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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...

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...

2008-12-25 09:19:25

Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents should be recognized and treated to prevent educational underachievement and adult substance abuse, anxiety disorders and depression, says a nationally recognized child psychiatrist from UT Southwestern Medical Center.In an editorial appearing in the Dec. 25 issue of New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Graham Emslie, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at UT Southwestern, urges awareness that children need to be treated for anxiety disorders...

2008-12-13 08:15:00

A new study by researchers at Columbia University finds that nearly half of all young adults have suffered some type of mental health problem during the past year. However, few seek treatment. The researchers based their findings on a large government health survey involving more than 5,092 U.S. participants aged 19 to 25 conducted in 2001-2002.  The survey included standard questions used to diagnose substance abuse and other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders...

2008-12-03 14:01:23

Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety but few receive proper treatment, researchers said. The study, published in the journal Psychiatric Services, found that approximately 4.7 percent of the nation's population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety disorders, with a minority of those afflicted receiving adequate medication or counseling. The study also found 12 percent of patients with persistent illness were getting both medication...

2008-12-03 16:05:00

Swedish researchers have identified a gene linked to increased susceptibility to the placebo effect, the mysterious capacity of some people to benefit from phony treatments with no verifiable therapeutic activity. Until now, these benefits were believed by be based on the power of suggestion. "To our knowledge, it's the first time anyone has linked a gene to the placebo effect,"  Tomas Furmark of Uppsala University in Sweden, who led the research, told New Scientist magazine. Although...

2008-12-03 14:20:00

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disordersThough effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population.But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals...

2008-12-03 10:50:00

It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand, it is difficult to explain why only certain people get better from placebos. A team of researchers from Uppsala University and Gothenburg University have now found gene variants that can impact the placebo effect and a mechanism in the brain that characterizes those who respond to placebos.The study, published in Journal of Neuroscience, examined...

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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