Anxiety Feature Archive

Mood Changes in Menopausal Women: A Focus on Anxiety

Mood Changes in Menopausal Women: A Focus on Anxiety

Menopausal status should be considered when assessing women with anxiety.

Rhetoric, Reactivity, and Evidence-Based Policy in the Wake of Shootings

Rhetoric, Reactivity, and Evidence-Based Policy in the Wake of Shootings

Gun violence places a significant burden on the nation's public health and wellbeing.

Panic Disorder: Highlights From the Latest Research

Panic Disorder: Highlights From the Latest Research

New tools and therapies are available for the approximately 6 million US adults with panic disorder.

A Primer on Intermittent Explosive Disorder

A Primer on Intermittent Explosive Disorder

IED has comorbidities, including mood disorders, lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse.

Anxiety Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adulthood

Anxiety Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adulthood

An examination of how the treatment of anxiety changes from childhood, to adolescence and into adulthood.

Depression and Anxiety in COPD: The Role of the Psychiatrist

Depression and Anxiety in COPD: The Role of the Psychiatrist

Although depression and anxiety are two of the most common comorbidities in patients with COPD, they are infrequently treated in this population.

When Searching for Medical Information Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession

When Searching for Medical Information Becomes An Unhealthy Obsession

Anxious patients suffering from cyberchondria can often be treated through cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Causes of and Treatment for Pain Catastrophizing

Causes of and Treatment for Pain Catastrophizing

Although a recent study indicates that treatment with SSRI antidepressants may help, CBT remains the primary form of therapy.

Attention Training in Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

Attention Training in Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

Attention training teaches patients how to shift their focus away from unhelpful thoughts and feelings.

Approaching Treatment-Resistant Anxiety

Approaching Treatment-Resistant Anxiety

Cognitive-behavioral therapy should be tried first before adding an antidepressant as part of treatment.

Understanding Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders

Understanding Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders

New chapter in DSM-5 covers disorders including antisocial personality, intermittent explosive disorder and kleptomania.

Antipsychotic Treatment for Adults with Anxiety Disorders

Antipsychotic Treatment for Adults with Anxiety Disorders

While antipsychotics are useful in some types of anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy may be preferable in others.

Early Recognition Aids Anxious Youths' Transition to Adulthood

Early Recognition Aids Anxious Youths' Transition to Adulthood

Treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, education, support and medication.

Endorphins Released in Reflexology May Ease Anxiety, Pain

Endorphins Released in Reflexology May Ease Anxiety, Pain

Reflexology uses subtle pressure on specific muscle areas of the feet or hands to stimulate blood flow and nerve impulses that then trigger the release of endorphins and retained toxins.

Clinical Hypnotherapy Treats Anxiety, Pain, Behavioral Disorders

Clinical Hypnotherapy Treats Anxiety, Pain, Behavioral Disorders

Medical hypnotherapy today is most commonly used for pain management, treatment of anxiety or psychosomatic illness, and treatment of behavioral disorders.

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