Latest Anxiety News

Dreams become ‘reality’ at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg

Jan. 29, 2023 03:14 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new exhibit at The Dalí Museum is turning dreams into physical images. Literally. From ones centuries old to ones not yet realized, dreams are at the center of a new two-part exhibit running through April 30. One part of “The Shape of...

Virginia House panel votes down 'magic mushrooms' bill

Jan. 19, 2023 10:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have voted down a bill that would have allowed doctors to prescribe psilocybin, or “magic mushrooms,” for treatment of a small set of mental health conditions. A GOP-led House Courts of Justice subcommittee voted 5-2 Wednesday to...

Iowa's Patrick McCaffery taking leave to address his anxiety

Jan. 03, 2023 19:21 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Patrick McCaffery will take an indefinite leave of absence to address a mental health issue, the athletic department announced Tuesday. McCaffery, son of head coach Fran McCaffery, said in a statement he has been battling anxiety and that it has...

Have a safe trip: Oregon trains magic mushroom facilitators

Dec. 22, 2022 19:31 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Oregon (AP) — At a woodsy retreat center in Oregon, some 30 men and women are seated or lying down, masks covering their eyes and listening to serene music. They are among the first crop of students being trained how to accompany patients tripping on psilocybin, as Oregon...

Anxiety added as condition for medical weed in New Mexico

Dec. 17, 2022 13:39 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico have approved anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition under the state’s medical marijuana program. When approving the move last month, the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board cited that up to 25 percent of New Mexico’s...

'West Wing' cast urges struggling Americans to seek help

Nov. 17, 2022 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As more Americans struggle with depression and anxiety, the cast of “The West Wing” teamed up with the Biden administration on Thursday to share a simple message: you are not alone. The star-studded cast of the drama series that, even years after being off...

After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

Nov. 13, 2022 01:21 AM EST

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I'd like to invite you to close your eyes," instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other noises were the hum of the air...

Colorado voters decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Nov. 11, 2022 14:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters have passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for people 21 and older and to create state-regulated “healing centers" where participants can experience the drug under supervision. Colorado becomes the second state, after...

More big donors supporting - and discussing - mental health

Nov. 09, 2022 14:09 PM EST

When the financier Jeff Yabuki and his wife, Gail, announced last year they would give $20 million to the Children’s Wisconsin health system, they become one of a growing number of wealthy donors awarding large contributions to programs that focus on mental health. They also became...

Mindfulness worked as well for anxiety as drug in study

Nov. 09, 2022 13:54 PM EST

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. The study tested a widely used mindfulness program that includes 2 1/2 hours of classes weekly and 45 minutes of daily practice at home. Participants were randomly...