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08-21   Eating disorder patients more likely to steal or commit other crimes, finds study

Eating disorders are common across the United States. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), about 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are life-threatening conditions that affect an individual’s emotional as well as physical health. Now, a new study involving […]

07-28   International Day of Friendship: Finding ways to forge meaningful friendships under the cloud of SAD

A life bereft of genuine relationships or friendships holds no meaning. A recent study by Harvard researchers revealed that a person’s relationships and happiness in relationships have a big impact on his/her health as it helps delay mental and physical decline. However, for people suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD), making friends is a monumental […]

05-19   Is ‘fear of missing out’ another form of social anxiety?

Posted in Anxiety

Waking up from her slumber, sipping a nice hot cup of morning tea, her fingers scrolling through her Facebook feed and not flipping the pages of a newspaper was an integral part of Dorothy’s (name changed) life. She would carefully scan the status updates of all her friends. The 25-year-old, from Manhattan, still not out […]

02-24   Mild heart problems can increase anxiety and lead to a negative outlook on life

A study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that individuals with mild heart conditions report feeling in poorer health, having heightened feelings of anxiety and having a poorer outlook on life than the general population. More than 500 individuals with mild heart disease and 1,300 without heart trouble were involved in the study. […]

02-08   Exposure without conscious awareness is a more effective treatment for phobias, says study

Posted in Anxiety, Research, Treatment

Phobias are fear of objects or situations that can give rise to anxiety. For years, therapists have used exposure therapy to treat patients of phobias. The rationale behind the treatment is the more a patient is in the presence of the phobic stimuli, the less frightening it becomes. A recent study by the Children’s Hospital […]

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