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14 Nov

Meditation Works as Well as Medication for Anxiety, New Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation classes reduced anxiety symptoms as well as a popular drug used to treat anxiety disorders, researchers say.

27 Sep

Anxiety During Pregnancy May Lead to Early Delivery, New Study Finds

Women who experience pregnancy-related anxiety are more likely to give birth prematurely, researchers say.

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05 Dec
'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

Finally, more than two years into the pandemic, Americans are sleeping better.

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found t...

29 Nov
Long COVID Often Brings Another Issue: Stigma

Long COVID Often Brings Another Issue: Stigma

People with long COVID deal with months or years of punishing fatigue, mind-numbing brain fog or a frightening fight to take each and every breath.

But they can also face the skepticism of others, a new study finds -- employers and doctors questioning whether they're rea...

29 Nov
Relax, a Little Stress Might Be Good for You

Relax, a Little Stress Might Be Good for You

If holiday demands get you frazzled, you can take heart from a new study: When it comes to stress, a little is good.

“The bad outcomes of stress are pretty clear and not new,” said Assaf Oshri<...

24 Nov
Transgender Youth Much More Likely to Have Troubled Sleep

Transgender Youth Much More Likely to Have Troubled Sleep

Transgender youth are more likely than others to experience sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, and researchers now recommend these young people be screened for sleep problems.

“Transgender and gender-nonconforming identity may precede mental health disor...

23 Nov
Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

The kids aren't alright.

Up to 1 in 5 children in the United States has a mental health condition, but only about half of those who need mental health care are now receiving it. What's more, suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. kids and teens, and...

16 Nov
Suicide Rates Declining for White Americans, But Not for Minorities

Suicide Rates Declining for White Americans, But Not for Minorities

In a finding that illustrates just how deeply racial disparities permeate the U.S. health care system, a new government report finds that suicide rates dipped slightly among white Americans wh...

16 Nov
Demand for Mental Health Care Has U.S. Psychologists Overwhelmed: Survey

Demand for Mental Health Care Has U.S. Psychologists Overwhelmed: Survey

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, a mental health crisis persists, a nationwide survey of U.S. psychologists reveals.

And growing demand for help with depression, anxiety and substance use issues means many psychologists across the United States are unable to take ...

14 Nov
Illinois Study Shows Big Jump in Suicide-Linked ER Visits by Teens

Illinois Study Shows Big Jump in Suicide-Linked ER Visits by Teens

Illinois has seen a recent surge in the number of kids arriving in the emergency room for suicidal thoughts -- both during and shortly before the pandemic, according to a new study.

Among kids ages 5 to 19, ER visits for suicidal thoughts rose by 59% across the state bet...

10 Nov
Mindfulness Program Equals Antidepressants in Easing Anxiety Disorders

Mindfulness Program Equals Antidepressants in Easing Anxiety Disorders

A new study harnesses the power of mindfulness to help overanxious people calm themselves -- and the benefit may equal the use of an antidepressant, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Olga Cannistraro said practicing mind...

04 Nov
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Leave Smokers Agitated, Study Finds

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Won't Leave Smokers Agitated, Study Finds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to minimally addictive levels, but there's been concern that the drop in nicotine could exacerbate anxieties in smokers who might already battle mood issues.

However, a

27 Oct
Stress-Relief Programs Often Rely on Dogs. What About Cats?

Stress-Relief Programs Often Rely on Dogs. What About Cats?

Universities sometimes offer "Pet Your Stress Away" events offering a chance to relax while gently patting the head and stroking the back of a calm dog.

But some people are more interested in interacting with cats than dogs, according to a

17 Oct
Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up After ER Visit

Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up After ER Visit

When teens and young adults go to the emergency room or are hospitalized for critical mental health issues a staggering number are not receiving quick follow-up care, new U.S. research finds.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts looked at more than 100,00...

14 Oct
Study Debunks Theory That Depressed People Are Just More 'Realistic'

Study Debunks Theory That Depressed People Are Just More 'Realistic'

Some people believe in the idea of “depressive realism” — that depressed people are just more realistic than others about how much they control their lives. But a new study upends that theory.

The idea has been around for about four decades, ever since a 1979 stud...

13 Oct
Lifetime of Stress Tied to Big Rise in Cancer Risk

Lifetime of Stress Tied to Big Rise in Cancer Risk

Over time, men and women under chronic stress face a significantly higher risk that they will die as a result of cancer, a new study warns.

The finding comes from...

