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

Research: Binaural beats for depression and anxiety

Research: Binaural beats for depression and anxiety

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” -William Congreve Read more

Treating anxiety naturally with passion flower

Treating anxiety naturally with passion flower

Everyone feels some level of anxiety at one time or another. However, anxiety disorder is a severe mental disorder that needs serious medical attention. There are numerous ways to treat anxiety, such as talk therapy, medication, yoga, meditation, and other methods. In addition to these, studies have discovered the role of passion flower in treating anxiety naturally. Read more

World Mental Health Day: ADHD is more than a childhood disorder

World Mental Health Day: ADHD is more than a childhood disorder

Often habits and behavior patterns acquired in childhood are a precursor to behavioral problems in adults. While some habits go away with time, certain behaviors tend to stay. This could also prove to be true for some physical and mental disorders, one of them being attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more

Separation anxiety disorder: Its prevalence among adults

Separation anxiety disorder: Its prevalence among adults

Separation anxiety disorder is a common anxiety disorder mostly seen in children, especially, in toddlers and children under four years of age. As the name suggests, the condition occurs when children experience separation from their parents or primary caregivers. The thought of their parents going away from them induces a fear and feeling of insecurity in children. As a result, they become anxious and exhibit symptoms like crying, clinging, or screaming. Read more