotions become clear after 11 hours of training, scans show

  • Brain Research May Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Young
    Study in monkeys could lead to treatments for vulnerable kids

  • Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care
    Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

  • Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men's Lives, Study Suggests
    Growing up in environments where males outnumber females linked to 3 months less life span

  • Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
    Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

  • Health Tip: Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Taking to the Stage to Battle Mental Illness
    Theater as therapy can work for many patients, experts say, enlightening audiences along the way

  • Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
    Small study finds the psychedelic drug may help, but safety issues remain

  • Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children
    Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

  • Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study
    Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

  • Health Tip: When Kids Have Separation Anxiety
    Here's a list of classic symptoms

  • Biofeedback May Help Combat Stage Fright
    Following training, musicians' anxiety decreased and their performance improved, researchers say

  • Coffee's Jolt Just an Illusion?
    Study finds regular drinkers need it simply to return to normal state of alertness

  • Suicide Risk May Be Higher in Senior Facilities
    But recent life losses may underlie the worrisome numbers, researchers say

  • Major Depression Often Follows Brain Injury
    Patients, including many veterans, are at 8 times the risk after head trauma, study finds

  • Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughter's Stress
    Her voice works as well as a hug in regulating hormones in girls' brains, study finds

  • Many Americans Say Stigma of Mental Illness Is Fading
    New survey links this to an openness among friends, family members and celebrities about their own struggles

  • Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders
    But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

  • More Family Support Can Raise Fears For Some Elderly
    In British study, anxieties over dying rose among older people cared for in minority households

  • Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
    For fearful patients, ancient therapy could help, study suggests

  • Health Tip: If You Have Symptoms of Panic Attack
    Here's what they may feel like

  • Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
    Listening to relaxing tunes might be more cost-effective, researchers add

  • Survey May Help Docs Diagnose Mood Disorders
    It identified anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder in most cases, study finds

  • Psychotherapy Can Help People With Lupus Cope
    After 10 sessions, anxiety, depression and stress lessened, researchers say

  • Bans on Same-Sex Marriage May Affect Mental Health
    Where voters prohibited gays from marrying, psychiatric disorders escalated, researchers find

  • People With Asthma More Likely to Be Depressed
    Study finds rates of psychological distress twice as high in those with airway disease

  • Exercise Can Quiet Anxiety That Comes With Illness
    Symptoms fall 20 percent among people with chronic health woes, study finds

  • Anxiety Disorder Patients Process Emotions Differently
    MRI scans show abnormal brain activity, researchers say

  • Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
    Study finds that headache frequency affects finances and overall health

  • Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood
    Scientists working with mice identify delay in key brain circuitry

  • Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis
    Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

  • Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
    Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more

  • Workers Fear Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care
    Employers urged to do more to remove barriers to treatment

  • Scientists Read Brain's Magnetic Fields to Spot PTSD
    Test identified those with the disorder 90% of the time

  • Cutting Parkinson's Drug Dose Linked to Withdrawal Effects
    Decreased use of dopamine agonists can lead to difficult symptoms in patients, study finds

  • Witnesses to Bullying May Suffer Most of All
    Students who saw others abused were most likely to report mental distress, study finds

  • New Theory Emerges on Darwin's Illness
    Vomiting syndrome made him a recluse at times, researcher says

  • How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On
    Expert offers tips for coping with common scenarios

  • Memories That Make Your Heart Race Can Be Defanged
    Discovery may help people with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Lead Exposure May Affect Mental Health
    As levels increase, so does depression, anxiety and panic disorder, study finds

  • Lead Exposure May Affect Mental Health
    As levels increase, so does depression, anxiety and panic disorder, study finds

  • Fear of Anxiety May Lead to Depression
    Some become so worried about what might happen that they develop other symptoms, researchers find

  • Stifled Anger at Work Doubles Men's Risk for Heart Attack
    More open on-the-job interaction might ease the problem, researchers say

  • Depression May Up Death Risk to That of Smoking
    Expert says findings support link between mental and physical health

  • Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At
    After witnessing a sneeze, people worry more about flu, heart attacks, accidents and crime, study finds

  • Can a Bad Boss Make You Sick?
    Study ties poor supervisors to higher odds for heart attack

  • After Age 55, Workplace Stress Seems to Decline
    Changing priorities may play a role, but expert urges employers to take heed

  • Exposure to Holocaust May Have Raised Cancer Risks
    Survivors offer clues to the impact of severe physical, psychosocial suffering, researchers say

