Jeff Bauer

Jeff Bauer is a healthcare journalist with expertise in psychiatry. He has served as editor of Current Psychiatry, a leading peer-reviewed clinical journal for psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners, and as educational content director for the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, the nation's leading independent mental health continuing education conference.

Latest by Jeff Bauer

CBT May Relieve Anxiety by Changing the Brain

Research shows cognitive behavioral therapy may relieve anxiety by changing the physical structure of the amygdala, the part of the brain linked to fear.

Tweaking a Treatment Approach for OCD

Letting people with obsessive-compulsive disorder decide when to give up “safety behaviors” may be more effective than letting a therapist make the decision.

Who Is Most Likely to Experience Anxiety?

The prevalence of anxiety disorders varies among people of different ages, backgrounds, and nationalities. Who is at highest risk?

Can a Supplement Make an Antidepressant More Effective?

When taken with an antidepressant, can certain pharmaceutical-grade supplements, or “nutraceuticals,” help relieve symptoms of depression?

Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Combining meditation and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows.

Hope for Achieving Happiness After Depression

Approximately two of every five people who are depressed later go on to become happy or satisfied with their lives most of the time, according to new research.

Drug for Bipolar Disorder May Reduce Self-Harm

The risk of self-injury and suicide is high in people with bipolar disorder. Lithium can help.

FDA Update: Antidepressant Name Change

The FDA has changed the brand name of an antidepressant to avoid confusion with a blood-thinning medication.

Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety May Be Linked

People who have bipolar disorder who experience an episode of mania are as likely to develop anxiety as they are depression.

Depression Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Having recurrent episodes of depression may greatly increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.