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2012-09-03 11:14:23

Doctors have long recognized a link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Those who drink heavily are at increased risk for traumatic events like car accidents and domestic violence, but that only partially explains the connection. New research using mice reveals heavy alcohol use actually rewires brain circuitry, making it harder for alcoholics to recover psychologically following a traumatic experience. "There's a whole spectrum to how...

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2012-06-12 06:59:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com One in eight. This statistic refers to the number of children who suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Professor Yair Bar-Haim of  Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences and his team of researchers studied a new way to address childhood anxiety with Attention Bias Modification (ABM), which was reported in a recent edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry. To begin, ABM...

2012-05-27 23:02:38

Susan A. Richman, Esq., a co-founder of Beyond OCD, is a featured speaker at a Chicago area mental health conference on anxiety disorders. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Beyond OCD, the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources designed to help people cope with and ultimately get beyond Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), announced that Susan A. Richman, Esq., its co-founder, will speak at an upcoming conference. The June 3 conference, “Managing...

2012-05-15 22:28:31

A novel mechanism for anxiety behaviors, including a previously unrecognized inhibitory brain signal, may inspire new strategies for treating psychiatric disorders, University of Chicago researchers report. By testing the controversial role of a gene called Glo1 in anxiety, scientists uncovered a new inhibitory factor in the brain: the metabolic by-product methylglyoxal. The system offers a tantalizing new target for drugs designed to treat conditions such as anxiety disorder, epilepsy,...

2012-04-10 09:03:34

University of Cincinnati student research will be discussed at a national conference dedicated to the advancement of treating anxiety disorders. Stress and anxiety among Americans is under increasing concern —in the doctor´s office, in the workplace and at home. UC student researchers will be examining different facets of the crisis as they take part in a national conference aimed at bringing relief to that suffering. UC graduate and undergraduate research posters will be...

Scientists Confirm Yoga Can Reduce Stress, Medical And Psychological Conditions
2012-03-07 11:12:55

A new study provides a theory for how stress-related and psychological conditions may be reduced with yoga. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (CCPS), and the New York Medical College (NYMC) posted their theory and findings in the journal Medical Hypothesis. The researchers believe that yoga, in conjunction with standard medical practices, can provide aid and relief for many medical and psychological conditions, such...


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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