  • World Trade Center Workers Have More Cases of Acid Reflux
    Study shows they have doubled risk of GERD, may be linked to mental fallout

  • Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
    Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's
    Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

  • Troubled Minds Can Mean Wider Waistlines
    Repeat episodes of anxiety, depression tied to weight gain, study finds

  • Hairstylists Often Privy to Older Clients' Health Issues
    Some see chance to steer them towards local elder services, report suggests

  • Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
    Treating emotional problems early could improve long-term health, researchers say

  • Treating Workers' Mental Woes May Boost Productivity
    But not treating problems resulted in roughly same outcome, research shows

  • Trauma From Iraq Could Alter Veterans' Brains
    Attention, memory in soldiers with PTSD still suffered a year after return from combat, researchers say

  • Depressed Teens Continue to Suffer
    Those with mild depression more likely to suffer major episode later, researchers say

  • Non-Drinkers More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed
    Teetotalers may experience social exclusion, have health problems, study suggests

  • Young Animals May Be Able to Erase Bad Memories
    It's not clear humans could do the same, researchers say

  • Fear of Job Loss May Be Worse Than Loss Itself
    Workers who constantly worried reported poorer health overall, study shows

  • Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax
    Simple steps can lessen stress when children get overwhelmed, experts say

  • Web-Based Psychotherapy Can Work
    Finding could help bring treatment to thousands who need it, experts say

  • Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors
    Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

  • Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance
    But Americans surveyed also expect meds to relieve stress, personal troubles, researchers caution

  • Most Not Worried by Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy
    Little anxiety noted in survey of men who opt out of aggressive treatment

  • Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk
    A look at the relatives reveals clues about course of illness, prognosis, research shows

  • Anti-Smoking Drugs Get FDA 'Black-Box' Warning
    Reports link Chantix and Zyban to risk of psychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts

  • Anxiety-Prone People Find Distractions Hard to Ignore
    Trouble concentrating may add to stress levels, researcher says

  • Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart
    Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

  • Health Tip: Soothing Separation Anxiety
    Suggestions to help your child

  • Postpartum Anxiety May Delay Puberty in Kids
    In animal study, hormonal changes in pregnancy have long-term impact

  • Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
    Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

  • Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked
    Study of twins finds those with depression have trouble sleeping

  • Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly
    Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says

  • Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids
    Many more cases have not been identified, U.S. health officials say

  • Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms
    Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

  • Study Challenges Link Between Panic Attacks, PTSD
    Findings suggest many factors contribute to stress disorder, not just fear during trauma

  • FDA Panel Snubs Seroquel as 1st Choice Depression Treatment
    Safety concerns mean the drug should only be used when other medications don't work, advisers say

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People
    The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds

  • Psychotherapy Can Ease Post-Surgical Depression
    Two techniques worked for patients after heart bypass procedures, study finds

  • U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health
    Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

  • Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women
    Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest

  • Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression
    Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

  • Stress May Speed Melanoma Progression
    But certain heart drugs may help counter the effect, researchers say

  • Report Urges Broader Effort to Stem Emotional Disorders in Youth
    Mental health tab costs U.S. about $247 billion a year, experts say

  • Job Losses Carry High 'Stress Tag'
    Battered economy exacts emotional toll on unemployed, families, even those still working

  • Plan Hopes to ID Early Halt in Reproductive Function
    Guidelines could diagnose primary ovarian insufficiency in women under 40

  • Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others
    Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies

  • Tweaking Hormones Might Ease Chronic Stress
    New method could help treat depression, other disorders, researchers say

  • Antidepressant Eases Anxiety in Older Adults
    Other SSRIs would probably be equally effective, researchers report

  • Positive Outlook Cuts Chances of Dementia
    New research suggests relaxed, outgoing people less likely to get Alzheimer's

  • Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety
    Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

  • Newer Antipsychotics Pose Cardiac Risk: Study
    Patients advised to avoid the drugs in some cases

  • How to Cope When Illness Doesn't Take a Holiday Break
    Stress-relieving tips may help young and old alike

  • Quitting Smoking Tougher on Women
    If pounds add up, some get nervous and start puffing again, study says

  • Depression, Anxiety Hinder Quality of Life After Stroke
    Rehab efforts should focus on coping styles to boost outcomes, study says

  • Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior
    Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

  • Panic Disorder Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease
    Researchers not sure whether one causes the other, or one is mistaken for the other

  • Panic Disorder Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease
    Researchers not sure whether one causes the other, or one is mistaken for the other

