anxiety

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Treatments and outcomes could potentially be improved if doctors could better predict who would develop PTSD. Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have
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People with anxiety-related issues can gain tremendous benefit from having a specially trained service dog. Service dogs are companion animals that help people who have physical or mental health conditions. A service dog for anxiety can provide a sense of calm, anticipate anxiety attacks, and even fetch medication for their owner. In this article, we
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Psychedelic drugs tend to have a bad reputation; they can have harmful effects and lead to addiction. Many countries regulate them heavily. Now, however, researchers ask whether such substances may be used to manage conditions such as anxiety. Can psychoactive substances help people manage symptoms linked to anxiety, trauma, and depression? The annual convention of
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  British and Canadian researchers recently investigated the possible associations between fetal exposure to maternal anxiety during pregnancy and outcomes of attentional deficits. The concept of fetal programming indicates that the woman’s environment before and during pregnancy can affect the “programming” of the growing fetus. Therefore, a prenatal environment which is less than optimal could
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