Expert Q&A: Anxiety Disorders
Find answers to your questions about anxiety disorders written by leading psychiatrists.
More Benefits of Exercise: Preventing and Treating Anxiety
There are many reasons we should all be getting out to exercise– improved sleep, increased energy, reduced risk of chronic disease and more. Preventing anxiety is one more reason to keep up your exercise routine, according to new research published in June in the journal Depression and Anxiety.
Americans Say They are More Anxious; Baby Boomers Report Greatest Increase in Anxiety
Americans’ anxiety levels experienced sharp increases in the past year, according to new national poll released today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
New Study Documents Increased Anxiety Among Black Emerging Adults from Exposure to Police Violence
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent disorders for Black emerging adults 18 to 29 years of age in America. Frequent exposure to police violence among Black emerging adults puts this population at risk for increased rates of anxiety disorders, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting, held online.
Autism, Anxiety and Sensory Challenges
Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, and sensory reactivity is also common among young children. Both conditions are more common in children with autism than children without autism. Researchers are exploring the connections and relationships between these conditions.
What are Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect more than 25 million Americans.
Video-based Program Helps Reduce Anxiety
Technology is increasingly being used in many ways to help meet needs for mental health services and support. For example, apps can help track your mood or symptoms and can help connect you to providers or other support. Among the barriers that technology may help overcome are access to care, cost and stigma. Despite increased awareness and acceptance of mental health care, many people are reluctant to seek help.
Americans' Overall Level of Anxiety about Health, Safety and Finances Remain High
For the second year in a row, about two in three Americans say they are extremely or somewhat anxious about keeping themselves and their family safe, paying bills and their health, according to a new poll released here today by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Expert Q&A: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Expert Q and A on Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions).
Inflation and a Recession Are Top Anxiety-Inducing Current Events Polled Since June
Gun violence. A recession. Climate change. The Russia-Ukraine war. The midterm elections. While the majority of Americans are anxious about each of these issues, one topic in the news rose above the rest last year: inflation.
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After Two Years of COVID-19, Americans’ Anxiety Turns to Global Events, Says APA Annual Mental Health Poll
According to the annual Healthy Minds Poll from the American Psychiatric Association, adults’ anxiety about COVID-19 is at its recorded lowest, with 50% indicating they’re anxious about it, down from 65% in 2021 and 75% in 2020. Instead, adults say they are somewhat or extremely anxious about current events happening around the world (73%), keeping themselves or their families safe (64%), or their health generally (60%).