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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...

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...

2009-07-06 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Several area health care organizations agree that today's tough economic times can make staying healthy a challenge. The organizations provided tips for Ohioans to stay healthy. Those organizations are: The Athletic Club of Columbus, Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Columbus Dietetic Association, Lilly USA, Mental Health America of Franklin County, NAMI Ohio, Ohio Association of Free Clinics, Ohio Department of Health and Prevent Blindness...

2009-02-26 17:53:53

A former deputy with Illinois' McHenry County Sheriff's Office claims in a lawsuit that he was illegally fired because of a panic disorder. Former deputy Robert Schlenkert claims in his discrimination suit, which is seeking a minimum $50,000 in damages, that he was dismissed after he complained to state authorities about his treatment by supervisors after his panic disorder came to light, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported Thursday. The lawsuit says Schlenkert, who has been...

2009-02-09 16:26:03

Last year, a 17-year-old boy was admitted to the psychiatric unit at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne because he was convinced that if he drank, millions of people would die. According to the Boston Globe, Australian doctors wrote the case up as the first known instance of "climate change delusion," because he was refusing to drink water due to the growing concern of climate change. The psychiatrist who runs the inpatient unit where the boy was treated, Robert Salo, has now seen...

2009-01-05 21:03:20

U.S. researchers suggest brain scans may help predict how anxiety disorders patients react to drug therapy. Hopefully we'll be able to use that eventually to determine what kind of treatment to provide to people, lead author Jack Nitschke, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health said in a statement. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine patients with generalized anxiety disorder and...

2009-01-02 10:45:00

A network of emotion-regulating brain regions implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders may also be useful for predicting the benefits of treatment. A new study appearing online Jan. 2 reports that high levels of brain activity in an emotional center called the amygdala reflect patients' hypersensitivity to anticipation of adverse events. At the same time, high activity in a regulatory region known as the anterior cingulate cortex is associated with a...

2008-12-26 09:00:00

Before now, very little has been known about how many Americans suffer from chronic depression and anxiety.  The question: of those who do suffer how many receive effective treatments that are available?In the first of its kind study, University of California, Los Angeles researchers found estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the U.S. and how often individuals suffering from such illnesses receive appropriate treatment.Researchers found approximately 4.7...

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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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