A new study reveals how anxiety affects the decision-making process in the brain, resulting in selecting more pessimistic choices.
28.4% of people who had previously attempted suicide reported complete mental health, including being free of psychological problems for up to a year and improvements in life satisfaction spanning a month or more.
Worrying and overthinking about possible adverse events that are not immediately present to us, or allowing our minds to wander, can lead to higher levels of creativity.
A new model shows how different encounters with the police can affect population health at multiple levels.
Over 50% of people surveyed reporting they feel uneasy about returning to in-person interactions, regardless of vaccination status, following covid lockdowns. Researchers share their thoughts on how social isolation and resocialization could impact th…
Anxiety in females intensifies when there is a specific, life-relevant condition, a new study reports.
Three consecutive nights of sleep loss can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Sleep deprivation can lead to an increase in anger, frustration, and anxiety. Additionally, those who experienced sleep loss reported a change in phys…
Higher polygenetic risk scores for schizophrenia, depression, neuroticism, and alcohol use disorder are indicators for higher risk of nicotine dependence.
KNT-127 reduced anxiety-like behaviors in mice, researchers report.
Activity in the dorsal mid insular could drive different interpretations in bodily sensations in those with mental health disorders like depression, anorexia, and panic disorders.
A twenty-year study has identified an association between childhood depression and an increased risk of physical and mental health problems as adults. Researchers found those with childhood depression had a greater risk of anxiety, substance use disord…
From reflective journaling to creative prose, writing can help boost self-esteem, deepen a sense of self-control, and improve self-awareness. Writing can also help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Inexpensive, commercial video games may help those suffering from anxiety and depression to combat their symptoms. Researchers found that, in addition to conventional games, virtual reality games could help people overcome mental health problems.
Study reveals specific neurons in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex that become active when people are faced with the decision to learn or hide from information about an adverse event the person is not able to prevent.
Insomnia experienced in childhood that continues into adulthood is a strong predictor of mood and anxiety disorders, a new study reports. Persistent insomnia from childhood was associated with a 2.8% increased risk of internalizing disorders in adulthood.
A new study reveals the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind why some people find it harder to stop using antidepressants than others with depression.
A single dose of tabernanthalog (TBG), a non-hallucinogenic psychedelic analog, corrects stress-induced behavioral deficits, including anxiety and cognitive inflexibility, in mouse models. Additionally, the compound promoted neurogenesis and restores n…
Beta-sitosterol, a natural plant-derived supplement, reduced anxiety in mouse models, both in stand-alone use and in combination with Prozac.
Emotional support animals provide quantifiable benefits for people with mental health problems who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
Heart-focused anxiety raises the risk for developing other mental health disorders, a new study reports.