Latest Social anxiety disorder Stories

2005-09-29 14:20:00

NEW YORK -- Adolescent girls with eating disorders are at risk of also developing anxiety disorders, and vice versa, according to a new study. Dr. Pamela K. Keel, of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and colleagues examined the simultaneous occurrence of eating disorders and mood disorders among 672 female twins (ages 16 to 18 years) from the Minnesota Twin Family Study. The subjects completed structured interviews that determined the presence of anorexia or bulimia, and assessed mood,...

2005-09-12 13:42:41

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. Mohr, of the University of California at San Francisco, told Reuters Health. "Even in urban areas where mental health is available, there are a lot of barriers, such as physical disabilities,...

2005-08-15 14:22:22

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (Aug. 15, 2005)  - 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. The study also finds that two of the most common anxiety disorders found among alcoholics--social phobia and panic disorder--are more strongly associated with this relapse than other anxiety disorders. The results of this...

2005-08-15 13:03:04

- Anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence co-occur at an alarming rate. - Researchers investigate what effect anxiety disorders may have on the success of alcoholism treatment. - Social phobia was the single best predictor of a return to any drinking following treatment; panic disorder was the single best predictor of a relapse to alcohol dependence following treatment. Anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence co-occur at an alarming rate. A study in the August issue of Alcoholism:...

2005-06-06 02:40:00

Researchers supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have found that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and that despite effective treatments, there are long delays "” sometimes decades "” between first onset of symptoms and when people seek and receive treatment. The study also reveals that an untreated mental disorder can lead to a more severe, more difficult to treat illness, and to the development of co-occurring mental illnesses....

Latest Social anxiety disorder Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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