Anxiety DisordersInfo Center

Arachnophobia Smerachnophobia
Fear is the emotional response to perceived threats, of course. Some fears are logical, while others are very irrational. We all have them, but why? Your fears may alter your perception more than you think.
Children Abused Due to Perceived Sexuality
Children who are interested in activities not typical of their gender are more likely to face abuse. One in ten children is affected, and sadly, in most cases the child is abused by his or her own parents.
Nature Reduces Stress
If you don't see green when you look out the window, you're at greater risk of mental and behavioral health issues, a new study suggests.
Adult ADHD Leads to Health Problems
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric condition in children. Many believe that the symptoms of ADHD are likely to go away with age - but a new study claims otherwise.
Spare the Rod for Healthy Development
A review of twenty years worth of research reveals that physically punishing kids probably does more harm than good and appears to increase kids' aggression.
The Evolution of Anxiety Starts at Shame
Charles Darwin’s ideas of evolution are supported yet again, this time by psychologists studying anxiety.
Helping You Helps Your Employer
While issues with mental health may cause problems with work, ignoring the issues will only make it worse, studies suggest.
Post-Stroke Confusion May Worsen Outcomes
Delirium among hospitalized stroke patients is common with up to 30 percent of patients suffering from disorientation and temporarily altered mental status. Research suggests those patients may have worse outcomes.
Don't Drink the Water!
The water you drink today may be impacting your 'mental health'. A new study found contaminated drinking water caused a statistically significant increase in mental illness in the 1980s .
Famously Anxious and Sleepless
While watching celebrities play their roles in your favorite movies or TV series, it’s difficult to remember they’re real people with emotions and feelings just like your own.