Mindfulness meditation effective in reducing anxiety: Study

New research from Georgetown University Medical Center has shown physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation fights symptoms of anxiety. This form of meditation focuses on awareness and being present, allowing you to act and react in the moment rather than build fear or anxiety about future events. To conduct the study, head researcher Dr. Elizabeth A. here to read more

Anxiety in dementia patients effectively managed with tablet devices: New study

Anxiety in dementia patients may be effectively managed with tablet devices, according to research findings. Researcher Ipsit Vahia explained, “Tablet use as a non-pharmacologic intervention for agitation in older adults, including those with severe dementia, appears to be feasible, safe, and of potential utility. Our preliminary results are a first step in developing much-needed empirical here to read more

Social anxiety disorders: Cognitive therapy most effective treatment for social phobia

When dealing with social anxiety disorders, cognitive therapy has been found to be the most effective treatment. Current treatment isn’t very effective, which led researchers to explore other treatment and therapy options that could work better for social phobia cases. The researchers studied the effects of talk therapy and medications on patients with social phobia here to read more

How to manage anxiety during crowded holiday shopping: Expert tips

Managing anxiety during holiday shopping may seem to be a challenging mission, but it’s not mission impossible. Standing for hours in the lineups, struggling to find a single parking spot, walking around overcrowded malls… Holiday shopping can be a nightmare even for those who don’t usually suffer from anxiety. Dr. John Oldham of Menninger Department here to read more

Severe depression and anxiety can be lowered with yoga breathing exercises: Study

Millions of Americans suffer from severe depression or anxiety, and while some people have turned to antidepressants to help quell the symptoms, we have learned that yoga breathing exercises can be effective for some people. Antidepressants were discovered by accident back in the 1950s when scientists were searching for a schizophrenia treatment. They found that here to read more

Agitation and anxiety in Alzheimer’s disease: Treatment options for behavioral symptoms of dementia

Agitation and anxiety in Alzheimer’s disease are just some of the possible behavioral symptoms a patient may experience. These symptoms often develop in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Agitation can present itself as verbal or physical outburst, general emotional distress, restlessness, pacing, or even shredding paper. Understanding the root cause of behavioral symptoms in here to read more

Early Parkinson’s disease may lead to non-motor symptoms such as drooling, anxiety, and constipation

Early Parkinson’s disease may lead to non-motor symptoms such as drooling, anxiety, and constipation. Study author Tien K. Khoo explained, “Oftentimes, people with early Parkinson’s don’t even mention these symptoms to their doctors, and doctors don’t ask about them, yet many times they can be treated effectively.” The study compared 159 patients with newly diagnosed here to read more

Anxiety and depression linked to a greater stroke, mortality risk in heart disease patients

Some behavioral science experts now believe that heart disease patients should be examined closely for signs of anxiety and depression, as new evidence suggests it can be linked to a higher risk of stroke and death in this group of people. New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows that people here to read more

Mild cognitive impairment patients with anxiety face faster Alzheimer’s disease progression: Study

Mild cognitive impairment patients with anxiety face faster Alzheimer’s disease progression: Study” width=”300″ height=”200″ />Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients with anxiety face faster Alzheimer’s disease progression. The risk of Alzheimer’s disease in mild cognitive impairment patients with mild, moderate, and severe anxiety was found to increase by 33, 78, and 135 percent, respectively. The researchers here to read more

Manage irritable bowel syndrome symptoms with relaxation exercises and techniques

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) management can be accomplished with relaxation exercises and techniques. As stress and anxiety are known triggers to IBS flare-ups, controlling the syndrome can then be possible by reducing the stressors. When we are stressed, our body reacts with a “fight-or-flight” response, releasing the stress hormone cortisol. Although this response was quite here to read more

Yoga may help combat depression, PTSD, and anxiety in seniors

Yoga may help combat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety in seniors. Yoga continues to grow in popularity and for good reason, too. Yoga has been found to provide multiple benefits such as improving flexibility and strength along with reducing stress and anxiety. For the study, researchers analyzed 13 literature reviews accounting for 185 articles. The researchers here to read more

Depression and anxiety common in fibromyalgia patients: Survey

Depression and anxiety are common features in fibromyalgia patients. A recent online survey involving those who suffer from the chronic condition showed that almost two-thirds of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia have also been diagnosed with depression. The survey, conducted by the chronic support community NewLifeOutlook, included 671 people living with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is best described here to read more

Anxiety risk higher in women than men

Women have higher rates of anxiety than men, according to research. Furthermore, women who experience anxiety are most likely to reside in North America or Western Europe. The new British study found that women have double the risk of anxiety than men. In North America, nearly eight out of 100 people suffer from anxiety, compared here to read more