MONDAY, May 7, 2018 -- Americans are becoming increasingly nervous, with anxiety levels on the rise -- and one of the main reasons is concern about being able to pay their bills, a new survey finds.
More than 1,000 adults nationwide were polled in late March and asked to rate their level of anxiety. The overall national score was 51 on a 100-point scale, a 5-point increase since about the same time last year.
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds.
"Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary results suggest that anxiety was significantly lower one week after the meditation session," said study author John Durocher. He is an assistant professor of physiology at Michigan Technological University's department of biological sciences.
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds.
Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students -- 90 percent who were working on their Ph.D. and 10 percent pursuing a master's. They found that 41 percent had moderate to severe anxiety and 39 percent had moderate to severe depression.