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2010-05-19 08:42:17

An intervention in primary care settings that allowed a choice of cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or both, along with computer-assisted treatment support for patients with common anxiety disorders, resulted in greater improvement in anxiety symptoms and functional disability compared to usual care, according to a study in the May 19 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on mental health. Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., of the Uni­versity of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle,...

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2010-05-04 11:29:01

Rates of mood and anxiety disorders appear to decline with age but the conditions remain common in older adults, especially women, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Knowledge of the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders and co-existing mood-anxiety disorder in older community-dwelling adults is important; these are hidden and undertreated but treatable disorders associated with poor health outcomes," the authors...

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2010-03-30 12:31:43

These findings give physicians more reason to search for a more specific diagnosis and could possibly lead to more precise treatments, said UNC's Susan Girdler, Ph.D. As science slowly, but continually, unravels the causes of disorders, it increasingly teases apart biological threads that, when spooled together, begin to take on the warp and weft of separate disorders. Add to the developing fabrics a severe mood disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which affects 5 percent to 7 percent...

2010-03-09 08:16:41

Large validation study shows a reliable and valid tool for routine practice A new questionnaire and outcomes measurement scale developed by the department of psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital has proven to be a reliable and valid measure of anxiety. The scale can easily be incorporated into routine clinical practice when treating psychiatric disorders. The study appears online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. To determine the impact of treatment on any medical disorder,...

2010-01-19 12:53:05

An online treatment system for patients suffering with panic disorder and anxiety problems combine biofeedback therapy with web technologies and allows patients and medical professionals to communicate effectively, according to research published in the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining. Vincent Tseng and Bai-En Shie of the National Cheng Kung University are working with psychiatrist Fong-Lin Jang of the Chi-Mei Medical Center, in Tainan, Taiwan, to develop a...

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2009-12-14 09:25:00

Only about half of American children and teenagers who have certain mental disorders receive professional services, according to a nationally representative survey funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The survey also provides a comprehensive look at the prevalence of common mental disorders. The results are part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a collaboration between NIMH and the National Center for Health Statistics of the...

2009-11-25 15:07:08

The portion of our brains that is responsible for registering fear and even panic has a built-in chemical sensor that is triggered by a primordial terror "“ suffocation. A report in the November 25th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, shows in studies of mice that the rise in acid levels in the brain upon breathing carbon dioxide triggers acid-sensing channels that evoke fear behavior. In addition to the insight into the normal fear response, the discovery may help to...

2009-11-25 14:50:32

Breathing carbon dioxide can trigger panic attacks, but the biological reason for this effect has not been understood. A new study by University of Iowa researchers shows that carbon dioxide increases brain acidity, which in turn activates a brain protein that plays an important role in fear and anxiety behavior. The study, published in the Nov. 25 issue of the journal Cell, offers new possibilities for understanding the biological basis of panic and anxiety disorders in general and may...

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2009-07-07 09:20:51

People that have a family history of depression, alcohol and drug abuse may not only inherit these conditions, but are inclined to suffer worse from the disorders and need further treatment, a study announced. In a 30-year study conducted in New Zealand, researchers watched 981 people from age three to age 32, and gathered information on their psychiatric states as well as their family members. Four psychiatric issues were investigated: depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug dependence, they...

2009-07-06 15:30:48

A family history of depression, anxiety, alcohol dependence or drug dependence is associated with the presence of each condition and also may predict its course and prognosis, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Family history of a psychiatric condition is generally known to increase an individual's risk of developing that condition, according to background information in the article. "However, there is a need to go...


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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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