Researchers have identified a new target in the brain that underpins the freezing response associated with anxiety and fear. The findings could provide a new drug target for anxiety-related disorders.
Many women experienced lingering depression throughout pregnancy and postpartum, despite using SSRI antidepressants, a new study reports.
Mouse study reveals synaptic loss associated with a daily sleep-inducing dose of diazepam for several weeks leads to cognitive impairments. However, the effect was reversible after discontinuing benzodiazepine use.
People who use illicit amphetamines are at a 5-fold higher risk of developing psychosis, a new study reports.
A small-molecule metabolite produced by gut bacteria in mice, can travel to the brain and alter brain cell function, inducing anxiety behaviors.
Autistic children with traditional anxiety had significantly greater amygdala volume than children without ASD. Those with autism-distinct anxiety had significantly lower amygdala volume.
Pandemic associated risk factors for anxiety differ between men and women, researchers say. Higher anxiety in males was associated with COVID misinformation, while women's anxiety was more commonly associated with concerns about employment. Overall, the prevalence for general anxiety disorder was significantly higher in women than in men.
Rates of anxiety are higher in children and adolescents who stammer and stutter, a new study reports.
Up to 12% of adult drinkers experience anxiety during a hangover. Researchers examine how some are prone to feeling more anxious when experiencing a hangover.
Researchers identified an abnormal link between the autonomic and central nervous system via communication between the heart and parts of the prefrontal cortex in women with generalized anxiety disorder.