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We still don't know why some people develop mental health conditions while others remain healthy. Is there some environmental cause, a hereditary component, or a combination of the two? Come read about new information that supports a genetic factor.

Placebos are a great way for physicians and mental health researchers to observe how the mind affects overall health. People are often surprised to learn that the idea of taking medication can make them feel better. Read more about this phenomenon here.

Thanks to modern science, we are now aware of things in the brain that can indicate the presence of certain diseases. But what if there was something in the brain which would help scientists identify people who are at risk for PTSD?
Children and teenagers can be affected with anxiety disorders just as adults can. Parents may be confused when this occurs, because the signs and symptoms may be more difficult to recognize in someone who is underage. Read this article to find out what anxiety conditions look like in kids.

One topic which is highly interesting to those who study psychology is how fear is triggered in the body. By learning how the fear response works, doctors will be better able to treat anxiety-related conditions in people. Here is what new research is showing about the emotion of fear.

Psychology experts who study the science of anxiety have long taken notice of brain differences between healthy people and people with anxiety disorders. The results of a recent study may provide some important information about how to help correct these brain issues. Read about it here.

Everyone experiences stress at times, and some stress can actually be good for you by providing drive and motivation. When stress gets out of hand, though, it can take a toll on your overall health. Learn why you should learn how to manage your stress and anxiety.

It's becoming increasingly important to find effective ways to treat anxiety disorders and depression in younger populations. Adolescents can be especially vulnerable to these illnesses because of the hormonal changes they experience. Read about how mental health conditions are affecting teens.

Recently there has been an increase in awareness about mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, sometimes the presence of these disorders is overlooked until it is too late. Read about how this is affecting our society.

When a teenager had an extreme panic attack that could have jeopardized her safety, her mother was shocked to discover that her child's condition was not treated as an emergency. Is this treatment normal, and what does it say about how mental health disorders are being cared for?
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