Anxiety DisordersInfo Center

New Treatment for OCD
Compulsive checking, a behavior related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), can lead to debilitating behavior. Current treatments and therapies have low success rates, but some are taking a new approach.
The Negative Consequences of Materialism
We have all heard that money doesn’t buy happiness, but this old adage may have more truth to it than you think. In fact, recent findings suggest consumerism and materialistic tendencies actually decrease happiness.
Anxiety, Depression and Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass may change the way the body processes selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRI ). This change in processing may result in returning anxiety and depression symptoms in the first month after gastric bypass.
Meditate the Pain Away
Those with hectic or stressful jobs may find themselves overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or stress. Now, scientists are measuring the possible mental health benefits of secular meditation programs.
PTSD Wears Genes
Those who have undergone an extreme and traumatic experience sometimes develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But what determines who will and who will not? New findings may hold the key to the answer.
Computer Based Anxiety Treatment for Kids
A computer-based anxiety treatment for children reduced anxiety symptoms after four weeks. This new treatment strategy may be a good fit for children of the digital age.
What Role do Genes Play in PTSD?
A young couple driving home from a night out suddenly is hit from oncoming traffic by a drunk driver. Their car is totaled, but they luckily escape serious injury.
PANS: New Psychiatric Condition in Kids
In some cases, symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can occur suddenly and without explanation. There needs to be a criteria for a new form of OCD, say researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Long-term Effects of Chronic Stress
Prolonged periods of stress can have negative effects on the human body - but the extent of these effects is still being explored. New data suggests that chronic stress may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Kappa Kappa Opioid Receptor
Opioid receptors in the brain are the target of many legal and illegal drugs, from hospital anesthetics to heroin. Until recently the details of these important receptors has been somewhat of a mystery.