Psychology & Psychiatry

Maternal anxiety affects the fetal brain

Anxiety in gestating mothers appears to affect the course of brain development in their fetuses, changing neural connectivity in the womb, a new study by Children's National Hospital researchers suggests. The findings, published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain stimulation may increase control of emotional actions

To function well in society, people must be able to control their emotional reactions from time to time. This usually goes well, but this control can fail, for example with aggressive behavior in traffic or in people with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Yoga shown to improve anxiety: study

Yoga improves symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, a condition with chronic nervousness and worry, suggesting the popular practice may be helpful in treating anxiety in some people.

Psychology & Psychiatry

WPSI advises screening for anxiety in women, teen girls

(HealthDay)—Screening for anxiety is recommended for women and adolescent girls, according to a review and clinical guideline published online June 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 and hypochondria: Online therapy may help ease fears

(HealthDay)—This is not a good time to have hypochondria. For folks who routinely obsess about their health, the coronavirus crisis could greatly magnify their distress. But there's some good news for them in this era of ...

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