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2008-10-13 14:22:21

Gender bias could explain delay in assessment of women with heart disease Research presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), found that coronary heart disease (CHD) symptoms presented in the context of a stressful life event were identified as psychogenic in origin when presented by women and organic in origin when presented by men. The study could help explain why there is...

2008-10-01 18:00:49

PHOENIX, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com/), the nation's leading eating disorder treatment center, today announced it has opened Reddstone, a Remuda Program for Boys (http://www.remudaranch.com/reddstone/index.php). The intensive, inpatient program will treat boys 17 and under who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. It will follow the Remuda Model of Treatment that is based on a...

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2008-08-13 09:15:00

A gene may be to blame in explaining why some people are more apt for anxiousness, according to a new study. Known as COMT, this gene regulates the brain chemical dopamine. It also controls an enzyme that helps break down that chemical. German researchers found that people with a particular, common variant of the gene tend to have an exaggerated "startle" response, which is a trait that could make them more vulnerable to anxiety disorders. The findings came from the journal Behavioral...

2008-07-14 12:00:40

MILWAUKEE _ Anxious individuals may be hard-wired in childhood to be tense, nervous and prone to depression, new research suggests. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have discovered the part of the brain linked to anxiety in young monkeys, a finding that could help our understanding of the neural basis of temperament in human children as well. "They were able to link behavioral traits related to anxiety with strong and stable activity of a central circuit of brain area," said...

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2008-07-10 15:00:00

Learned fear is triggered by a rapid switching in the activity balance between two brain circuits, a Swiss study published Thursday found. Adjusting the balance either retains or eliminates fear, said the study by researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland. The researchers, led by Andreas Luethi, found two distinct groups of nerve cells in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which processes memory of emotional reactions. One group of nerve cells eliminates established...

2008-06-27 12:02:19

Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has issued a positive opinion supporting the approval of Cymbalta for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. The positive opinion is based upon the results of five clinical studies - four double-blind placebo-controlled studies and a relapse prevention study - involving more than 2,000 non-depressed adults with generalized anxiety...

2008-06-18 09:01:19

WALTHAM, Mass., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Lexapro is the leading single agent used in anxiety therapy with 11.7 percent and 14.9 percent of first- and second-line patient share, respectively. According to surveyed psychiatrists and primary care physicians (PCPs), Lexapro is distinguished by its superior safety and tolerability profile; physicians specifically...

2006-04-10 11:37:28

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Drug-addicted patients with severe, persistent mental illness respond well to a new behavioral approach that involves social skills training and motivational interviewing, as well as mandatory urine checks, research suggests. The intervention is called Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (BTSAS). Researchers compared this approach with Supportive Treatment for Addiction Recovery (STAR) -- the...

2006-03-06 22:55:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A history of anxiety disorders or depression, particularly at a young age, may put women at greater risk of obesity, researchers reported Monday. In a study that followed 820 men and women from childhood through young adulthood, investigators found that women with a history of either depression or anxiety -- or, in many cases, both -- tended to gain more weight over time. When it came to depression, the earlier in life the disorder arose, the greater...

2006-01-17 15:15:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronic illness characterized by a complex of multiple symptoms is more common in deployed Gulf War I (1991) veterans than in nondeployed veterans, according to a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "Veterans with multiple complaints may have chronic multisymptom illness," Dr. Melvin S. Blanchard from St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, told Reuters Health. "It is important to seek co-morbid conditions such as...


Latest Anxiety disorder Reference Libraries

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

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