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2010-08-23 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) has partnered with MonkeySee.com to provide a series of seven free online educational videos on how to manage and overcome stress and anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children, and some 40 million American adults suffer from them. Even though the disorders are highly treatable, only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment....

2010-07-27 23:53:39

Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) "” the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States "” are less likely to finish high school on time than students with other mental-health disorders that often are considered more serious, a large national study by researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine has found. The study found that nearly one third of students with ADHD, twice the proportion as students with no psychiatric disorder, either...

2010-06-11 01:18:36

A research conducted at the University of Granada has identified the different effects of being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment on what happens around us. Being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment affects our attention to what happens. This finding will help improve the treatment of anxiety disorders, so common in our days. In fact, anxiety has become one of the most common conditions among the population, which can explain the negative...

2010-05-19 08:42:17

An intervention in primary care settings that allowed a choice of cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or both, along with computer-assisted treatment support for patients with common anxiety disorders, resulted in greater improvement in anxiety symptoms and functional disability compared to usual care, according to a study in the May 19 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on mental health. Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., of the Uni­versity of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle,...

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2010-05-04 11:29:01

Rates of mood and anxiety disorders appear to decline with age but the conditions remain common in older adults, especially women, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Knowledge of the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders and co-existing mood-anxiety disorder in older community-dwelling adults is important; these are hidden and undertreated but treatable disorders associated with poor health outcomes," the authors...

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2010-03-18 09:48:59

When you think of people suffering from social anxiety, you probably characterize them as shy, inhibitive and submissive. However, new research from psychologists Todd Kashdan and Patrick McKnight at George Mason University suggests that there is a subset of socially anxious people who act out in aggressive, risky ways"”and that their behavior patterns are often misunderstood. In the new study, "The Darker Side of Social Anxiety: When Aggressive Impulsivity Prevails Over Shy...

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2010-03-09 09:12:33

Randomized trial with Group Health patients shows general response A new randomized trial shows that on average, three months after receiving a series of 10 massage sessions, patients had half the symptoms of anxiety. This improvement resembles that previously reported with psychotherapy, medications, or both. But the trial, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, also found massage to be no more effective than simple relaxation in a room alone with soft, soothing music. "We were...

2010-01-12 06:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage company developing and commercializing innovative treatments for diseases of the central nervous system, today reported that a new clinical study shows that its investigational compound CXB722 has potential as a novel anxiolytic, demonstrating a significant effect on both endocrine and cardiovascular biomarkers associated with stress. CXB722 and its prodrug Ayrene (CXB724) are...

2009-10-06 09:03:25

Adolescents with psychiatric symptoms such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility and depression may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although the Internet has become one of the most significant information resources for adolescents, addiction to the Internet can negatively impact school performance, family...

2009-06-12 07:45:00

Is the Average Person at Risk of Suffering from Anxiety? SAN DIEGO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A quiet church volunteer in England became an overnight sensation after her stunning appearance on a popular U.K. TV talent show. Within 24 hours the entire world knew who she was, and a video clip of her performance had racked up millions of hits. Since then she has been on a crash course in becoming a celebrity, but the sudden tsunami of international attention and stress has taken its toll on the...


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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