Selena Gomez opens up about her battle with depression

Selena Gomez opens up about her battle with depression

People with immense wealth, name and fame may seem to be leading the so-called “good life,” devoid of daily stress and any kind of regrets experienced quite frequently by people who do not belong to this category. However, it is not usually true in most of the cases. Like the common masses, even celebrities are not immune to depression. In fact, people in the entertainment industry are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety compared to the general public. There have been many cases of celebrities battling depression, and coming out strong with therapy and faith. Read more

Is there any association between anxiety and dementia?

Is there any association between anxiety and dementia?

While the link between depression and dementia has been well-documented, the relationship between anxiety and dementia has not gained much focus. However, the findings of a Swedish study conducted on twins confirms a definite association between anxiety and dementia. According to the Swedish Adoption Twin Study, people who have a high level of anxiety anytime in their life have a 48 percent increased risk of being demented when they age.

Although several studies have already explored the link between dementia and other mental disorders, such as depression and neuroticism, this study published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia in April 2016 has succeeded in establishing the association between anxiety and dementia, irrespective of depression. Read more

New anxiety medications in development -  Part 2: B-GOS

New anxiety medications in development – Part 2: B-GOS

According to a study,conducted by Clasado BioSciences Limited in association with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Oxford, prebiotics Bimuno (B-GOS)may prove to be an ideal antianxiety medication. The findings, published in the journal Psychopharmacology,have revealed that B-GOShas an anxiolytic effect on the users. Consequently, reduced levels of reactivity have been witnessed among people. Read more

Understanding neuroscience to overcome anxiety and fear

Understanding neuroscience to overcome anxiety and fear

The neuroscientific community regards both “fear” and “anxiety” as separate entities; the former manifests as a physiological reaction to the stimuli received from both the internal and external environment. The latter is defined as a psychological impact to incitements experienced. The tendency to constantly worry and be at persistent unease is what characterizes anxiety, a mental disorder mostly misconstrued as a personality trait. Read more

Most recommended books on anxiety – Part 3

Most recommended books on anxiety – Part 3

Books are a great way to learn. Books can be written on any topic, including anxiety which is a habit to constantly worry about issues, no matter how trivial they might sound to others. Some books on anxiety contain clinical details or physiological factors leading to persistent tendencies of anxiousness, while others contain first-hand experiences of dealing with anxiety in daily lives. Read more