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Tag: Anxiety

WHO Warns Of Covid-Induced Anxiety, Depression Worldwide

The WHO brief said that young people, whose mental health has been affected by Covid-19, are disproportionally at risk of suicidal and self-harming behaviours.

Regular Exercise May Cut Anxiety Risk By Almost 60%: Study
Regular Exercise May Cut Anxiety Risk By Almost 60%: Study

Anxiety disorders -- which typically develop early in a person's life -- are estimated to affect approximately 10 per cent of the world's population and has been found to be twice as common in women compared to men.

Covid Doubled Depression, Anxiety Symptoms In Children, Youth: Study

Older teens in particular have missed out on significant life events such as graduations, sporting events, and various coming of age activities.

Elevating psychology as viable career option imperative in post Covid India
Psychology To Become More Viable Career Option Imperative In Post Covid India

In the post-Covid India, Psychology graduates will be ideally positioned to extend our understanding of the human mind and move the field forward in the development of new treatment options for mental anguish and illness.

Covid-19 Anxiety Linked To Body Image Issues: Study

London: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that anxiety and stress directly linked to Covid-19 could be causing a number of body image issues amongst women and men. The research, led by Professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, involved 506 UK adults with […]

Anxiety May Be Symptoms Of COVID-19 Impact On Brain

New York: Depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in Covid-19 patients may possibly be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal The Laryngoscope, revealed that these two psychological symptoms were most closely associated with a loss of smell and taste rather than the […]

Pranayam Helps In Combating Stress, Anxiety & Depression

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, when people are battling stress, uncertainties and health risks — a study done by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has found that yoga- and meditation-based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) increases neuroplasticity and reduces the severity of major depressive disorder. The 12-week study, to determine the effects […]

App to manage anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic

New York: To help panic attack sufferers during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have developed an application ‘PanicMechanic’ that adapts biofeedback-like monitoring so it can be used on a mobile phone to manage their anxiety. Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions of one’s own body, commercially by using […]

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Kids Face Depression When They Blame Self For Mom's Sadness

New York: Dear parents, please take note. Researchers have found that kids who blame themselves for mom’s sadness are more likely to face depression and anxiety. “Although mothers with higher levels of depressive symptoms face an increased risk that their children will also experience symptoms of depression and anxiety, our study showed that this was […]

People Who Eat Less Fruit, Vegetable More Prone To Anxiety

Toronto: People who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, say researchers. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that those who consumed less than three sources of fruits and vegetables daily, there was at least at 24 […]

Yoga As Good As Aerobic Exercise For Super Brain Health

New York: If you do not like or cannot perform aerobic exercise for some reason, try yoga to improve brain health as scientists led by Indian-origin Neha Gothe have found evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise. The findings are based on a review focused […]

Right 'Doses' Of Yoga Can Reduce Depression, Anxiety

New York: If applied in right “doses”, yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in both short and long terms, reveal new research. Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, the study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provided evidence that yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical […]

Facebook Use May Not Make Kids Depressed: Study

New York: The amount of time spent on social media is not directly adding to the anxiety or depression issues in teenagers, say researchers from Brigham Young University. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, shows that it is not merely the amount of time spent on social media that’s leading to […]

Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think

New York: People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, now new study shows that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives. “Many Americans now feel stressed about being stressed and anxious about being anxious. Unfortunately, by the time someone reaches out to a professional for help, stress […]

Red Wine Can Treat Depression, Anxiety: Study

New York:In a good news for wine lovers, researchers have found a compound present in red wine which can treat depression and anxiety.  The plant compound resveratrol displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme which controls stress in the brain. “Resveratrol may be an effective alternative to drugs for treating patients suffering […]

Anxiety, OCD in kids may lead to suicidal thoughts

Madrid: Parents, take note. Depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are the main reasons why children think about suicide, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Archives of Suicide Research, reveals the factors that can trigger ideas of suicide in pre-adolescent age group. “In boys it is previous depressive symptoms which determine subsequent […]

Childhood adversity ups risk of mental health disorder

New York: Kids who grow up in poverty and face adverse experiences are at a greater risk of suffering from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, warn researchers. Low socioeconomic status and the experience of traumatic stressful events are also linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental […]

