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2011-04-05 00:25:17

People who migrate to the United States from Mexico have a significantly higher risk of developing depressive or anxiety disorders than family members of migrants who remain in Mexico, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "About 12 million people living in the United States in 2007 were born in Mexico, constituting approximately 30 percent of the U.S. foreign-born population, 25 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population,...

2011-04-05 00:14:48

Mexican migrants to the U.S. risk "clinically significant" mental-health problems, study finds Mexicans who migrate to the United States are far more likely to experience significant depression and anxiety than individuals who do not immigrate, a new study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Archives journal, has found. The study, "Migration from Mexico to the U.S. and subsequent risk for depressive and anxiety disorders: A cross-national study," was conducted...

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2011-03-31 11:13:27

By Carol Clark, Emory University Children suffering from extreme social anxiety are trapped in a nightmare of misinterpreted facial expressions: They confuse angry faces with sad ones, a new study shows. "If you misread facial expressions, you're in social trouble, no matter what other social skills you have," says Emory psychologist Steve Nowicki, a clinical researcher who developed the tests used in the study. "It can make life very difficult, because other people's faces are like a prism...

2011-03-07 09:17:58

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) --A pounding heart, sweating, and an upset stomach. At some point we've all felt some form of anxiety, but when the signs and symptoms become so severe that they interrupt daily activities there's a chance it could be something more severe. "You've heard about people who went to the ER because they thought they had a heart attack only to find out they had an anxiety attack, but they don't know because it feels the same," Marie...

2011-02-14 16:30:13

When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of Canadian psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. Their findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science. Social anxiety is a common disorder, marked by overwhelming fears of interacting with others and expectations of being harshly judged. Medication and...

2011-02-10 20:35:57

Researchers find 2 neural pathways that play role in developing phobias Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified two different chinks in our brain circuitry that explain why some of us are more prone to anxiety. Their findings, published today (Thursday, Feb. 10) in the journal Neuron may pave the way for more targeted treatment of chronic fear and anxiety...

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2011-01-17 09:52:30

Nearly one out of every 10 kids who play video games become addicted to them, and those pathological gamers could develop a plethora of mental health problems if their addiction is not properly dealt with, claims a new study published in the February 2011 edition of the journal Pediatrics. As part of the study, researchers analyzed 3,034 school children attending third through eighth grade at 12 different schools in Singapore. They discovered that 83% of those kids played games regularly, and...

2010-12-01 00:40:00

The National Parenting Center (TNPC) awarded Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom its 2011 Seal of Approval. Comprised of parents and educators, the TNPC was "impressed with the comprehensive scope" of the Turnaround program in helping children overcome their fears and anxieties. This new, powerful audio program is designed for anxious children who struggle with, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Separation Anxiety, and...

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2010-10-25 13:11:28

Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit. According to new research published in the journal Addiction, smokers with a history of anxiety disorders are less likely to quit smoking. The study, conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), offered free coaching and medications to smokers in Madison and Milwaukee. While overall quit rates for the study were high, participants with anxiety diagnoses were much less...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Children today face stressors that their parents and grandparents never dreamed of. What are these stressors and how are they affecting kids today? That was the topic on WCNC Charlotte Today with host Colleen Odegaard. She spoke with three experts in the field of child health, Christopher McCarthy, professional counselor and co-author of Turnaround, Dr. Kerry Van Voohis, Medical Director for Levine Children's Hospital, and Dr. Francis Van Voorhis, homework expert from John Hopkins Medical...


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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