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Dose of Magic Mushrooms Had Big Effect on Cancer Patients

A single dose of psilocybin in a controlled setting appears to reap long-term benefits

(Newser) - Hallucinogens are back on the table—at least when it comes to clinical trials. Hundreds of trials in the 1940s and 1950s studied their effects, but since their ban in the late '60s the research all but stopped, reports the New York Times . Nowadays, though, drugs like MDMA (think... More »

Your Miscarriage May Have Been Followed by PTSD

Women relive the ordeal through nightmares, flashbacks

(Newser) - Many women report feeling isolated and alone after experiencing a miscarriage, and now research out of Imperial College London finds that many who suffer one fulfill the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Reporting in the journal BMJ Open , the researchers noted their survey of 113 women who had... More »

Docs Say iPads Work Like Sedatives for Kids Pre-Surgery

The non-pharmacological approach appears to work as well as, if not better than, sedatives

(Newser) - For kids at least, tablets are as good as sedatives. So report doctors in a press release after presenting their findings at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists. The team studied 4- to 10-year-olds prior to surgeries and found that the decreased anxiety levels of those given midazolam (a... More »

Study: Workaholics More Likely to Have ADHD, Anxiety

Not to mention OCD and depression

(Newser) - Spending late nights at the office and missing a kid's piano recital or three might be a sign of a deeper psychiatric problem, according to a study published last week in PLOS One. Researches found workaholism was statistically linked with anxiety, depression, OCD, and ADHD. “Workaholics scored higher... More »

Fatal Overdoses of Common Anxiety Meds Are Spiking

'Benzos' such as Xanax and Valium overprescribed, say study authors

(Newser) - Opioids aren't the only drugs we should be concerned about when it comes to overdoses. ODs involving common anxiety drugs like Xanax and Valium are at an all-time high, and scientists fear plenty of lives will be lost before they fully understand why. In a new study , researchers found... More »

Wife Battling Depression Comes Home to Epic Note

Tim Murphy actually says he was disappointed he hadn't made the list longer

(Newser) - Molly Murphy wasn't having a good day—or general go of it, in fact—when she decided to hop on a plane from San Francisco to Los Angeles last week to see her newlywed husband, who'd recently moved there for a job. Battling both depression and anxiety, not... More »

Cows' 'Night Milk' May Help You Sleep Better

That was the case with lab mice, anyway

(Newser) - If you've tried a warm glass of milk to help ease you into sleep at night and it hasn't worked, perhaps it was just milked at the wrong time. The Wall Street Journal reports on a somewhat whimsical sounding potential treatment for anxiety and insomnia: "night milk.... More »

Risk of Anxiety Higher When You Do Too Much of This

Sitting's bad rap continues

(Newser) - If you sit too much throughout the day—behind the wheel, at your desk, or on the couch—you may be increasing your risk of developing an anxiety disorder. So report researchers in Australia this month in the journal BMC Public Health after they reviewed nine studies on the issue... More »

Why Anxious People May Want to Order Extra Pickles

Study suggests fermented foods help with social anxiety

(Newser) - People who suffer from social anxiety might want to get familiar with fermented foods. A study led by researchers at William & Mary found that college students who eat such foods—think yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi—report fewer social anxiety symptoms. The researchers suspect it's all about the "... More »

Babies' Bond With Parents Helps Fight Teen Anxiety

Researchers point to value of forging an early connection

(Newser) - The bond a baby forges with his or her parents may have big implications for the child's mental health as a teenager, a study finds. Researchers evaluated children's behavior starting at the age of four months, watching how they reacted to seeing their mothers after a period apart,... More »

Keep Your iPhone Close, or Experience These Woes

Study finds we're distracted, perform mental tasks poorly when kept from phone

(Newser) - If being unable to answer your nearby buzzing smartphone has ever driven you a little batty, you're not the only one. Researchers explored the impact of iPhone separation on users taking simple word-search puzzles, and they report in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication that the effects of being separated... More »

Want to Worry Less? Go to Bed Earlier

What time you turn in may play a role in your anxiety level

(Newser) - Those who feel stressed and anxious all the time might want to try one simple remedy before others: Go to bed earlier. It's not just a matter of getting a good night's sleep, however. Researchers at Binghamton University say that when you go to sleep matters when it... More »

Common Meds May Raise Risk of Alzheimer's in Seniors

Study: Link seen with long-term use of pills for insomnia, anxiety

(Newser) - Seniors dealing with insomnia or anxiety might want to take it easy on commonly prescribed drugs such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, a new study in the British Medical Journal suggests. Researchers in Canada found what looks to be a strong link between Alzheimer's and this class of... More »

Early Parkinson's Disease Doubles Depression Risk

Insight into Robin Williams' mental health?

(Newser) - A study is linking new cases of Parkinson's to depression and anxiety—shortly after it emerged that Robin Williams was in the early stages of the disease . In a look at 423 patients who'd recently been diagnosed, researchers found that the incidence of depression and anxiety was twice... More »

Woman Sues Boss Over Rush-Hour Traffic

She claims it made her anxious to the point of disability

(Newser) - Rush-hour traffic is a pain, but can it qualify you for a disability? A New Jersey woman is trying to make her case in court against a former employer, reports the Courier-Post . Andrea DeGerolamo worked for Fulton Financial in 2012 when, according to her lawsuit, she "began to feel... More »

Crushed by Existential Angst? Find a Teddy Bear

Study finds a simple touch can ease feelings of worthlessness

(Newser) - World got you down? Can't find the point of it all in your meaningless existence? You are a person in dire need of a teddy bear, say researchers in Amsterdam. Through a series of studies, they found that people with low self-esteem see the world in a much better... More »

Quitting Smoking Actually Reduces Anxiety

Despite the fact that many believe smoking helps them deal with stress

(Newser) - If your New Year's resolution involves finally kicking the habit, don't stress: A new study finds that quitting smoking actually reduces anxiety, even though many smokers fear that giving up cigarettes will increase it. The British Journal of Psychiatry study looked at about 500 smokers in England who... More »

Math Can Hurt You—Physically

Just thinking about it hurts, say researchers

(Newser) - Thanks to Barbie, we've long known that math class is tough. But now scientists say just the thought of math can be downright painful, reports Stuff . Researchers used MRIs to measure subjects' brain activity in a variety of hypothetical situations, including "walking to math class" and "receiving... More »

Mild Mental Illness Increases Death Risk

Low-level disorders raise it by 16%, says study

(Newser) - In the largest study of its kind, scientists found that mild mental illness, including low-level anxiety and depression, increases the chance of an early death, reports the BBC . British scientists analyzed 68,000 people in England who died prematurely from conditions such as heart disease and cancer and found that... More »

To Perform Your Best, Anxiety ... Helps?

Make your worries work for you: experts

(Newser) - Too much anxiety can make us fumble; too little can leave us apathetic. But just the right amount of worry can actually allow us to perform important tasks better, researchers tell the Wall Street Journal . The newspaper dubs it the "anxiety sweet spot." Indeed, experts have surmised since... More »

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