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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....

2006-03-07 11:49:16

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During the early phase of antidepressant treatment of pediatric patients, there is a slight increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior, the results of several studies suggest. However, the US Food and Drug Administration research team that conducted the study review does not discourage the use of antidepressant drugs for children. Instead, they advise "close monitoring of patients as a way of managing the risk of suicidality," according to their...

2006-03-06 22:55:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A history of anxiety disorders or depression, particularly at a young age, may put women at greater risk of obesity, researchers reported Monday. In a study that followed 820 men and women from childhood through young adulthood, investigators found that women with a history of either depression or anxiety -- or, in many cases, both -- tended to gain more weight over time. When it came to depression, the earlier in life the disorder arose, the greater...

2006-02-06 16:03:04

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly one in three infants born to women taking anti-depressant drugs exhibit signs of withdrawal and expectant mothers may want to limit the drugs they take, researchers said on Monday. Symptoms such as high-pitched crying, tremors, gastrointestinal problems and disturbed sleep may show up in the first 48 hours after birth and were more pronounced in infants whose mothers had been taking higher doses. A closer look at the 37 infants exposed in the womb to...

2005-11-28 17:21:18

People suffering generalised social phobia experience increased brain activity when confronted with threatening faces or frightening social situations, new research shows. The finding could help identify how severe a person's generalised social phobia is and measure the effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological treatments for the condition. Up to one million Australians suffer from social phobia at any one time, making it the most common anxiety disorder, and the third most common...

2005-11-28 11:32:49

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Pre-school children can show early signs of a mental disorder which can be diagnosed and treated to prevent problems later in life, a leading psychologist said on Monday. Children as young as 2 or 3 years may suffer from depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "A lot of substantial psychiatric problems are actually starting and are identifiable much earlier than we ever thought," said Adrian...

2005-10-26 14:37:21

BOSTON - Oct. 26, 2005 - Recent research has shown that kids with asthma may also be at risk for psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and problems in their social lives including peer interactions. This study, recently published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, is one of the first to examine relationships among asthma, anxiety and depression, and several aspects of social functioning in urban children. Findings suggest that among children with and...


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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