12 Oct
Screen Kids 8 and Older for Anxiety, Expert Panel Recommends

Screen Kids 8 and Older for Anxiety, Expert Panel Recommends

Children aged 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ...

12 Oct
Fears of Robots Taking Jobs Are Common, But May Be Unrealistic

Fears of Robots Taking Jobs Are Common, But May Be Unrealistic

As some workplaces have added robots to the crew, workers in the United States and parts of Asia are feeling uneasy.

Concerns about robots also happen even in industries where they're not used yet, according to new re...

11 Oct
Family Meals Together Ease Stress, Survey Confirms

Family Meals Together Ease Stress, Survey Confirms

Experts have long suggested that family dinners serve up many health benefits.

Now, a new survey from the American Heart Association backs that up: An overwhelming 91% ...

10 Oct
Americans Are Prioritizing Mental Health, With New 988 Hotline There to Help

Americans Are Prioritizing Mental Health, With New 988 Hotline There to Help

As the 988 crisis line debuts across the United States, a new Harris Poll shows that Americans are ready to make mental health and suicide prevention a top priority.

Over eight in 10 adults now believe ...

05 Oct
Severe Food Allergies Can Traumatize Kids, But New Program Helps Ease Fears

Severe Food Allergies Can Traumatize Kids, But New Program Helps Ease Fears

For a young child with life-threatening food allergies "the world looks like a minefield," a New Jersey mother says.

It's a stress-filled landscape that financial adviser Amy Leis knows all too well. Her daughter Zoe was just a few months old when she suffered her first ...

29 Sep
Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Perceptive Pooches Can Smell Your Stress

Everyone knows dogs have a keen sense of smell, but now researchers have discovered they can even smell stress in the breath and sweat of humans.

"Dogs possess an incredible sense of sme...

27 Sep
Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Anxiety During Pregnancy Could Mean Earlier Delivery

Too much anxiety isn't good for anyone, but a new study suggests it is particularly perilous for pregnant women because it can raise the chances of their ...

20 Sep
Task Force Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65

Task Force Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65

In what amounts to a public acknowledgement that anxiety disorders have run rampant during the pandemic, an influential expert panel is

13 Sep
Pot Use in Early Pregnancy Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues in Kids

Pot Use in Early Pregnancy Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues in Kids

Using marijuana after the first weeks of pregnancy is linked to mental health issues in children that linger well into early adolescence, a new study shows.

Exposure to cannabis after ...

12 Sep
Could You Spot the Signs of Suicide Risk?

Could You Spot the Signs of Suicide Risk?

Recognizing the signs that someone is considering suicide could help save a life.

"Emergency physicians see many people who are struggling silently wit...

08 Sep
Stress Before COVID Infection Could Raise Odds for Long COVID

Stress Before COVID Infection Could Raise Odds for Long COVID

As scientists around the world investigate why long COVID strikes some and not others, a new study finds that suffering psyc...

07 Sep
Nearly 1 in 4 Young U.S. Adults Sought Mental Health Care During Pandemic

Nearly 1 in 4 Young U.S. Adults Sought Mental Health Care During Pandemic

The stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to a significant jump in the number of young American adults seeking help for mental health woes, new data shows.

Between 2019 and 2...

04 Sep
Oral Surgery on Your Calendar? Expert Offers Tips to Ease Anxiety

Oral Surgery on Your Calendar? Expert Offers Tips to Ease Anxiety

If you're planning to have oral surgery, be prepared, not scared, an expert suggests — and stay off YouTube.

“I tell all of my patients, ‘The more you know, the better it's going to be.' As health professionals, we're not trying to scare patients with information; ...

02 Sep
'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

Up to 9% of American teens say they've engaged in what's known as "digital self-harm" -- anonymously posting negative comments about themselves on social media.

As is the case with acts of physical self-harm such as cutting, this "virtual" self-harm is associated with a ...

24 Aug
'News Addiction' Is Common and Can Harm Your Mental Health

'News Addiction' Is Common and Can Harm Your Mental Health

From the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of monkeypox to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, school shootings and devastating wildfires, there's been no lack of doom and gloom lately, and many folks are glued to the news.

For more than 16% of people, however, compulsive ne...

24 Aug
Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

What your kids eat for breakfast and where they eat it could matter for their social and emotional health.

That's the upshot of a new nationwide study from Spain that conclu...

18 Aug
Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnancy Can Be Anxious Time for Women With Epilepsy

Pregnant women with epilepsy battle anxiety and depression more often than their peers who aren't pregnant or don't have epilepsy, a new study reveals.