  • Bad Bosses Are Hard on the Heart
    Study ties work woes to fatal cardiovascular events in men

  • Debt-Linked Stress May Spur Premature Delivery
    But many other forms of anxiety don't affect timing of birth, study finds

  • Anxiety Linked to Heart Attack Can Raise Death Risk
    The psychological toll appears to shorten lives, study finds

  • Combo Treatment Best for Anxiety Disorder in Kids
    Zoloft, cognitive behavior therapy also work well alone, study finds

  • Children as Young as 4 Can Develop OCD
    Full-blown obsessive symptoms seen in both younger, older children, study finds

  • Economic Crisis Takes Toll on Emotional Health
    Experts seeing more cases of sleeplessness, anxiety, but they offer tips for coping

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths
    But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

  • Stress, Anxiety Worsen Response to Allergens
    Delayed reactions also occur in allergic asthma, can be life-threatening, study says

  • Gene Variant May Predispose Some to Anxiety
    Shown unpleasant pictures, they had exaggerated 'startle' response that was hard to turn off

  • Loud Music in Bars Hastens Drinking
    French researchers say blasting tunes makes patrons down more alcohol in less time

  • 'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers
    Parents who rant at kids' sporting events let ego get in the way, study says

  • Anxiety, Shyness May Be Long-Lasting Traits
    Brain mechanism present early in life predisposes people to worry, study finds

  • Overtime Work Tied to Anxiety, Depression
    Rates were higher among less-skilled and those with lower incomes, study finds

  • Pursuit of Females Dates Way, Way Back
    Skeletal findings suggest men fighting over women took place even in prehistoric times.

  • PTSD High Among Witnesses to 9/11
    One in 8 NYC residents near scene affected years later, with those injured suffering most

  • Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
    Brazilian study finds 36% reduction in time awake and a drop in anxiety levels

  • Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
    They're more likely to smoke, abuse drugs, alcohol, study finds

  • Exposure Therapy Effective in Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress
    It eased anxiety, corrected belief that reliving memories must be avoided, study concludes

  • Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies
    Study finds no negative impact on children's cognitive development

  • 'Worry' Spot in Brain Found
    But anxiety could be helpful in long run, researchers note

  • 15 Million Americans Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder
    Condition keeps them from having friends and mates, survey shows

  • Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids
    And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

  • Mother-Child Bond Affects Quality of Conflict Resolution
    Security determined outcome of 'terrible 2s' battles but not frequency, study suggests

  • Antipsychotic Drugs of Little Benefit to Alzheimer's Patients
    They offered some relief, but results were not statistically significant

  • Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis
    Hope is that Acomplia might help fight coronary disease

  • Anxiety Helps Elderly Women Live Longer
    But stress linked to shorter life for men, study finds

  • Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts
    Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

  • Possible Reason for Rimonabant's Side Effects Discovered
    Weight-loss drug not approved in U.S. may block brain receptor among some users

  • Stress Can Help Trigger Stroke
    Study found a clear association, but no such link for depression

  • When Worry Consumes You
    Do you fret about everything around the clock? There is help you can get.

  • Marijuana Use Among MS Patients Raises Risk for Cognitive, Mood Problems
    Study found slowed information-processing, increase in depression, anxiety

  • PTSD a Risk Factor for Long-Term Disease
    Study finds trauma disorder as good a marker for health status as common chronic ills

  • 9/11 Exposure Linked to Behavior Trouble in Kids
    Preschoolers living near the World Trade Center had sleeplessness, other problems, study shows

  • Health Tip: Extreme Shyness
    Warning signs of social anxiety disorder

  • Rate of Traumatic Stress Triples Among U.S. Troops
    Steep rise from 2001 to 2006 in those seeing active combat, study finds

  • Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk
    Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

  • Relatives of Parkinson's Patients at Higher Psychiatric Risk
    This suggests a link between the illness and depression, anxiety disorders, researchers say

  • Women Who Stay Religious Less Likely to Have Anxiety Disorder
    But study also shows men who practice faith less in adulthood more likely to avoid depression

  • Happy Marriage Eases Wife's Workday Tension
    But marriage quality had no effect on working men's stress, study found

  • 'Easy Does It' Eases Holiday Stress
    Take time to relax and keep hassles in perspective, experts advise

  • Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness
    The two conditions often occur together, scientists note

  • Many Katrina Survivors Suffered Psychological Symptoms
    Mood, anxiety disorders hit almost half of New Orleans residents in months after the disaster, study found

