Anxiety

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right secondary somatosensory motor cortex produces relief from chronic neuropathic orofacial pain.

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

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The ADA released detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes, and family support system.

Hyperhidrosis Linked to Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression

Hyperhidrosis Linked to Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression

Positive correlations were identified for hyperhidrosis severity and the prevalence of anxiety and depression.

ACR: Anxiety, Depression May Predict Worse Disease Activity in RA

ACR: Anxiety, Depression May Predict Worse Disease Activity in RA

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RA patients' mental health may impact long-term RA outcomes; therefore, ongoing monitoring and treatment is important.

Anxiety, Depression Treatment Response May Improve When Dissociation is Targeted

Anxiety, Depression Treatment Response May Improve When Dissociation is Targeted

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Reduction of dissociation correlated with decreases in disorder severity and with reductions of depression and anxiety symptoms.

ACR: Anxiety, Depression May Affect Achieving Minimal Disease Activity in PsA

ACR: Anxiety, Depression May Affect Achieving Minimal Disease Activity in PsA

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Recognizing anxiety and depression is important in PsA, as psychological well-being may contribute to disease activity.

ACR: Validated Self-Screening Tests ID Anxiety, Depression in Rheumatic Disease

ACR: Validated Self-Screening Tests ID Anxiety, Depression in Rheumatic Disease

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Levels of anxiety and depression varied by disease, but special attention should be paid to patients with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Anxiety About Health Takes Toll on Cardiovascular Health

Anxiety About Health Takes Toll on Cardiovascular Health

Anxiety about health was linked to a higher risk of ischemic heart disease.

Pain Sensitivity Can Be Socially Transmitted Via Olfactory Cues

Pain Sensitivity Can Be Socially Transmitted Via Olfactory Cues

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The transfer of hyperalgesia is mediated by olfactory cues in mice, shedding light on the role of social and environmental cues in pain pathogenesis.

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Research found that cognitive rehabilitation program could improve self-reported cognitive function through 6 months.

Link Found Between Tension Headaches and Anxiety, Depression

Link Found Between Tension Headaches and Anxiety, Depression

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Patients with tension-type headaches had a significantly higher prevalence of anxiety and depression.

Study Elucidates Role of DIXDC1 Gene in Psychiatric Pathogenesis

Study Elucidates Role of DIXDC1 Gene in Psychiatric Pathogenesis

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Dixdc1 knockout mice demonstrated behaviors suggestive of depression, anxiety, and impaired social behavior.

Heart Rate, BP in Male Teens Linked to Risk for Psych Disorders

Heart Rate, BP in Male Teens Linked to Risk for Psych Disorders

Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety might be spotted in physical symptoms at age 18.

Brief OCD Screener Effective for Use in Children of Various Ages

Brief OCD Screener Effective for Use in Children of Various Ages

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Analysis revealed that the brief OCD screener predicted OCD with an accuracy rate of higher than 90%.

Fear and Anxiety: Implications for Treatment

Fear and Anxiety: Implications for Treatment

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Individuals with bilateral damage to the amygdala can still feel fear.

The Relation of Traumatic Stress to Pain Severity, Mood Disorders

The Relation of Traumatic Stress to Pain Severity, Mood Disorders

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Individuals with a history of abuse experience higher levels of pain, anxiety, and depression.

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.

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

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Regular evaluation and assessment along with a personalized "step approach" is essential for effective pain management.

Internet Addiction May Signal Other Mental Health Issues

Internet Addiction May Signal Other Mental Health Issues

An over-reliance on the internet could indicate depression, anxiety, or impulsivity in college students.

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.

The Microbiome and Stress: Relevance to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Microbiome and Stress: Relevance to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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An estimated 20-60% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have comorbid anxiety and/or depression.

Emerging Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Emerging Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Several promising novel treatment options exist for those with OCD.

Study Links "Neuroflexibility" of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex With Stress Resilience

Study Links "Neuroflexibility" of Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex With Stress Resilience

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Researchers investigate the neural processes involved in coping during stress.

New Research Sheds Light on Brain Organization in Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder

New Research Sheds Light on Brain Organization in Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Investigators identified abnormal modularity patterns in the brain in individuals with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder.

Review Highlights Sleep-Emotion Research Gaps, Uses Process Model to Integrate Findings

Review Highlights Sleep-Emotion Research Gaps, Uses Process Model to Integrate Findings

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Dysfunctional sleep has been identified as a potential risk factor for emotional dysfunction and psychopathology.

'Walking Meetings' Feasible For Improving Employee Wellness

'Walking Meetings' Feasible For Improving Employee Wellness

Converting just 1 meeting per week to a walking meeting can increase on-the-job activity levels for white-collar workers.

Optimal SF-36 Threshold to Screen for MDD, GAD in RA

Optimal SF-36 Threshold to Screen for MDD, GAD in RA

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An analysis of the SF-36 health survey found that the survey can accurately determine the presence of psychological disorders in patients with RA, and suggests that a threshold of ≤38 on the mental component summary score may be optimal to screen for these disorders.

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