Science News About Anxiety Disorders
- Mothers' Difficult Childhoods Impact Their Children’s Mental Health
In this NIMH-funded study, researchers examined how trauma gets passed from one generation to the next.
- Brain Activity Patterns After Trauma May Predict Long-Term Mental Health
The way a person’s brain responds to stress following a traumatic event, such as a car accident, may help to predict their long-term mental health outcomes, according to NIMH-supported research.
- Assessing Suicide Risk Among Childbearing Women in the U.S. Before and After Giving Birth
NIMH-supported researchers investigated suicide risk among women in the year before and year after giving birth.
- Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic
A new study has identified early risk factors that predicted heightened anxiety in young adults during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Infant Temperament Predicts Personality More Than 20 Years Later
Researchers investigating how temperament shapes adult life-course outcomes have found that behavioral inhibition in infancy predicts a reserved, introverted personality at age 26 and for some, a risk of internalizing psychopathology such as anxiety and depression.
- Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments
An innovative NIMH-funded trial shows that a receptor involved in the brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia (or lack of pleasure), a key symptom of several mood and anxiety disorders.
- Developing Rapid, Accurate Assessment of Mental Disorders, Suicide Risk in Youth
For many adults who have a mental disorder, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and adolescence. Early treatment can help prevent more severe, lasting impairment or disability as a child grows up.
- NIH Study Reveals Differences in Brain Activity in Children with Anhedonia
Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia, a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy.
- Puerto Rico’s “Fear Lab” Mentors Neuroscience Rigor amid Diversity
A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a “fear lab” in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of Health has been supporting for two decades.