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2009-04-08 09:36:47

Older adults with generalized anxiety disorder who received cognitive behavior therapy had greater improvement on measures of worry, depression and mental health than patients who received usual care, according to a study in the April 8 issue of JAMA.Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common in late life, with prevalence up to 7.3 percent in the community and 11.2 percent in primary care. Late-life anxiety predicts increased physical disability, memory difficulties and decreased quality of...

2009-04-01 19:05:56

Babies born to women with anxiety or depression before they were pregnant are more likely to sleep poorly, researchers in Britain said. The study, published in the journal Sleep, suggests that babies are more likely to have night wakings at both 6 months and 12 months of age if they are born to women who suffered from anxiety or depression prior to the pregnancy. The study involved 874 women ages 20-34 in the city of Southampton, England. Before becoming pregnant, the women completed the...

2009-03-10 09:44:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037, extension 9771. Active at 50? Still Prime for Knee...

2009-02-20 00:24:31

Anti-social behavior among girls and anxiety among both sexes predicted depression in early adolescence, U.S. researchers found. University of Washington social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven years and found that surprisingly, early signs of depression were not predictive of adolescent depression. Anti-social behavior has typically been viewed as a big problem among boys, so it tends to be ignored among girls. Boys with early anti-social behavior typically go on to...

2009-02-06 08:44:57

A new study describes the psychological profile of adolescents who have received kidney transplants and compares them to those of healthy peers. The findings reveal a significantly higher prevalence of psychiatric conditions (depression, phobia, ADHD), educational impairment and social isolation among adolescents who had undergone a transplant. The study appears in Pediatric Transplantation.In the transplant group studied, 65 percent were diagnosed with a lifetime psychiatric disorder,...

2009-01-23 09:31:55

Many of the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety disorders also have problems with balance. As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with anxiety, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that the link between balance and anxiety can be assessed at an early age and that something can be done about it before it becomes a problem.Dr. Orit Bart at Tel Aviv University's School of Health Professions, and her colleagues, have found that a simple course of physical...

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2009-01-03 08:00:00

A new Italian study finds that anxiety, depression and certain other mental health conditions are more prevalent among infertile couples than those who are not infertile. The small study, led by Dr. Chiara Sbaragli of the University of Siena School of Medicine in Italy, suggests that mental health screenings might be beneficial to those being treated for infertility, researchers say. Although most of the 81 infertile couples involved in the study did not experience any of the psychiatric...

2008-12-29 09:18:05

New research suggests a combination of behavioral therapy and drug therapy may be best for children with anxiety disorders. In a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found 59.7 percent of children with anxiety disorders who received cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improved, 54.9 percent of children who received sertraline (Zoloft) significantly improved and 80.7 percent of children treated with a combination of the two treatments...

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2008-12-26 09:00:00

Before now, very little has been known about how many Americans suffer from chronic depression and anxiety.  The question: of those who do suffer how many receive effective treatments that are available?In the first of its kind study, University of California, Los Angeles researchers found estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the U.S. and how often individuals suffering from such illnesses receive appropriate treatment.Researchers found approximately 4.7...

2008-12-25 10:39:17

Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents should be recognized and treated, a child psychiatrist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center says. Dr. Graham Emslie reports anxiety disorders in children and adolescents should be recognized and treated to help prevent educational underachievement, substance abuse and mental disorders in adulthood. In an editorial appearing in the Dec. 25 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, Emslie urges awareness that children need to be...


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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