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  1. Chronic Stress May Boost Anxiety

    April 17, 2006 -- Being stressed out for a long period of time might increase anxiety, a new study shows. The study, published in Behavioral Neuroscience, lays some of the blame on stress hormones. Those stress hormones -- such as cortisol and corticotropin-releasing hormone -- can help respond to a

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  2. Anxiety Disorders May Up Physical Woes

    Oct. 23, 2006 -- Anxiety disorders may make certain physical health problems more likely, a new study shows. Anxiety disorders "should be considered an important public health problem," write the researchers. They included Jitender Sareen, MD, FRCPC, of Canada's University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. I

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  3. Panic Disorder Often Undertreated

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- Many people with panic disorder may not be getting top-notch treatment from their primary care doctors. So say Peter Roy-Byrne, MD, and colleagues in The Lancet. Roy-Byrne works in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department at the University of Washington School of Medicine

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  4. Is Dread Driving Your Decisions?

    May 4, 2006 -- Dread may drive decision-making, but you may be able to regain control of the steering wheel. Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns, MD, PhD, and colleagues gave mild foot shocks to 32 people in an experiment about dread. "Some individuals dreaded the outcome so much that, whe

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  5. Study Links Anxiety, Nervousness to Suicide

    Aug. 10, 2005 -- In a Swedish study, people who reported feeling anxious and nervous were more likely to attempt suicide in the next five to 10 years. The study included more than 34,500 men and women living in Sweden. Researchers asked if they were bothered by anxiety, nervousness, or uneasiness --

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  6. Fewer Panic Attacks With Talk Therapy

    March 7, 2005 -- People get fewer panic attacks when they get talk therapy as well as drug treatment. The therapy -- a simplified version of a psychotherapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT -- took only six, hour-long sessions over 12 weeks. Since many panic-attack patients do not ever s

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  7. Phobias May Put Women's Hearts at Risk

    Feb. 1, 2005 -- Women who suffer from anxiety disorders may be more likely to die of heart disease than other women without such fears and anxieties, according to a new study. Researchers found that women with high levels of anxiety from phobias and other persistent sources of anxiety had a 59% high

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  8. Social Phobia? Drugs, Therapy Work Equally Well

    Oct. 4, 2004 -- For relief from social phobia, antidepressants or talk therapy will work equally well. Combining the therapies, however, does not provide any greater benefit, new research shows. In the U.S., social phobia is a widespread problem -- one that leads to suicide attempts, numerous health

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  9. How to Maximize Life Satisfaction

    Aug. 18, 2004 -- Want a more satisfying life? Overcoming any depression you may feel and improving your outlook on life might make the difference, researchers say. Depression and positive emotions and cheerfulness are the personality traits that most influence life satisfaction, report Canadian psyc

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  10. New Insights on Anxiety, Sleep Disorders

    Aug. 18, 2004 -- Millions of people are affected by anxiety and sleep disorders. Now, researchers may be one step closer to understanding -- and eventually resolving -- these complicated conditions after studying a newly discovered brain protein.   The protein is called neuropeptide S, and it "poten

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