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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.
A history of anxiety disorders or depression, particularly at a young age, may put women at greater risk of obesity, researchers reported Monday.
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.
People suffering generalised social phobia experience increased brain activity when confronted with threatening faces or frightening social situations, new research shows.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescent girls with eating disorders are at risk of also developing anxiety disorders, and vice versa, according to a new study. Dr. Pamela K.
By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Psychotherapy delivered over the telephone reduces symptoms of depression in patients with physical impairments due to multiple sclerosis, investigators report. "The biggest advantage of 'telemental health' is that it overcomes barriers," Dr. David C.
Individuals who have an anxiety disorder when starting treatment for alcohol dependence have a significantly greater risk for relapse to drinking within four months, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence co-occur at an alarming rate. A study in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines what effects a co-existing anxiety disorder may have on relapse following treatment for alcoholism. Results indicate that two of the most common anxiety disorders found among alcoholics â€“ social phobia and panic disorder â€“ are more strongly associated with alcohol relapse than other anxiety disorders.
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 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 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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