Anxiety

Boosting brain activity may protect from anxiety

Boosting brain activity may protect from anxiety

The study found that people at-risk for anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations.

Nov 19, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Negativity on social media got you down? There is now a name for that feeling

Negativity on social media got you down? There is now a name for that feeling

The continuous exposure to bad news on social media combined with excessive smartphone use can take a toll on the mind.

Nov 11, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
Brain stimulation through magnetic pulses can help overcome anxiety, phobias

Brain stimulation through magnetic pulses can help overcome anxiety, phobias

This form of therapy deliberately exposes anxiety patients to the situations they feel threatened by - under the individual psychological supervision of an expert.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Bisexual people more susceptible to anxiety, depression

Bisexual people more susceptible to anxiety, depression

A new study sheds light on the discrimination that bisexual people experience that other members in LGBTQ communities don`t.Researchers from American University analysed data from 503 participants aged 18 to 64 who identified as being attracted to more than one gender.

Sep 11, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
Gut bacteria behind anxious feelings?

Gut bacteria behind anxious feelings?

A team of scientists has found that certain gene regulators in the brain called microRNAs - play a key roll in anxiety-type illness and behaviour, which are affected by bacteria levels in the gut.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:54 PM IST
Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, researchers say.

Aug 22, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Nomophobia may serve as an indicator of a social disorder or phobia for individuals with a strong dependency on communication through virtual environments, research suggested.

Aug 20, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Men, take note! Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

Men, take note! Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

Eating too many sweets may make men anxious and depressed, thereby increasing the risk of common mental disorders.

Jul 30, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Scientists have found that tobacco smoke can impair the brain`s ability to repress fear-related memories, leaving smokers less able to deal with fear and anxiety after a traumatic event.

Jul 29, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

According to researchers, low doses of anxiolytic drugs - such as diazepam (Valium) - can ameliorate (make something better) this effect by increasing the activity of mitochondria in the neurons of the brain pathway associated with motivation and reward.

Jul 19, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Social media leads to anxiety, fear in young: Survey

Social media leads to anxiety, fear in young: Survey

Use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is making youngsters more anxious and fearful, a survey in the UK has found. The survey of over 10,000 young people aged 12 to 20 suggests that cyber-bullying is widespread online.

Jul 19, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
Allergy to food might be linked to anxiety in children: Study

Allergy to food might be linked to anxiety in children: Study

Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depression or with symptoms of anxiety or depression among their caregivers.

Jun 30, 2017, 10:19 AM IST
Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Jun 27, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
Yoga: Learn how it transforms your body

Yoga: Learn how it transforms your body

The practice of yoga has been linked to countless health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to improving sex life.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

The truth is that yoga has a great role to play in mental wellbeing. If not as a mainstay, then even as an add-on.

Jun 21, 2017, 09:08 AM IST
Feeling stressed? Do alternate nostril breathing for instant anxiety relief; here's how

Feeling stressed? Do alternate nostril breathing for instant anxiety relief; here's how

Alternate nostril breathing (through the left and right nostrils without or with retention of breath) is a great way to lower the levels of stress and anxiety.

Jun 13, 2017, 11:26 AM IST
Exam failure: What parents should do if their child fails out of school, college

Exam failure: What parents should do if their child fails out of school, college

Here are a few tips for parents to help their child cope with failure in exams and get them back on track.

May 30, 2017, 14:52 PM IST
Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

As per a new study, children with regular snoring - at least four nights a week – may be indicative of some serious health problems.

May 15, 2017, 14:56 PM IST
Chronic physical illness in childhood can give you depression in adulthood: Study

Chronic physical illness in childhood can give you depression in adulthood: Study

The paper revealed that the sufferers of all chronic conditions reviewed were at increased risk of developing depression or anxiety, emotional problems that persisted beyond childhood and adolescence and into adult life.

May 13, 2017, 11:44 AM IST
Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

A new study has showed that children who had their pet dog with them reported feeling less stressed compared to having a parent for social support or having no social support.

May 12, 2017, 00:20 AM IST