Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of anxiety, depression and premature death
March 18, 2020
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. Children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood compared with children in the general population and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depr...
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Kids who blame themselves for mom's sadness are more likely to face depression and anxiety
March 11, 2020

Kids who believe comments like this -- assuming blame for their mom's sadness or depression -- are more likely to face depression and anxiety themselves, a new study led by SMU has found.
"Although mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms face increased risk that their child...
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Gratitude interventions don't help with depression, anxiety
March 9, 2020
Go ahead and be grateful for the good things in your life. Just don't think that a gratitude intervention will help you feel less depressed or anxious.
In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed results from 27 separate studies that examined the effectiveness of...
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Teen Moms at High Risk for Depression, Anxiety
March 2, 2020

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FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As if being a teen mom isn't hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one ...
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Antianxiety and antidepressant effects from a single dose of psychedelic drug persist years later in cancer patients
January 28, 2020
Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and exis...
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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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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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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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