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Anxiety Disorders

Despite popular belief that omega-3 fatty acids can combat anxiety and depression, omega-3 supplements likely offer little or no actual effect on symptoms, researchers reported online in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
People with mood or anxiety disorders demonstrate shared abnormalities in brain regions involved in emotional and cognitive control, according to a meta-analysis of brain scans published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
A meta-analysis recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry found that using medicinal cannabinoids to treat mental health disorders cannot be justified, due to a lack of evidence of effectiveness and known risks of the substances.
SAN DIEGO—Mindfulness meditation is an effective, evidence-based treatment which can improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions, two speakers told attendees at a Psych Congress 2019 session.
Hysterectomy is associated with a higher long-term risk of depression and anxiety, according to a study published online in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society.
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