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Inflammation-fighting foods could help you weather lockdown-induced anxiety, depression

Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and author of the new book “This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable ...
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Anxious dog? Here are some things that may be stressing your furry friend

Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly ...
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Non-addictive version of ecstasy ‘party drug’ emerges as potential treatment for PTSD, anxiety

MDMA, or ecstasy, once had the reputation of exclusively being an illicit party drug popular at raves and dance clubs ...
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Anxiety in dementia patients is often ‘overlooked, underestimated and not identified’

It’s not uncommon for people with dementia to roam around a lot and to be very restless, both day and ...
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How a fetus’s developing brain may be shaped by mom’s mental state

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy can mean a higher risk of offspring developing ADHD, depression or other conditions. Medical psychologist ...
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Adults with autism are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety

Adults with autism are more than twice as likely as neurotypical people to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a ...
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Our brains as hard drives—could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Research suggests it might one day be possible to tweak our brains -- eliminating traumatic memories or granting new skills, ...
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Sleep disturbances may make you susceptible to anxiety disorders

Studies in healthy human volunteers have shown how a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by 30%. In some participants ...
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Conquering a fear of flying by ‘retuning’ the brain’s ability to calm itself

Fear of flying, or aviophobia, is an anxiety disorder. About 40 percent of the general population reports some fear of ...
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Behavior goes ‘haywire’: How strep throat may trigger OCD, anxiety in children

[Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections, or PANDAS] is as puzzling for researchers as it is for the ...
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Anger, aches and pains: Anxiety manifests differently in men

Anxiety problems can look different in men. When people think of anxiety, they may picture the excessive worry and avoidance ...
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When meditation goes wrong: Some people find it distressing, survey shows

One of the most stereotypical relaxing things to do—meditation—may actually cause distress for some people, according to the findings of ...
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Autism often accompanied by ADHD, anxiety and other conditions

Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 ...
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‘Good Reasons for Bad Feelings’: Understanding evolution’s role in anxiety, depression and making us human

[In] the thought-provoking Good Reasons for Bad Feelings, [evolutionary] psychiatrist Randolph Nesse offers insights that radically reframe psychiatric conditions. In his ...
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Early diagnosis of children with anxiety, depression key to better treatment

Researchers wanted to see if the movements during a scary situation differed between children diagnosed with depression or anxiety and ...
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‘Bravery cells’: Courage, risky behavior, stress linked to hippocampus

According to new research, your reaction may have less to do with logically analyzing the situation and more to do ...
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Simple urine test for anxiety, depression around the corner

Depression and anxiety are not always easy to detect. … Besides being time consuming and inconvenient, diagnostic criteria are rather ...
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Depression ‘three times as common’ among adults with autism

Depression is more than three times as common among adults with autism as it is in the general population, according ...
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Searching for signs of autism in early infant behavior

Fearfulness and shyness in babies and toddlers predict features of autism at age 7, according to a new study. But ...
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LSD redux: Psychedelics may help brain functioning

Research on psychoactive drugs like LSD fell out of favor more than 40 years ago. Now, they're back and may ...