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.


Music therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests.

Depression and antidepressant use are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a life-threatening condition in which blood clots form in the veins of legs or lungs.

Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a greater risk for developing symptoms of anxiety and depression after a concussion than their peers without ADHD, new research suggests.

Early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be linked with depression and anxiety, according to research from the UK presented at the annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism in Amsterdam.

During the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of overdose is 5 times higher than with opioid use alone, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.



Challenging irrational beliefs is at the heart of cognitive behavioral therapy, and a famous research report from the 1960s on a group of monkeys helps to explain this phenomenon. As a clinician, how do you help patients to not only question their beliefs, but also to implement new behaviors?

Gut bacteria may contribute to whether you are calm and happy, or anxious and sad. On a clinical level, we have to ask ourselves whether we can be far off from stool transplantation as a treatment for at least some psychiatric diseases.