Anxiety Panic News & Features
Surprising Finding: Study Ties Hypochondria to Early Death
- Study Finds New Way to Stop Nail Biting, Other Repetitive Habits
July 21, 2023 — A strategy called habit replacement helped more than half the people in a research project ease repetitive habits such as nail biting, hair plucking, and skin scratching, according to a new study.
- Anxiety Medicines May Cause Neurological Problems
June 30, 2023 — More than 90% of people who took drugs commonly prescribed to treat anxiety said they had major life consequences after taking them, and they frequently reported new neurological problems, according to a new study.
- All Adults Under 65 Need Anxiety Screening, Task Force Says
June 21, 2023 — An influential task force has recommended that all adults under the age of 65 be screened for anxiety. The recommendation comes a year after the same group called for regular anxiety screening for children ages 8 and older.
- Americans Stressed, but Seeking Help: Mental Health Survey
May 1, 2023 — Post-pandemic, more people are seeking help from therapists, many for the first time, and most often to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression, according to the results of a new national mental health survey.
- What to Do if You’re Anxious About Flying
Are you anxious about flying? Learn more about what to do.
- What to Say to Someone Who’s Experiencing Anxiety
If you’re wondering what to say to someone with anxiety, here are 3 things to tell them and 3 to avoid saying.
- How to Deal With Anxiety at Work
Having anxiety at work can interfere with your career. Learn about the signs and causes of workplace anxiety, and try some of these doctor-recommended tips.
- Munn's the Word
Olivia Munn speaks out about dealing with anxiety and panic attacks.
- Dealing With Anxiety and Phobias
Afraid of closed spaces? Getting on a plane? Take control of your fears.
- Beyond 'White Coat Syndrome'
Fear of doctors, tests, or needles can hinder preventive health care.
- Conquering Fear of Public Speaking
The ABCs of giving presentations without palpitations.
- Worried Sick? Help for Hypochondria
Hypochondria is more than an active imagination -- it is a real anxiety disorder.
- Coping With Anxiety
Tip: Change What You Can, Accept the Rest
- Is It Really Depression?
Several mood disorders can cause symptoms of depression. This article tells you how depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder may sometimes seem alike, but are treated differently.
- Under Pressure: What Is a Panic Attack?
Panic attacks are truly terrifying and can happen without warning or reason, causing sudden fear and extreme nervousness for 10 minutes or more.
- Self-Injury: One Family's Story
Parents should watch for symptoms and encourage kids to get help.
- Holiday Survival for the Ultra Shy
Just because you're shy doesn't mean you have to dodge the mistletoe this holiday season.
- Alternatives for Mood Disorders
There are lots of alternative treatments for clinical depression and anxiety disorders, but you may need tried-and-true treatments.
- The Fear Factor: Phobias
From aviophobia, the fear of flying, to zelophobia, the fear of jealousy, the list of phobias that harrow the human mind runs long.
- Just Shy or Social Anxiety Disorder
People with social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, tend to be sensitive to criticism and rejection, have difficulty asserting themselves, and suffer from low self-esteem.
- Your Child and Anxiety: School Stress Starts Early
Call it pressure. Call it great expectations. Whatever its name the result is the same: school stress.
- Osteoporosis Drug May Take Edge off Anxiety
September 6, 2000 — Researchers looking into bone-building effects of the osteoporosis drug raloxifene have stumbled onto an unexpected finding: It also appears to reduce anxiety levels in some postmenopausal women.
- Is Shyness a Mental Disorder?
For a surprising number of people, social awkwardness is more than an uncomfortable anxiety. It is a mental disorder that needs to be treated.