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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...

2011-03-01 11:11:00

PHOENIX, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance has a new Disease Management program for clinically diagnosed anxiety, which now joins the array of wellness and disease management programs offered to eligible TRICARE beneficiaries. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and, in general, can help one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it develops into a disabling disorder. Anxiety disorders last at least six months and...

2011-02-16 07:59:00

DUBLIN, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First-of-Its-Kind Clinical Study by East Carolina University Establishes Efficacy of Bejeweled(R) and Other Games in Reducing Clinical Depression and Anxiety East Carolina University's Psychophysiology Lab and Biofeedback Clinic today revealed the results of a year-long randomized, controlled clinical study that measured the efficacy of so-called "casual" video games (CVGs) in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety as a co-morbid...

2011-01-11 13:57:06

Breakthrough sheds light on poorly understood region of the brain 1. Scientists from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research/Duke-NUS Neuroscience Research Partnership (A*STAR/Duke-NUS NRP), A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and the National University of Singapore have made a breakthrough concerning how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain. Their work, published in the journal Current Biology, sheds light on how the brain normally shuts off anxiety and also...

2011-01-07 11:10:00

An unexpected discovery by UCLA life scientists holds promise for the future development of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and potentially for Alzheimer's disease and other memory-impairment diseases. The researchers, led by UCLA professor of psychology Michael Fanselow, have discovered what may be a completely unexplored drug target for the treatment of anxiety disorders. The research is published Jan. 7 in the journal Science. Normally,...

2010-12-28 10:30:00

www.HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org offers free, anonymous mental health screenings to stay healthy in 2011 WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As most Americans resolve to head back to the gym, change their diet, or pay off debt, their commitment to better habits may be tough to keep if they don't take care of their mental health. From deployed troops and new parents to college students and retirees, every day stressors can leave people from all walks of life...

2010-12-15 08:37:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the years, the medical staff at Remuda Ranch has found the holidays to be an especially emotionally vulnerable time for individuals with eating disorders. Since 1990, Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders has treated more than 10,000 patients suffering from anorexia, bulimia, anxiety and related issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/CG64058LOGO) "Family members often want to postpone treatment until...

2010-11-11 22:07:46

New study published in Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention People affected by anxiety and depression should receive an additional cardiac test when undergoing diagnosis for potential heart problems, according to a new study from Concordia University, the Universit© du Qu©bec à Montr©al and the Montreal Heart Institute. As part of this study, published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, a large sample of...


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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