Anxiety Disorders

The rate of benzodiazepine use among US adults has increased to 12.6%, according to a study published online in Psychiatric Services. Misuse now accounts for nearly 20% of overall use.



People prescribed antidepressants were 21% more likely to gain weight than people not prescribed the medication class, researchers found in a study published online in BMJ.

About 45% of people with depressive disorders and 30% of those with anxiety also have autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), according to new findings.

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For patients with milder cases of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, the benefits of antidepressants may not outweigh the risks, according to a meta-analysis.


Smoking cannabis eases symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress shortly after use, but depressive symptoms are likely to worsen over time, according to a new study.

People with moderate to severe anxiety in middle age may be more likely to develop dementia as they get older, a recent study suggests.