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.


cell phone use

College students who used their smartphones most frequently reported higher levels of feeling isolated, lonely, depressed, and anxious—symptoms suggestive of digital addiction, according to a recent study published in NeuroRegulation.

Children with chronic irritability and serious depression or anxiety are at increased risk for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in adolescence, a large Canadian study suggests.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders, according to a large case-control study from the UK.


In patients with treatment-refractory anxiety who responded to ketamine, weekly maintenance doses over 3 months were well tolerated and significantly improved social and work functioning, according to a small study.

Pediatric anxiety disorders appear to respond better and faster to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) than to selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs), according to a new meta-analysis.