Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety
January 14, 2020

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By Rich Holmes
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a ...
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Study sheds light on link between cannabis, anxiety and stress
January 13, 2020
A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report.
This finding, published today in , could help explai...
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What is the autonomic nervous system?
January 10, 2020

The autonomic nervous system is a complex network of cells that controls the body's internal state. It regulates and supports many different internal processes, often outside of a person's conscious awareness.

This article will expl...
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Veterans' Study Shows Genetic Origins of Anxiety
January 10, 2020

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FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New research involving the DNA of 200,000 U.S. veterans suggests that there really is such a thing as a "worry gene."
Researchers have identified six genetic var...
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Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?
January 8, 2020

Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious.

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Some surprisingly good news about anxiety
January 7, 2020
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors associated with recovery. A new University of Toronto study investigated three levels of recovery in a large, representative sample of more than 2,000 Canadians with a history of gene...
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Study of veterans details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression
January 7, 2020
A massive genomewide analysis of approximately 200,000 military veterans has identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety, researchers from Yale and colleagues at other institutions report Jan. 7 in the .
Some of the variants associated with anxiety had previously been implicated...
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What is the link between depression and anxiety?
December 24, 2019

Both depression and anxiety can be debilitating. Also, it is not unusual for these conditions to occur together. When this happens, it can be particularly challenging.
This article explores how ...
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Evolutionary changes in brain potentially make us more prone to anxiety
December 23, 2019
Neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine play crucial roles in cognitive and emotional functions of our brain. Vesicular monoamine transporter 1 (VMAT1) is one of the genes responsible for transporting neurotransmitters and regulating neuronal signaling. A research team led by Tohoku Univers...
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What to know about eco-anxiety
December 19, 2019

Eco-anxiety refers to a fear of environmental damage or ecological disaster. This sense of anxiety is largely based on the current and predicted future state of the environment and human-induced climate change.
According to a , almost 70% of peo...
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