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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2008-12-03 09:53:32

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disorders Though 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...

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2008-10-31 08:30:00

The most common psychiatric illnesses in children are successfully treated with a popular antidepressant and months of psychotherapy, according to researchers. The study found the drug sertraline, available as a generic and under the brand name Zoloft, worked best when combined with therapy. Dr. John Walkup, lead author of the government-funded research, said each method alone also had big benefits. The study, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, was scheduled for...

2008-10-04 00:00:07

Getting help for depression and anxiety has significant long-term benefits, a University of Alberta researcher said. Study leader Ian Colman said most people are not getting the type of treatment they need. The team studied a group of 200 people who were diagnosed with either depression or anxiety, and of this group, 45 were on medication. The group of 200 had their mental health assessed in 1989 through a series of questions on a survey asking about their illness and what, if any,...

2008-09-30 00:00:16

By STUART ABEL Education Reporter Stressed University of Plymouth students could be put at ease by the campus's own social networking website. Psychologists and computer experts have teamed up to launch the self-help pages for undergraduates suffering from anxiety or even shyness. The iHub is similar to social networking sites such as Facebook, with chatrooms and video content but with help pages for depressed students. Initial research by the university found at least 10 per cent of...


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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