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Anxiety and High Blood Pressure

When you are feeling overly anxious, your heart rate might quicken, you may have sweaty palms, experience shaking or chest pain. Your blood pressure may go up. But once the situation resolves itself and the anxiety provoking moment is over, your body ...

By Eileen Bailey

Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Some causes of ED can be related to feelings of guilt, shame, or worry. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Childhood Asthma May Be Linked to Adult Anxiety

Researchers at Penn State conducted a study to learn more about the association between child asthma and the risk for developing anxiety in adulthood.

By Diane Domina

Anxiety Medications and Drug Screening: What You Should Know

Many employers require drug screenings today. Anti-anxiety medications may show up as part of an expanded drug screening. Here's what you need to know about anxiety medications and drug screenings.

By Eileen Bailey

10 Things You Need to Know About Anxiety Medications Before You Take Them

Anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines can offer substantial relief for symptoms of anxiety, but come with risks. Eileen Bailey provides 10 things that everyone should know before taking anti-anxiety meds.

By Eileen Bailey

10 Common Anxiety Triggers

Like anxiety itself, triggers are highly individual, ranging from certain food ingredients to smells. Learns about these common anxiety triggers to better identify your own.

By Eileen Bailey

Rising Levels of Anxiety Might Be Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer’s

Older adults with worsening symptoms of anxiety may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

By Eileen Bailey

New Research on How Your Gut Relates to Anxiety

How does bacteria living in your intestines communicate with your brain about moods and levels of anxiety?

By Eileen Bailey

How Families Can Make Anxiety Worse

Setting limits isn’t always easy within a family structure. Sometimes people have different ideas about what is or isn’t acceptable. This is where therapy can help

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Migraine Monsters Hiding in the Closet

Do you fear that having Migraine disease may put you at risk for more serious illnesses? Here are the facts.

By Tammy Rome