Anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorders are blanket terms covering several different forms of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety which only came under the aegis of psychiatry at the very end of the 19th century. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans may be affected by one or more of them.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common chronic disorder characterized by long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation. Those suffering from generalized anxiety experience non-specific persistent fear and worry and become overly concerned with everyday matters. Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults

Know the Major Warning Signs You May Be Suffering A Silent Heart Attack

A heart attack is a serious medical condition that needs to be attended to immediately. Failure to do so can have fatal consequences. Spotting the warning symptoms early on can make the difference. In some cases, a person may already be having a silent heart attack and yet is mostly unaware of it.

Olivia Munn Has Anxiety Disorder Trichotillomania: 'I Rip Out My Eyelashes'

Actress Olivia Munn has went public announced that she has a rare anxiety disorder called trichotillomania during an interview with The New York Daily News. "I don't bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes," the 32-year-old actress explained to the Daily News . "It doesn't hurt, but it's really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes."

Seeking The Roots Of A US Soldier's Shooting Rampage

In the search for an explanation of why a U.S. soldier left his base in Afghanistan at night and killed 16 civilians in their homes, some experts have raised the possibility that mental illness or a brain injury played a role in the massacre.

Sleep Disorders Common in Cops

A survey from the United States and Canada found 40 percent of police officers had symptoms of a sleep disorder, including sleep apnea and insomnia.

Worrying Can Endanger Social Relationships: Study

A new research from a Case Western Reserve University faculty member in psychology shows that when people do worry from time-to-time, it can be intrusive and obsessive and interferes in one's life, thus affecting the heath of their social relationships.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Soldiers

Studies show that one out of eight soldiers who fought in Iraq shows signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. According to the U.S. Naval Health Research Center, a soldier who has a pre-existing mental disorder has a higher possibility of getting a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being sent to a battlefield. Soldiers diagnosed with anxiety disorder, depression, personality disorder or any other psychiatric disease has the potential to develop the PTSD.