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2008-12-03 14:01:23

Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety but few receive proper treatment, researchers said. The study, published in the journal Psychiatric Services, found that approximately 4.7 percent of the nation's population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety disorders, with a minority of those afflicted receiving adequate medication or counseling. The study also found 12 percent of patients with persistent illness were getting both medication...

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2008-12-03 14:20:00

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disordersThough effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population.But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals...

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2008-12-03 09:53:32

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disorders Though effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population. But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals...

2008-10-30 12:01:04

PHOENIX, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As the current economy crisis deepens, many individuals with eating disorders are worried about treatment and not seeking the help they desperately require. "The danger of not seeking help for an eating disorder can be very serious because they can cause many medical complications, even death," said David Wall, PhD, director of psychological services at Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com/). "Eating disorders...

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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...


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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