  • Meditation a Quick Fix for Stress
    Small study involving Chinese undergraduates showed significant benefit

  • Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women
    Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect

  • Mental Health Woes Strike Half of Cancer Patients
    Listening to patients is key to helping them feel better, researchers say

  • Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
    1 in 5 report symptoms of anxiety, depression once back home

  • Stress Linked to Memory Decline
    Worry, anxiety or depression may lead to mild cognitive impairment, study says

  • Yoga May Help Treat Depression, Anxiety Disorders
    Brain scans showed boost in valuable brain chemical, study says

  • Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Under-Recognized
    And only about 40% of patients receive proper meds, study finds

  • Migraines Can Signal Psychiatric Woes in Returning Iraq Vets
    Headache sufferers twice as prone to PTSD or depression, study finds

  • Teens With Migraines at Greater Risk of Suicide
    Almost half have at least one psychiatric disorder, study finds

  • Some People Find Angry Expressions Rewarding
    Study finds those with high testosterone levels get enjoyment from provocative teasing

  • Anxiety Rising on U.S. College Campuses
    More students seeking help for OCD, PTSD, other woes, survey finds

  • High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11
    Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

  • Social Stress May Kill Off New Brain Cells
    Rat finding suggests link between anxiety, depression

  • Puberty-Linked Anxieties May Lead to Panic Disorder
    Raised sensitivity to body changes can make teens more prone to worry, study suggests

  • Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever
    Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

  • PTSD Diagnosed More in Women
    Different responses to trauma might explain disparity, study suggests

  • No Direct Link Between Anxiety, Pregnancy Outcomes
    Women with symptoms have no increased risk for birth complications, researchers say

  • Distress: The Sixth Vital Sign?
    Meeting the emotional needs of patients is mandatory, cancer expert says

  • Lower Income May Mean Higher Stress
    Study shows anxiety, other woes rise as paychecks get smaller

  • When Worry Gets in the Way of Life
    General anxiety disorder can be treated with drugs, therapy

  • Hormone May Help Control Unwarranted Fears
    Cortisol interferes with retrieval of emotionally charged memories, study suggests

  • Anorexia Might Have Genetic Link
    Anxious or depressed children could be at risk for the eating disorder, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Separation Anxiety Doesn't Have to Go On and On
    Here's how to make it less painful for your child

  • Epilepsy Surgery Eases Depression, Anxiety: Study
    It's typically performed on patients whose disorder can't be controlled by drugs

  • Katrina Leaves Widespread Depression in Her Wake
    Aftermath includes host of mental-health problems, including anxiety, insomnia -- even suicide

  • Depression Often Untreated in Heart Patients
    Cardiologists need to spot warning signs, arrange for help, study suggests

  • Gene Tied to Depression, Anxiety
    One variation may disrupt stress circuitry, researchers find

  • Refugees More Likely to Suffer PTSD
    Those in Western nations were 10 times more susceptible than general population

  • Test Pressure Toughest on Smartest
    Anxiety can cause brainy types to lose their edge, study shows

  • British Medical Journal Retracts Part of Its Prozac Story
    Says Eli Lilly documents were not missing for 10 years

  • Depression Intensifies From One Generation to the Next
    Children with family history more than twice as likely to develop mood disorders, study finds

  • Heart Health Tied to Social, Psychological Factors
    Studies find several factors outside the body

  • 9/11 Hit Job-Stressed Women Hardest
    They were more likely to feel anxious, drink too much, researchers found

  • Cigarette Smokers Face Host of Problems
    Many have psychiatric disorders, abuse other substances, study finds

  • Baby Mice on Antidepressants Grow Up Depressed
    Study finds they also develop anxiety when given generic Prozac

  • Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble
    Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

  • Laughter Breaks Ice During Psychotherapy
    Shared experience forms bond between therapist and patient

  • Mental Health Plays Part in Marital Bliss
    Dissatisfaction with marriage tied to how depressed, anxious each spouse is

  • Part of Brain That Extinguishes Fears Found
    Could lead to new therapy for anxiety disorders, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Treating More Kids With Behavioral Problems
    Yet they often don't feel qualified to do so, study finds

  • Protein Found to Regulate Sleep, Anxiety
    Brain peptide may be target for new drugs to treat insomnia, ADHD

  • A Troubling Return for Iraq Vets
    Wired and tired combatants often overwhelmed by stress of war

  • Substance Abuse, Mental Woes Strike 1 in 10
    Study recommends each should be treated separately