Anxiety DisordersInfo Center

Epilepsy Ups the Odds of Mental Health Problems
An estimated 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. New research shows that people with epilepsy may be at greater risk of having anxiety, depression, and autism. 
Not Just a Nighttime Walk in the Park
The image of aimlessly wandering sleepwalkers may conjure up fun images of zombies out of Michael Jackson's Thriller, but sleepwalking can actually indicate or cause serious problems.
Unexpected Effects of an Accident
The physical and mental effects of a major accident can be life-changing. After a visit to the hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) many people suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. In women, treatment can help.
Anxiety may Lead to Bipolar
Anxiety disorders are common in people with bipolar disorder, and having an anxiety disorder with bipolar may mean that managing bipolar symptoms is more difficult.
Sedatives Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack
After a first heart attack, patients may find they are in need of sedatives to cope with anxiety or to help them sleep. Such sedatives may actually be associated with an increased risk of another heart attack within the initial year.
Mental Health History Hurts
By mid-life many women have experienced at least one episode of major depression or anxiety. These occurrences may not seem like a big deal, but research shows that such episodes are linked with lower Quality of Life.
Lefties and Righties use Opposite Brain Halves
Whether a person is a righty or a lefty may affect how brain stimulation therapy should be targeted.  Hand dominance determines which side of the brain makes approach and defend decisions. A new study takes a look at the brain waves of right- and left-handed people when they’re asked questions about their physical motivation. This could mean that brain stimulation should be tailored to people based on their dominant hand. Before brain-stimulation therapy, tell your doctor if you’re left-handed. Under the direction of Dr. Daniel Casasanto PhD., assistant professor of psychol...
Special Needs Kids Need Love Too
Being bullied or left out can make any kid sad, but for kids who already have to deal with health problems, the lack of social support can really take an emotional toll.
Can Blood Pressure Meds Reduce PTSD?
Sometimes medicine designed for one purpose inadvertently solves a problem that is unrelated. In this case, medicine meant for controlling blood pressure may reduce symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Arthritis Anxiety
Arthritis affects an estimated 50 million people in the United States alone. Physical joint pain may not be the only negative effect, psychological disorders may accompany arthritis as well.