Anxiety Disorder

An emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America site offers information on Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and specific phobias. There are also resources available to help people find the help they may need.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s site answers frequently asked questions about mental illnesses, including anxiety, and discusses research advances in treating and understanding these illnesses.

NAMI: Anxiety Disorders

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Web site houses resources on a host of mental illnesses, including anxiety disorders. The site provides information on treatments, support groups, and recovery from mental illness.

NIMH: Anxiety Disorders

The U.S. government's National Institute of Mental Health has an excellent Anxiety Disorders section, including quick facts, treatment information, and where to get help for both general and specific anxiety disorders, as well as science news and a library of brochures and other helpful resources.

Dana Articles

Understanding Stress at a Deeper Level

Researchers look to genes, glia, and neurogenesis to tease out how stress leads to disease and try to find biological clues to who is at greatest risk. Report from the recent SfN meeting.

Gut Feelings: Bacteria and the Brain

By: Jane A. Foster, Ph.D.

Microbiota in our gut, sometimes referred to as the “second genome” or the “second brain,” may influence our mood in ways that scientists are just now beginning to understand. As research evolves, further understanding of microbiota’s relationship to the human brain could have significant mental health implications.

Beyond Serotonin: Depression at the microRNA Level

Researchers focusing on glutamate pathways may have found a potential biomarker for the mood disorder.

Air Pollution Also Not Good For Your Brain

Recent research provides strong evidence that pollutants cause harms, and suggests underlying pathways and mechanisms. 

The Neurobiology of Resilience

Most drug development for depression has focused on undoing the bad effects of stress, but new research suggests that finding ways to induce resilience could lead to new treatments. One of our series of briefing papers.