anxiety disorder

Mood Disorders and the Disrupted Gut Microbial Milieu

Mood Disorders and the Disrupted Gut Microbial Milieu

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Lower diversity of microbial populations in the human gut has been identified in individuals with major depressive disorder.

Social Anxiety Disorder Self-Reported Severity Scale Validated in English-Speaking Adults

Social Anxiety Disorder Self-Reported Severity Scale Validated in English-Speaking Adults

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Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is highly prevalent and is associated with a significant functional impairment.

Anxiety is a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Anxiety is a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline and Dementia

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Most research to date has focused on the association between depression and dementia, but not many studies were performed to investigate the link between anxiety and dementia.

Associations Between Comorbid Cigarette, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use and Psychopathology

Associations Between Comorbid Cigarette, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use and Psychopathology

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Understanding distinct patterns of comorbid substance use may be more relevant to prevention and treatment than focusing on one individual substance.

Meta-Analysis: Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

Meta-Analysis: Anxiety Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

The investigators examined the relationship between anxiety and cardiovascular mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.

Following an Episode of Mania, Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Depression or Anxiety

Following an Episode of Mania, Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Depression or Anxiety

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Bipolar disorder (BD) is typically characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression, but the connection between BD and anxiety needs to be considered.

Arthritis Raises Suicide Risk

Arthritis Raises Suicide Risk

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The findings could have important clinical implications in the treatment of patients with arthritis.

The Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes of Adolescent Chronic Pain

The Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes of Adolescent Chronic Pain

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Adolescents who experience chronic pain have higher prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms in adulthood.

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

D-cycloserine Not Effective as an Augmentation Strategy for CBT in Pediatric OCD

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Some of the strategies to improve memory extinction aim at plasticity pathways in the brain with the use of NMDA receptor-modulating drugs, such as D-cycloserine.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Distorted Lens

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Distorted Lens

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The behaviors associated with body dysmorphic disorder diminish quality of life and create tremendous interference.

Hatha Yoga Shows Promise for Treating Anxiety

Hatha Yoga Shows Promise for Treating Anxiety

Meta-analysis indicates Hatha yoga is effective in reducing anxiety.

Gene's Role May Inform Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Gene's Role May Inform Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Diseases

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Conditional deletion of the Cav1.2 gene in the forebrain causes deficits in hippocampal neurogenesis.

Telephone Peer Support Improves Postpartum Depression

Telephone Peer Support Improves Postpartum Depression

Telephone-based peer support helped reduce postpartum depression in many new mothers.

Anxiety Can Speed Up The Aging Process

Anxiety Can Speed Up The Aging Process

However, getting treatment for anxiety appears to help stop the premature aging process.

Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5

Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5

The new DSM-5 chapter on obsessive-compulsive and related disorders contains some of the most substantial changes in the manual, including two new disorders: hoarding disorder and excoriation.

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