Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior
June 11, 2019
Researchers continue to dig for molecular clues to better understand how gene-environment interactions influence neuropsychiatric disease risk and resilience. An increasing number of studies point to a strong association between the FKBP5 gene and increased susceptibility to depression, anxiety, ...
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Weak upper and lower body physical performance associated with depression and anxiety
June 5, 2019
Physical fitness is associated with a number of key health outcomes, including heart disease, cognition, mortality, and an overall feeling of well-being. A new study from Singapore now links physical performance with mental health and emotions, suggesting that weak upper and lower body fitness ca...
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How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms
June 4, 2019
Research has shown that insulin resistance — a main characteristic of prediabetes and diabetes — is sometimes linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression. But a new study in mice has found that metformin, a diabetes drug, can fight these symptoms....
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Diabetes drug alleviates anxiety in mice
June 3, 2019
Society for Neuroscience. "Diabetes drug alleviates anxiety in mice: Findings could have implications for patients with metabolic and mental disorders." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 June 2019. <>.
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When drug treatment for social anxiety is insufficient
May 29, 2019
A Japanese study group clarified that cognitive therapy maintained its effects more than a year after the end of therapy for patients with a social anxiety disorder (SAD) even for those who did not respond to antidepressant drugs. The study was published online in the journal on May 23, 2019....
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Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?
May 29, 2019
Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have recently investigated the possible associations between conditions relating to mental health, such as depression and anxiety, and the presence of different types of allergy. Their findings, they say, should prompt scientists to pay more attention...
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Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers
May 28, 2019
The team interviewed over 1,700 people from the Augsburg area of Germany about their allergies. Led by Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Director of the University Center for Health Sciences at University Hospital Augsburg (UNIKA-T) and Professor of Environmental Medicine at TUM, the team differentiated b...
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Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety
May 21, 2019
Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths an...
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Twitter image colors and content could help identify users with depression, anxiety
May 15, 2019
Twitter users with depression and anxiety were found to be more likely to post pictures with lower aesthetic values and less vivid colors, particularly images in grayscale, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn Medicine. Additionally, they found that users tended to suppress positiv...
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Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression, anxiety, panic disorders
May 2, 2019
People who don't give up on their goals (or who get better over time at not giving up on their goals) and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression and fewer panic attacks, according to a study of thousands of Americans over the course of 18 years. Surprisingly, a sen...
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