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 →

Mental health disorders linked to subsequent onset of chronic back or neck pain…

Mental health disorders are positively associated with subsequent self-reported chronic back and/or neck pain, according to a study published in The Journal of Pain. Furthermore, earlier-onset mental disorders carry a higher risk for subsequent pain than later-onset disorders. The study explored the associations between mental disorders (including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, and... Continue Reading →

Did You Know… #39

Clark et al. (1999) compared standard 12-15 session cognitive therapy for panic disorder to a brief five session version of the same treatment. Both of these treatments were highly effective and superior to a waiting list control condition, and there were no significant differences between the two treatments.

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 →

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