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2008-07-14 12:00:40

MILWAUKEE _ Anxious individuals may be hard-wired in childhood to be tense, nervous and prone to depression, new research suggests. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have discovered the part of the brain linked to anxiety in young monkeys, a finding that could help our understanding of the neural basis of temperament in human children as well. "They were able to link behavioral traits related to anxiety with strong and stable activity of a central circuit of brain area," said...

2008-07-02 06:00:37

By Lauren Beckham Falcone, Boston Herald Jul. 2--Superhero, heal thyself. Our beloved caped crusaders could use some serious counseling -- Hancock is an alcoholic with failure issues, the Hulk needs anger management and the Dark Knight, well, does post-traumatic stress disorder mean anything to you? Considering they're alive in the 21st century (on the big screen this summer, anyway) -- a time when cognitive behavioral therapy and a cabinet stocked with antidepressants is a must -- we...

2008-06-18 09:01:19

WALTHAM, Mass., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Lexapro is the leading single agent used in anxiety therapy with 11.7 percent and 14.9 percent of first- and second-line patient share, respectively. According to surveyed psychiatrists and primary care physicians (PCPs), Lexapro is distinguished by its superior safety and tolerability profile; physicians specifically...

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2008-04-22 14:40:00

Spreading rumors and gossiping may not cause bruises or black eyes, but the psychological consequences of this social type of bullying could linger into early adulthood, a new University of Florida study shows.In a study of 210 college students, UF researchers discovered a link between what psychologists call relational victimization in adolescence and depression and anxiety in early adulthood, according to findings published online this month in the journal Psychology in the Schools. Rather...

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2008-04-12 06:00:00

For a half-century, D-cycloserine has led a quiet, workmanlike existence as an antibiotic, primarily for tuberculosis in developing countries. Its patent has long since expired, and its popularity has waned as newer antibiotics have appeared. But D-cycloserine might now get a second act: A growing number of researchers say the drug could transform the way doctors treat a range of psychiatric ailments, including anxiety, phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It could also help alleviate...

2008-04-12 03:00:13

By Fiese, Barbara Winter, Marcia; Anbar, Ran; Howell, Kimberly; Poltrock, Scott This preliminary report links the literatures on family asthma management practices and on the characteristics of family interaction patterns thought to influence children's adjustment to a chronic physical illness. Specifically, this study of 60 families with a child with asthma examined the extent to which perceived burden of routine asthma care affected child mental health via its influence on parent-child...

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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...

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2008-03-25 10:44:54

Socially successful children tend to have fewer symptoms of anxiety or depression, while children with problems such as anxiety and depression tend to have difficulties forming relationships and being accepted by friends. However, it is difficult to determine whether the anxiety and depression lead to the social problems, or vice versa. New research suggests that social problems are more likely to contribute to anxiety and depression than the reverse. The research also shows that this is...

2007-10-09 06:00:08

By Tsai, Luke Y Asperger syndrome (AS) is a neurobiological disorder whose core clinical symptoms include impairment in social interaction, impairments in verbal and nonverbal communication, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. AS is often accompanied by coexisting neuropsychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorder, affective disorder, obsessive- compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, and...

2006-03-29 12:15:00

NEW YORK -- Research suggests that D-cycloserine may be a good adjunct to exposure-based therapy in individuals with social anxiety disorder, a debilitating condition marked by an excessive fear and avoidance of situations in which a person feels he or she will be judged by others, such as public speaking or even eating in front of others. Exposure therapy, which is commonly used to combat social phobia, relies on extinction to treat the fears underlying the disorder. Lead investigator Dr....


Latest Social anxiety disorder Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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