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.
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.
A significant number of people report feeling anxious when they hear their phones ring. Researchers explore why so many people experience phone call anxiety and address how to limit anxious reactions.
Recovery rates from anxiety are higher than previously believed. 7 in 10 people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder report being free of symptoms for at least a year, and 40% claim to retain excellent mental health.
Those with anxiety and depressive disorders may actively resist relaxation, especially if they are more sensitive to shifts in negative emotions.
Sertraline (Zoloft), a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, may not be as effective at treating depression within 6 weeks as previously thought. However, the drug is effective for treating anxiety symptoms.
The gut microbiome contributes to depression-like behaviors and inflammation in the ventral hippocampus, according to a new rat study. Fecal transplants from rats with lower levels of Clostridia reduced depressive behaviors and inflammation in vulnerable rodents.
Study finds a correlation between the construct of personal responsibility and an increased risk of developing OCD and generalized anxiety disorder.
Study finds some evidence of a positive link between early life anxiety and later alcohol use disorder. However, there was no consistent link between anxiety in childhood and drinking frequency or binge drinking.
Those who find it hard to cope with uncertainty over possible future threats could have an unusually large striatum, a new study reports.
According to researchers, women living in poorer areas are 60% more likely to suffer from anxiety than their more affluent peers. However, in men, there was little difference in anxiety levels.
According to researchers, mindful meditation can reduce stress hormones and inflammatory responses to stressful situations in people with GAD.