Anxiety Disorders

Current or recent use of benzodiazepines or related drugs may increase the risk of pneumonia, according to a study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.


One quarter of older adults prescribed benzodiazepines may go on to long-term use, warns a new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may help reduce symptoms of anxiety, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.

Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD

Q&A: Psych Congress Featured Speaker Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, addresses misconceptions surrounding psychedelics and discusses their potential therapeutic utility.

Adults with mood disorders like anxiety and depression may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without mental illness, a new study suggests.

Past use of benzodiazepines and related drugs is associated with a modestly heightened risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.



Ode to Dr. Quinn Leslie who has paved the path to accepting non-perfectionism.

Tips to assist a self-referred physician who comes to us should he/she be accused of unacceptable, abusive, oppositional, or bullying behavior in the workplace.

Knowledge of CBT has entered the popular media, so people do not expect to spend years and years “on the couch.” However, the patient's life story still plays a vital role in therapy.



Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, answers questions about when to use the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7) and explains why the tool is a routine part of her clinical practice.

Doris Greenberg, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, talk about how risk factors for children of deployed parents fit into the larger pattern of people who struggle when faced with stressors. Clinicians can help these patients by doing one important thing in their practice.