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Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

The relationship between agoraphobia and panic has gone through some changes and reconceptualization, as evidenced by the diagnostic categories laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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Psychiatric Comorbidities Increase Neurologic Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Psychiatric Comorbidities Increase Neurologic Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Patients with MS and comorbid psychiatric conditions have increased severity of subsequent neurological disability.

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.

Comparing Patient Assessment Tools for Social Anxiety in Systemic Sclerosis

Comparing Patient Assessment Tools for Social Anxiety in Systemic Sclerosis

The BFNE-S was determined to be the best self-reported tool for measuring patient social fears.

Quality of Life May Be Improved in Chronic Pain With Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention

Quality of Life May Be Improved in Chronic Pain With Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention

Social cognitive intervention may lead to improvements in health-related QoL in patients with chronic pain.

Anxiety Symptoms Associated With Declining Episodic Memory in Elderly

Anxiety Symptoms Associated With Declining Episodic Memory in Elderly

Baseline symptoms of anxiety were associated with changes in memory recall over the course of the study period.

Pretreatment Functioning Associated With Anxiolytic Efficacy of Vortioxetine

Pretreatment Functioning Associated With Anxiolytic Efficacy of Vortioxetine

Vortioxetine was more efficacious in people with generalized anxiety disorder who had higher levels of pre-treatment functioning.

Examining Efficacy of Long-Term CBT in Youth With Anxiety Disorders

Examining Efficacy of Long-Term CBT in Youth With Anxiety Disorders

Outcomes of long-term CBT in community settings were previously uncertain.

Signs Workplace Stress Affects Mental Health

Signs Workplace Stress Affects Mental Health

While workplace stress is common, here are signs to warn patients that it may be affecting their mental health.

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Investigators conducted a population-based survey to determine the association between mental disorders and back/neck pain.

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development Related to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development Related to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Genetic risk for schizophrenia was linked to nonoptimal infant neuromotor development.