As a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, I knew that I should be able to calm myself in the elevator, writes Ellen Holtzman.
In a study of Swedish twins, researchers found an association between anxiety and increased risk of dementia.
The study "highlighted the difficulty in repeatedly logging on to computer systems when [patients] are clinically depressed," researchers wrote.
Are we over-treating the elderly with psychiatric drugs?
This ongoing victimization can have short-term consequences, of course, but can also lead to problems down the road: from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress and negative school performance, researchers...
If you -- like many parents -- freak out when your child gets even a garden-variety sickness, a psychology professor explains how mindfulness may help.
The latest episode of The Checkup podcast explores that most common of mental disorders (especially among CommonHealth co-hosts): anxiety, from fear of flying to parental nerves and the role that...
According to the National Institute of Mental Health women are 60% more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder over their lifetime.
A crucial step in decreasing the stigma surrounding mental illness is talking about it openly. And it seems readers want to talk.
I am a medicated woman. I take 50mg of Sertraline (the generic form of Zoloft) a day. I don’t take it to be more tolerable to my husband. I don’t...
The health ramifications of this are profound: chronic stress raises our blood pressure and increases the risk of cardiovascular problems; it suppresses our immune system and makes us more likely...
Good news, bad news and what to do about enterovirus D68, which health authorities say may be on the wane already in Massachusetts.
Not very long ago, you'd probably have to ask kids what "lockdown drill" meant. Now, however, most kids recognize the term as routine.
Meditation may not be a panacea for all ills, but, hey, in the face of modern life, every little bit helps.
Especially during her first few years here in Cambridge, Aster’s meltdowns were epic. But music and dance have consistently provided the most important vehicle to help her regulate her emotions.
An analysis of published studies finds that 30 minutes of daily meditation may relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
A six-year-old smashes into a door and gets a head wound; but an extraordinary emergency room doctor stitches her up without her even noticing.