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2011-08-10 18:28:27

Cancer patients may benefit from sessions with trained music therapists or from listening to music. A new Cochrane systematic review shows using music can reduce anxiety in cancer patients, and may also have positive effects on mood, pain and quality of life. Music and music therapy are used in a wide range of clinical settings. Treatments range from patients listening to pre-recorded music, to music therapists engaging patients in music experiences to improve psychological and physical...

2011-08-02 20:59:01

Women who reported experiencing gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had an associated higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Violence against women is a major public health concern, contributing to high levels of illness and death worldwide, according to background information in the article. "In...

2011-07-26 21:06:57

Most people worry from time to time. A new research study, led by a Case Western Reserve University faculty member in psychology, also shows that worrying can be so intrusive and obsessive that it interferes in the person's life and endangers the health of social relationships. These people suffer from what's called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), says Case Western Reserve psychologist Amy Przeworski. Individuals with GAD frequently put social relationships with family, friends, or...

2011-07-12 22:22:50

Findings suggest that high levels of regular physical activity may be a useful intervention to prevent panic and related disorders Regular exercise may be a useful strategy for helping prevent the development of panic and related disorders, a new study suggests. People with an intense fear of the nausea, racing heart, dizziness, stomachaches and shortness of breath that accompany panic "” known as "high anxiety sensitivity" "” reacted with less anxiety to a panic-inducing stressor...

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2011-06-23 05:45:00

People living in rural areas are less likely to suffer stress and anxiety than those living in major cities because their brains are wired differently, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. Although epidemiologists showed long ago that people raised in cities are more prone to mental disorders than those brought up in the countryside, the current study is the first to show that two distinct brain regions that regulate emotion and stress are affected by urban living....

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2011-04-21 10:45:01

Breakthrough study offers hope for targeted treatment of stress-related disorders A team of neuroscientists at the University of Leicester, UK, in collaboration with researchers from Poland and Japan, has announced a breakthrough in the understanding of the 'brain chemistry' that triggers our response to highly stressful and traumatic events. The discovery of a critical and previously unknown pathway in the brain that is linked to our response to stress was announced April 20 in the journal...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

OCD Chicago has joined Active Minds and Anxiety Disorders Association of America to sponsor National Stress Out Day, a nationwide effort to provide pre-finals stress relief and educate college students about the difference between everyday anxiety and an anxiety disorder or other mental illness. One hundred thirty campuses in 37 states will participate. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 OCD Chicago has joined Active Minds and Anxiety Disorders Association of America to sponsor National...

2011-04-05 00:14:48

Mexican migrants to the U.S. risk "clinically significant" mental-health problems, study finds Mexicans who migrate to the United States are far more likely to experience significant depression and anxiety than individuals who do not immigrate, a new study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Archives journal, has found. The study, "Migration from Mexico to the U.S. and subsequent risk for depressive and anxiety disorders: A cross-national study," was conducted...

2011-03-17 06:45:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately six million American adults suffer from a diagnosable level of anxiety. "All of us worry about things like health, money, or family problems at one time or another. But people with generalized anxiety disorder are extremely worried about these and many other things, even when there is little or no reason to worry about them. They may be very anxious about just getting...

2011-03-09 16:32:53

Stimulation of a distinct brain circuit that lies within a brain structure typically associated with fearfulness produces the opposite effect: Its activity, instead of triggering or increasing anxiety, counters it. That's the finding in a paper by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers to be published online March 9 in Nature. In the study, Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, and his colleagues employed a mouse model to show that stimulating activity exclusively in this circuit enhances...


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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