panic disorder

A Food-Seeking Circuit in the Brain That Can Override Hunger or “Fullness” Signals May Shed Light on Eating Disorders
Research that was initially focused on fear, anxiety, and defensive behaviors has resulted in a series of unexpected discoveries that have shed new light on eating behaviors, and, possibly, on eating… Read More
Researchers Propose a Way to Study the Debilitating Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
One of the more common mental illnesses is also one of the hardest to precisely define, and for various reasons it is among the most difficult to treat successfully. Several research studies have… Read More
New Clues for Medication to Prevent Disorders Caused by Early-Life Stress
For several decades researchers have known that acute stress experienced early in life can harm the brain and can lead immediately or in later years to a variety of disorders, from depression and… Read More
How the Brain Processes Fear
Scientists have strengthened fear memories in mice by artificially switching on a set of fear-processing cells in the brain as the animals underwent a negative experience. The study, reported June 29… Read More
For people with panic disorder sudden attacks of fear can cause a range of symptoms including sweating, nausea and a feeling of being out of control. Worry about the next attack can be so intense… Read More