Study finds anxiety to help with memory…

A study from the University of Waterloo investigated whether anxious individuals, who adopted an inherently negative mindset, could demonstrate a particularly salient memory bias for words tainted by negative contexts. The study population of eighty (sixty-four females) undergraduate students found that manageable levels of anxiety (all participants completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales) actually aided participants in being able to... Continue Reading →

Generalized Anxiety Disorder…

A chapter discussing and understanding generalized anxiety disoder (GAD). In doing so, the nature of human anxiety is disorder in addtion to the development of specific interventions for GAD. It is believed that developing interventions for its amelioration could contribute significantly to the understanding and treatment of adult emotional disorders. Link to chapter: GAD Chapter

Mindfulness…

An interesting article exploring how mindfulness meditation may help alleviate depression and possibly anxiety. Before you have a read of the article, remember mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. Also recall the the work Jon Kabat-Zinn (1979) in which chronically ill patients were recruited into an... Continue Reading →

Fundamental differences in perception found in those with anxiety…

Anxiety disorders are common mental disorders known to affect 18.1 percent of the adult population (according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America). Though everyone experiences some level of anxiety in their life, studies show that individuals diagnosed with an anxiety disorder might actually perceive the world differently. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel conducted... Continue Reading →

Potentially new antidepressant treatment…

Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a potential new antidepressant and antianxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action. The newly developed compound, known as BU10119, works in a different way to the most common antidepressant drugs such as SSRIs, in that unlike SSRIs which target the serotonin system in the brain, BU10119 works by blocking receptors... Continue Reading →

Anxiety – a self help guide…

We hope you will find the advice in this self help guide helpful. If having used the guide you feel you need more help, you should discuss this with a medical professional. There is also alternative literature on anxiety on this site for you to consider. Link to text: Anxiety.A.Self.Help.Guide  

Efficacy and Safety of SSRI’s, SNRI’s, and Placebo for Common Psychiatric Disorders Among Children and Adolescents

Although research has proven the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents, it has also frequently reported the side effects. What is more, the influence of the placebo effect on the efficacy of antidepressants is unclear. A meta-analysis from over 6,500 patients has shown that, although antidepressants are more effective than placebos, the difference is minor and varies according to the type of... Continue Reading →

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