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OCD Humans And Dogs Show Similar Brain Abnormalities
2013-06-04 16:20:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some dogs´ bad habits could be a sign of canine compulsive disorder (CCD), and a new study from Tufts University and Harvard Medical School shows that structural brain abnormalities in Doberman pinschers with the disorder are similar to those seem in humans with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The results of the study suggest a new approach to understanding both OCD and the behaviors of man´s best friend. "While the...

Scientists Find How Meditation Helps Reduce Anxiety
2013-06-04 12:36:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have identified the brain functions involved in how meditation reduces anxiety. The team wrote in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience about how they studied 15 healthy volunteers with normal levels of everyday anxiety. They said these individuals had no previous meditation experience or anxiety disorders. The participants took four 20-minute classes to learn...

2013-05-24 23:24:11

Founder Mariah Bruehl offers unique techniques to help children decrease anxiety, stress and fear. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Playful Learning, the Parents´ Choice Gold Medal award-winning online learning website for kids, today announced the release of its newest Ecademy class titled Stress Management: Help Your Child Find Peace Inside & Out. In this new online class, founder Mariah Bruehl offers families a positive and productive approach to stress management for kids by...

2013-05-15 23:00:21

“Desire For Life” outlines Morita´s contextual treatment and natural healing approach for anxiety disorders and neuroses. Tpeka, KS (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Morita Therapy is a form of therapy designed to treat anxiety disorders and neurotic tendencies by enabling patients to live full and meaningful lives without being ruled by their emotional states. Dr. Brian Ogawa outlines the theory and methods of Morita Therapy in his new book, "Desire For Life: The Practitioner´s...

Snacking On Kava Leaves May Reduce Anxiety
2013-05-13 13:54:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study suggests that the South Pacific plant Kava may have beneficial properties for alleviating anxiousness. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology say Kava could be used to help treat people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD). There are medicines currently available for people suffering from anxiety, but scientists are still looking for safer alternatives. The team, led by Dr...

Specific Brain Region Plays Important Role In Reducing Anxiety
2013-03-07 09:13:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team led by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has found the first evidence that selective activation of the dentate gyrus, a portion of the hippocampus, can reduce anxiety without affecting learning. The findings suggest therapies targeting this brain region could treat certain anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). These treatments, as described in the study, would...

2013-03-06 13:40:01

Risk highest among those with substance use disorders The perpetration of homicide by people with mental disorders has received much attention, but their risk of being victims of homicide has rarely been examined. Yet such information may help develop more effective strategies for improving the safety and health of people with mental illness. So a team of researchers from Sweden and the USA assessed mental disorders and homicides across the entire population of Swedish adults between...

2013-02-12 14:48:59

Scopolamine is an anticholinergic drug with many uses. For example, it prevents nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. However, scopolamine is re-emerging as an antidepressant, with recent studies showing that scopolamine can rapidly improve mood in depressed patients. In addition, in a new study published in Biological Psychiatry this month by Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky and colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles, it may also be a possible treatment for anxiety disorders....

Stress During Infancy Affects Brain Development Of Females
2012-11-13 06:16:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently discovered that early family stress during infancy could be related to changes that occur in the daily brain function and anxiety of teenage girls. The data was pooled from a population study that looked at the relationship between stress and the developmental pathway of the brain. For female infants who lived in homes with stressed out mothers, they were more likely...


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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