"The good news is we did not find that pregnant women with epilepsy were any more likely to have episodes of

17 Aug
Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists' Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Amid a stark shortage of psychiatric beds that only worsened for millions suffering from mental illnesses during the pandemic, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is rolling out a new model that can help communities determine exactly how many beds they need.

Havi...

16 Aug
Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

A new study of U.S. military veterans reveals they are more comfortable getting help for physical ills than for mental health issues.

"The majority of participants indicated they would be willing to seek treatment for both physical and mental health problems. However, th...

15 Aug
Unpaid Time Off Work Rose 50% During Pandemic

Unpaid Time Off Work Rose 50% During Pandemic

U.S. workers without paid leave lost out on an estimated $28 billion in wages during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

The ...

08 Aug
Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

Fewer Smokers Tried to Quit During COVID Pandemic

Fewer people tried to quit smoking as the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this continued for at least a year, according to a new U.S. study.

The American Cancer Society detailed pandemic smoking behavior in

05 Aug
Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could improve he...

05 Aug
Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Kids with type 1 diabetes and their closest relatives are more likely to experience mental health issues than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.

“Many clinicians assume intuitively that diabetes in a child negatively affects the mental health of bo...

03 Aug
There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

There's Stress, and Then There's 'Good Stress'

A tight deadline at work. A tough exam at school. A big vacation that requires tons of planning. A home repair that's gone awry.

These sources of

01 Aug
Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Don't be afraid of Sunday night.

Good sleep habits can ward off the so-called “Sunday scaries” — the worry about returning to work on Monday morning that keeps many folks tossing and turning on Sunday night.

A recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) ...

27 Jul
8/9 -- Study Casts Doubt on 'Chemical Imbalance' Theory of Depression

8/9 -- Study Casts Doubt on 'Chemical Imbalance' Theory of Depression

The notion that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain has become widespread among the general public.

But there's actually no hard evidence that the brain chemical

17 Jul
Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Panting Pooches: When Summer Heat Is Too Much for Your Dog

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, but when the temperatures spike or the fireworks come out, it's time to make sure your furry best friend is having just as good a time as you are.

When a

13 Jul
U.K. School Studies Find No Benefit of Mindfulness for Kids' Mental Health

U.K. School Studies Find No Benefit of Mindfulness for Kids' Mental Health

As rates of teenage anxiety and depression climb in the United States, parents and teachers are rushing to solve the mental health crisis.

Some have proposed mindfulness training

13 Jul
Can Anxiety Disorders Pass From Parent to Child?

Can Anxiety Disorders Pass From Parent to Child?

From the ongoing pandemic and the monkeypox outbreak to the charged political landscape, New York City mom and entrepreneur Lyss Stern has been increasingly anxious.

Stern worries that she will pass all of this fretting down to her 8-year-old daughter, and a new study su...

08 Jul
Inflation Has Americans' Anxiety Levels Surging: Poll

Inflation Has Americans' Anxiety Levels Surging: Poll

Nearly all Americans are worried about inflation as economic worries oust COVID-19 as the nation's top source of stress, a new poll reveals.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans (...

08 Jul
How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

Poor mental and physical health among older adults may trace back to childhood abuse, a Canadian study suggests.

The study, published online July 7 in the journal

27 Jun
Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Muting Your Phone May Cause More Stress, Not Less

Are you plagued by FOMO -- "fear of missing out"? Then silencing your smartphone may not be the stress-buster you think it is.

That's the takeaway from a new study that found many folks check their ph...

23 Jun
Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

Youth Suicide Attempts Drop in U.S. States With Hate Crime Laws

Hate crime laws that protect gay, lesbian and transgender people may have an unexpected benefit: fewer teen suicide attempts, among kids of all sexual orientations.

That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at what happened in U.S. states that enacted hate crime l...

21 Jun
Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey

Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey

While chronic stress is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke, most cat and dog owners say pets help them chill out and stay active.

A new American Heart Association (AHA) survey of 1,000 pet owners found 95% relying on their animal companions for stress relief....

16 Jun
Obamacare May Have Helped Lower Suicide Rates

Obamacare May Have Helped Lower Suicide Rates

Suicide rates are rising more slowly in states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study finds.

"Suicide is a public health problem, and our findings indicate th...

14 Jun
Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress may take a huge toll on your health, weakening your immune system and opening the door to serious illness, a new study suggests.

Traumatic events, job strain, daily stressors and discrimination may all speed aging of the

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