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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...

2008-08-12 00:00:43

The Washington County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will start a 12-week series of classes for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illnesses. The first session will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the North Strabane Municipal Building on Route 519. The course will cover information about schizophrenia, mood disorders, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills; basic information about medications; listening and communication...

2008-07-02 06:00:14

By Livermore, Nicole Butler, Jane E; Sharpe, Louise; McBain, Rachel A; Gandevia, Simon C; McKenzie, David K Rationale: Panic attacks are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the prevalence of panic disorder is at least 10 times higher than in the general population. In the current study, we examined resistive load perception in patients with COPD with and without panic attacks. Objectives: We tested competing hypotheses, based on conflicting results of earlier...

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2008-03-25 14:30:00

Bonn study shows that people with anxiety disorders tend to suffer from increased blood clotting"The blood froze in my veins" or "My blood curdled" "“ these common figures of speech can be taken literally, according to the latest studies. Indeed, more literally than some of us would like. For it turns out that intense fear and panic attacks can really make our blood clot and increase the risk of thrombosis or heart attack.Earlier studies showed that stress and anxiety can influence...

2006-08-10 10:29:50

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Stress could help trigger the onset of eating disorders, a new study shows. The etiology of eating disorders is multifactorial, note Dr. Luis Rojo of the University of Valencia in Spain and colleagues in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Multiple factors, including psychological ones, can influence the onset and development of an eating disorder. Stress is thought to be an important precursor of eating disorders. Rojo and his team studied the connection...

2005-12-22 11:20:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK -- We may not know the specifics of how exercise impacts depression and other mental health conditions, but since numerous studies show it to be beneficial, there is little harm in participating in it for that purpose, according to Harvard mental health experts. "Although it is no magic remedy, there is little to lose and everything to gain by trying to work off depression and anxiety, " they write in the latest issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Dr....

2005-11-22 16:20:00

Internet-based treatments for sufferers of panic disorder may be just as effective as face-to-face methods, a study by Monash University researchers has found. Panic attacks can involve a sudden rush of fear or intense anxiety and physical symptoms such as racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, light-headedness or nausea. When these attacks happen unexpectedly, the person has what is known as panic disorder. The study compared the effectiveness of three types of treatment "“...

2005-11-14 12:28:41

The prevalence of major psychiatric disorders is as common in cancer patients as they are in the general population, with the exception of panic disorder which had elevated rates compared to the general population (5 percent versus 1.7 percent, respectively). However, fewer than half of advanced cancer patients with major psychiatric complaints receive care from a mental health provider, according to a study published in the December 15, 2005 issue of CANCER...

2005-11-14 10:31:41

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study shows that about one of every ten adults with advanced cancer are plagued by major psychiatric disorders, yet many cancer patients with mental health problems aren't getting help from a mental health professional, according to the study. This finding speaks to the need for cancer doctors and patients to discuss psychological concerns during cancer care. "Willingness on the part of the patient did not seem to be a barrier to...

2005-10-24 20:44:22

Women's health problems, depression and child abuse represented a major health crisis in Australia, a seminar focusing on women and mental health over the weekend was told. The Director of the Centre for Mental Health Research, Professor Helen Christensen, said at the seminar that many mental health problems were far more common in women than men. "Depression alone affects approximately 1.3 million Australian women ever year, compared with 750,000 men," Professor Christensen said. "Post...


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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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