Depression and anxiety rife among doctors during first and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

High levels of anxiety and depression among medical doctors have been recorded in a new cross-country study that finds Italian doctors most likely to have experienced mental health symptoms during the pandemic. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, measured the mental wellbeing of doctors in Catalonia (Spain), Italy and the UK using over 5,000 survey responses gathered […]

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Depression, anxiety may be linked to c-section risk among pregnant women

Depression and anxiety in pregnant women may be connected to the type of delivery they have, new research suggests. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders have already been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes like low birth weight and preterm birth. And now, a new Michigan Medicine study finds that they may also be linked to significantly higher rates of first time cesarean deliveries […]

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Anxiety: Popular prescribed medication puts you at risk of neuromuscular dysfunction

Babylon Health: Tips for coping with anxiety and mental health We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info One very popular anti-anxiety medication prescribed in the UK, known […]

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Researchers link PTSD, anxiety fears in women with history of military sexual trauma

A new Veterans Affairs study finds a strong link between PTSD symptom severity and anxiety sensitivity among female Veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. The researchers say treating the anxiety problem may be a way to ease core PTSD symptoms. Anxiety sensitivity reflects a fear of physical sensations that accompany anxiety. A person with high levels of anxiety sensitivity […]

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Online CBT-Based Workshop Reduces Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

(Reuters Health) – A one-day, online cognitive behavioral therapy-based workshop along with usual care can improve postpartum depression and anxiety, a new study suggests. In a trial including 403 Canadian women with postpartum depression who were randomly assigned to receive either usual care plus the live online workshop or usual care plus waitlist, those who participated in the workshop had […]

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Study: Women smoke fewer cigarettes than men but find it more difficult to quit

A study of more than 35,000 smokers has found that women smoke fewer cigarettes than men but are less likely to quit. The research is presented at ESC Congress 2021. In our study, women who used smoking cessation services had higher rates of overweight or obesity, depression, and anxiety compared to men and kicked the habit less often. Our findings […]

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A 5 step guide to mastering mantra meditation to help ease anxiety

Since the pandemic began, the number of people experiencing anxiety has been rising. To ease the immediate symptoms many people have turned to mantra meditation as a relaxation technique. We ask an expert how it works and how to use it effectively.    Welcome to The Curiosity Academy, Stylist’s new learning hub where you can access workshops, how-to guides, new […]

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COVID-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living

A new survey by Kingston University in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) has found that COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome is still causing many people to struggle with reintegration into daily life. The new UK-wide survey of 975 people, conducted in late June, comes in the week the government set out plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions from 19th July. […]

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