Women experiencing miscarriage should be offered treatment options: Study

London: Though miscarriage is a traumatic experience for both parents, resulting in feelings of loss and grief that in some cases can lead to anxiety and depression, women experiencing miscarriage should be offered a choice in the treatment they receive, suggests a study. Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy and affects an estimated […]

Common drug form helps treat child anxiety, says study

New York: Researchers have found that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are very effective in treating children and adolescents with paediatric anxiety disorder. They reached the conclusion after examining common medications prescribed for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants, which can ease symptoms of moderate to severe depression […]

Risk of depression, anxiety higher in cerebral palsy patients: Study

London: People living with cerebral palsy face a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety than their peers without the condition, according to a new study. Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle control and movement and is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth. Relatively little is […]

Depression, anxiety affect health as much as smoking: Study

New York: Being anxious or depressed can increase risks for heart disease and stroke, the same as smoking and obesity, according to a new study, that underscores the importance of treating mental health conditions. The findings showed that people with high levels of anxiety and depression are at 65 per cent higher risk for a […]

Back pain linked to risky behaviours in teenagers, says study

Sydney: Does your adolescent son or daughter suffer from back pain often? Beware, he or she may be more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. Although often dismissed as trivial and fleeting, adolescent back pain is responsible for substantial health care use, school absence, and interference with day-to-day […]

Your brain cells may be making you brave

Sao Paulo: Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze on the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as […]

Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety, shows study

New York: If you are expecting eating yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, to reduce your anxiety, you might be wrong. While consuming probiotics may be good for your digestive system, it may not be effective in decreasing your anxiety levels, say researchers. The study found evidence that probiotics found in yogurt and supplements can […]

'I had suicidal thoughts', says Zaira Wasim

  Srinagar: “Dangal” star and national award-winning actor Zaira Wasim has opened up about her battle with depression, saying she needs a “complete break” from work and school to figure things out. In a lengthy post on Instagram, the 17-year-old actor said she has been suffering from the illness for the past four years, during […]

Link between PCOS and anxiety discovered

London: Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered. According to the researchers, maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring. PCOS affects more than one in ten women of childbearing age and is characterised by high […]

Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer

New York: Is your elderly grandfather showing higher levels of anxiety? Beware, it may signal the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers warned. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities. The findings showed that worsening anxiety symptoms in older adults […]

Reduce stress, anxiety by cycling regularly

New Delhi: Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts. R.M. Anjana, Managing Director at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Deepali Badoni, Physiotherapist at AktivHealth Clinic, talk about the benefits of cycling: * Cycling is an aerobic exercise […]

Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety: Research

New York: Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex […]

VR game may reduce pain while drawing blood: Study

New York: If children are offered to play a Virtual Reality (VR) game while drawing blood from them, it can significantly reduce their perception of acute pain, anxiety and general distress, says a new study. “Given the immersive and engaging nature of the VR experience, this technology has the capacity to act as a preventative […]

Anxiety caused by childhood bullying declines over time

London: Do you suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of being bullied as a child? Take heart, these mental health disorders may not continue but decrease over time, suggests a study. The study found that the detrimental effects of bullying decreased over time, which shows the potential for resilience in children exposed to […]

Kim Kardashian now more anxious since Paris robbery

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian feels more “anxiety” since being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year. The 36-year-old was a victim of an armed robbery in the French capital in October last year, and she says the incident has changed her outlook towards life, reports usmagazine.com. “I definitely get a lot more […]

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Strong family ties can cut anxiety in kids

London: Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety in young children at homes where parental domestic violence exists, says a study. “Given the secrecy that surrounds domestic violence, it is important that parents, the extended family and service providers understand the protective effects that strong family bonds can have,” […]

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Children inherit parents' anxiety too

New York: Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, a study on rhesus monkeys has revealed. It added that the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children. An over-active brain circuit involving three brain areas inherited from generation to generation may set the stage for developing anxiety and […]

Stress ups risk of death from liver disease

London: In a first, researchers have linked high levels of anxiety or depression with an increased risk of death from liver disease. The study from University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences provides further evidence for the important links between mind and body. “Psychological stress can have a damaging effect on physical wellbeing. While […]