Financial anxiety can take a toll on teacher performance

Even where teachers earn well above the national average, financial anxiety can affect performance, attendance, and the likelihood they'll leave their job.

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture anxiety jobs money stress teachers

How much sleep kids get affects their mental health

There's an association between sleep duration and depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior, and poor cognitive performance in kids, researchers say.

Alice Scott-Warwick | Feb. 4, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression sleep

Genes explain why anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand

A study of more than 200,000 veterans sheds light on the genetic basis for anxiety, as well as why anxiety and depression so often coexist.

Bill Hathaway-Yale | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety depression genes post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd veterans

Brain scans can flag kids at risk for later depression

It can take years to diagnose children with psychiatric or attention disorders, but if conducted early, brain scans can predict future mental health issues.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety attention brains childrens-health depression mood

Here’s what we really know about CBD’s benefits

Far-reaching medical claims tout the success of CBD at treating everything from acne to Parkinson's. But what's the reality? An expert weighs in.

Johns Hopkins University | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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More teens are overdosing on benzos for anxiety

There's been a big rise in the number of teens taking and overdosing on benzodiazepines, common anti-anxiety medications.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Depression may slow young people’s recovery after hip surgery

New resarch suggests doctors need to check young patients who have had surgery for depression and anxiety, which can have a negative effect on recovery.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression pain surgery

To cope with anxiety, use ‘safety signals’

"A safety signal could be a musical piece, a person, or even an item like a stuffed animal that represents the absence of threat."

Bill Hathaway-Yale | Dec. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety fears

Math-anxious people avoid hard problems even with cash on the line

In a new study, people with math anxiety avoided difficult math problems even if they could solve them and the right answer meant getting a bit of money.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology anxiety learning math

Friend or foe? This bundle of brain fibers lets guys know

A peak into how the brain distinguishes a friend or foe offers findings relevant to anxiety and psychosis, say researchers.

U. Queensland | Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety brains emotions perception

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