Psychology & Psychiatry

Evaluating esophageal hypervigilance and symptom anxiety

Measuring levels of hypervigilance and symptom-specific anxiety may improve healthcare providers' understanding of patient outcomes for severe esophageal diseases and treatment strategies, according to a Northwestern Medicine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social anxiety disorder, fear and anxiety lead to avoidance

It's normal to feel nervous in some social situations. For example, going on a date or giving a presentation may cause that feeling of butterflies in your stomach. But in social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Worrying about your heart increases risk for mental health disorders

For coffee drinkers, a common scenario might involve drinking an extra cup only to end up with a racing heart and a subtle reminder to themselves to cut down the caffeine. But for those who have a different thinking pattern, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Health anxiety in childhood and adolescence can become chronic

Symptoms of health anxiety are common already during childhood and adolescence—and if the children do not receive the correct help, the anxiety can become a permanent problem with serious personal and socio-economic consequences. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety, depression common with inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—There is a high prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review published online March 12 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

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