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Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills linked to risk of death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The large...

Who’s afraid of math? Study finds some genetic factors

A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences,...

Getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm...

People who tell themselves to get excited rather than trying to relax can improve their performance during anxiety-inducing activities such as public speaking and...

Size, connectivity of brain region linked to anxious kids

Prolonged stress and anxiety during childhood is a risk factor for developing anxiety disorders and depression later in life. Now, Stanford University School of Medicine...

Do girls really experience more math anxiety?

Girls report more math anxiety on general survey measures but are not actually more anxious during math classes and exams, according to new research...

The love hormone oxytocin is 2-faced

It turns out the love hormone oxytocin is two-faced. Oxytocin has long been known as the warm, fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love,...

Anxious? Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex With a Little Meditation

Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist...

World first clinical trial supports use of Kava to treat anxiety

A world-first completed clinical study by an Australian team has found Kava, a medicinal South Pacific plant, significantly reduced the symptoms of people suffering...

To suppress or to explore? Emotional strategy may influence anxiety

When trouble approaches, what do you do? Run for the hills? Hide? Pretend it isn't there? Or do you focus on the promise of...

Brain origins of variation in pathological anxiety

New findings from nonhuman primates suggest that an overactive core circuit in the brain, and its interaction with other specialized circuits, accounts for the...

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