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2011-02-14 16:30:13

When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of Canadian psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. Their findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science. Social anxiety is a common disorder, marked by overwhelming fears of interacting with others and expectations of being harshly judged. Medication and...

2011-02-09 14:48:18

New research examines the anxious brain during a fear conditioning task and provides insight into why some individuals may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders. The study, published by Cell Press in the February 10 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals neural mechanisms that may contribute to resilience against pathological fear and anxiety. The findings may help to direct therapeutic strategies for individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety as well as strategies that could help "at...

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...

2010-12-01 00:40:00

The National Parenting Center (TNPC) awarded Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom its 2011 Seal of Approval. Comprised of parents and educators, the TNPC was "impressed with the comprehensive scope" of the Turnaround program in helping children overcome their fears and anxieties. This new, powerful audio program is designed for anxious children who struggle with, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Separation Anxiety, and...

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2010-10-25 13:11:28

Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit. According to new research published in the journal Addiction, smokers with a history of anxiety disorders are less likely to quit smoking. The study, conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), offered free coaching and medications to smokers in Madison and Milwaukee. While overall quit rates for the study were high, participants with anxiety diagnoses were much less...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Children today face stressors that their parents and grandparents never dreamed of. What are these stressors and how are they affecting kids today? That was the topic on WCNC Charlotte Today with host Colleen Odegaard. She spoke with three experts in the field of child health, Christopher McCarthy, professional counselor and co-author of Turnaround, Dr. Kerry Van Voohis, Medical Director for Levine Children's Hospital, and Dr. Francis Van Voorhis, homework expert from John Hopkins Medical...

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2010-10-15 06:25:00

One in four US teenagers report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with their daily life, while 1 in 2 actually meet the criteria for a mental disorder, according to new research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 51 percent of boys and 49 percent of girls ages 13 to 19 have some type of anxiety or substance use disorder. In 22 percent of the teens surveyed, the disorder was so severe it...

2010-09-29 08:00:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental health screening data collected in 2005 as compared to 2010 shows an increase in the number of Americans reporting symptoms of depression and other mood and anxiety disorders. The data, collected and analyzed by Screening for Mental Health, Inc.*, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health education, screening and treatment resources, also showed a 14% decrease in the number of Americans who are currently being treated for...

2010-09-29 07:54:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorder Association of America recently explained that: Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults, and they are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses. Of the 40 million adults in the U.S. who suffer from an anxiety disorder, 75 percent of them experienced their first episode by age 22. Only about one-third of all those suffering receive treatment, even though these...

2010-08-23 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) has partnered with MonkeySee.com to provide a series of seven free online educational videos on how to manage and overcome stress and anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children, and some 40 million American adults suffer from them. Even though the disorders are highly treatable, only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment....


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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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