Tag Archives: Anxiety

Increasing Omega-3s Can Decrease Anxiety

New research out of Taiwan suggests treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may help reduce symptoms of anxiety, rates of which continue to climb in the U.S. and worldwide. Anxiety now impacts the lives of some 40 million Americans and 1 in 4 senior citizens is thought to be dependent on antianxiety medications like… Read More »

Medical News Today: Does lavender really help with anxiety?

Traditional folk medicine maintains that the smell of some plants can calm the nerves. Now, new research is suggesting that one fragrant compound present in lavender can lessen anxiety by stimulating the nose to pass signals to the brain. New research brings scientific proof that lavender relieves anxiety by affecting the brain through smell. Investigators… Read More »

Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?

According to some observers, anxiety is now snowballing in the United States. So, in this Spotlight, we ask whether anxiety truly is becoming more prevalent in the West and, if so, what may be causing it. The story of anxiety is deep and long. For many, anxiety is an ever-present uninvited guest; in our circle… Read More »