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All Depression and Anxiety Alerts

Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs. Normal Worry: How to Tell the Difference

Everyone worries, to some degree, about things at work or home. And with news of violent incidents and uncertainty about the economy, who doesn't consider worst-case scenarios? So how do you know whether you have a medical condition like generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? More...

How Meditation Calms the Brain

By pinpointing the brain mechanisms involved, researchers now better understand how meditation reduces anxiety. More...

The Toll of Untreated Depression

It's normal to feel low occasionally, but bouts of prolonged depression can be a serious threat to both your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many older adults with depression go untreated, which can have devastating consequences. More...

Substance Abuse and Aging: A Growing Problem

Current guidelines suggest that one alcoholic drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men may be beneficial for health. If you drink more than that, you could have a drinking problem -- and you're not alone. Researchers acknowledge the prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse among people over age 60, saying that it affects as many as 17 percent of older adults. … More...

Are You Getting the Best Treatment for Your Depression?

A recent survey of 1,318 older adults receiving care for depression, anxiety or other mental disorders found that doctors frequently don't discuss key aspects of treatment with their patients. More...

Brain Scans: A New Tool for Treating Depression

Treating depression can be challenging for clinicians, with no way of knowing how a patient will respond. But brain scans taken before treatment may help predict which treatment is best for an individual patient, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry (Volume 70, page 821). More...

Double Trouble: Chronic Pain and Anxiety

Patients suffering from chronic pain may have another underlying problem: anxiety. Researchers studied 250 primary care patients being treated at a large Veterans Administration medical center in the Midwest. All had moderate to severe chronic joint or back pain that was treatment-resistant for at least three months. The participants underwent screening for panic attacks and various disorders: generalized anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The participants were also questioned about quality-of-life issues such as… More...

Exercise Relieves Major Depression: How Much Is Enough?

Used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as medication or psychotherapy, or on its own, exercise is a viable way to reduce the symptoms of depression -- so much so that it's included in the American Psychiatric Association's treatment recommendations. More...

A Troubling Duo: Depression and Alzheimer's

Depression in Alzheimer's patients appears to accelerate cognitive decline, making it more difficult for these individuals to handle everyday tasks. These findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Volume 34, page 851). More...

Depression: A Stroke Risk for Women?

The evidence linking depression to stroke is growing, with a recent study showing that older women who are depressed may be at particular risk. More...

Is Your Medication Causing Depression?

Many medications list depression as a side effect -- but the evidence linking a particular medication to depression isn't always conclusive. And because depression is common in people who have certain chronic illnesses, it's often difficult for doctors to determine whether a particular medication is to blame or if a patient's depressed state results from the illness itself. … More...

Finding a Therapist: You’ve Got Choices

If you think you may have a mood disorder, you do not necessarily have to see a psychiatrist. Many kinds of mental health professionals are available to work with you -- psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers. More...

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