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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...

2008-12-15 21:48:28

Panic attacks have been linked to higher risk of heart attack and heart disease, especially in younger people, British researchers said. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, found that people who were younger than age 50 when first diagnosed had a significantly higher risk of subsequent heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions, but this was not the case in older people. The study found there was a significantly higher incidence of subsequent coronary heart disease in people...

2008-12-15 09:54:54

The stress of panic attacks may be just the beginning. New research shows people diagnosed with panic attacks or panic disorder are more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a heart attack or develop coronary heart disease (CHD) than the rest of the population. Studies show the risk for having a heart attack was increased by 38 percent and developing heart disease increased by 44 percent. Researchers find the risk is even greater for panic attack sufferers under age 50. But...

2008-12-04 22:47:22

Children with lower IQs show an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or depression, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Karestan Koenen of the Harvard School of Public Health said study participants were members of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, involving children born in 1972-1973 in Dunedin, New Zealand. At the initial assessment at age 3, the study had 1,037 children. The participants were also interviewed and tested on their...

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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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