Anxiety

Exposure Therapy Administered by Nonspecialty Healthcare Workers Effective in Treating Adolescent PTSD

Exposure Therapy Administered by Nonspecialty Healthcare Workers Effective in Treating Adolescent PTSD

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Participants in the prolonged exposure therapy arm experienced greater improvements in PTSD symptom severity from baseline to post-treatment than those receiving supportive counseling.

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

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This finding suggests that clinicians should monitor anxiety among individuals with testosterone deficiency and XXY.

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

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Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.

Atypical Symptom Presentations in Pediatric OCD

Atypical Symptom Presentations in Pediatric OCD

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Unexpected presentations of OCD can put children at risk of receiving diagnoses or treatments that do not address their underlying obsessions.

Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence

Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence

Tendencies toward perfectionism and excessive self-control in children are associated with the onset of OCD and smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex volumes in later childhood and adolescence.

OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

OCD Associated With Socioeconomic Factors and Mental Health Comorbidities

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A lower socioeconomic status, childhood maltreatment, and the presence of comorbid mental health conditions were associated with diagnosed OCD in the studied Canadian population.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

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The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

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The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.

World Trade Center PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew

World Trade Center PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew

World Trade Center-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.

Predicting Suicide Ideation in US Soldiers Based on PTSD Trajectory

Predicting Suicide Ideation in US Soldiers Based on PTSD Trajectory

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Based on their findings, researchers noted the importance of follow-up assessment of suicide risk, even among soldiers with low PTSD symptoms at homecoming.

Virtual Reality Therapy Can Help People Overcome Fear of Heights

Virtual Reality Therapy Can Help People Overcome Fear of Heights

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This is the first trial to show that VR treatment can produce desired results without the need for a human therapist, which can be costly for marginalized and low-income groups.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Reduced With Virtual Reality Therapy

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Reduced With Virtual Reality Therapy

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Results from this study show that virtual reality exposure therapy improved posttraumatic stress disorders symptoms, had no adverse events, and maintained improvements for 6 months post treatment.

Fatigue a Potential Indicator of Overlapping Sleep Apnea and COPD

Fatigue a Potential Indicator of Overlapping Sleep Apnea and COPD

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On the basis of these findings, researchers recommended that "[f]atigue should be evaluated whenever there is clinical suspicion of overlap syndrome."

Depression, Anxiety May Correlate With Disease Activity in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Depression, Anxiety May Correlate With Disease Activity in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This research provides further support to compelling data linking inflammation and depression.

Managing Comorbid Migraine and Mood Disorders: A Synergistic Approach

Managing Comorbid Migraine and Mood Disorders: A Synergistic Approach

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People with migraines and comorbid mood disorders often need treatments that address both conditions, as well as management of sleep, stress, and lifestyle issues.

Cannabis Associated With Poorer Symptom Course in Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Cannabis Associated With Poorer Symptom Course in Anxiety, Mood Disorders

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These data may be useful to clinicians in gaining insight on the potential risks of cannabis use among their patients with anxiety or mood disorders.

Poverty, Neighborhood May Affect Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Poverty, Neighborhood May Affect Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus are largely influenced by level of poverty, type of neighborhood of residence, and chronic stress.

Cognitive Performance, Mood Deficits, White Matter Hyperintensities in Migraine

Cognitive Performance, Mood Deficits, White Matter Hyperintensities in Migraine

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Carefully assessing cognitive performance using a screening test to detect visuospatial/executive, attention, and memory dysfunction in patients with migraine.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

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These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

ICD-11 Proposed Criteria Identifies Fewer Cases of PTSD

ICD-11 Proposed Criteria Identifies Fewer Cases of PTSD

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The results demonstrated that the proposed revision was less likely to identify patients with mild to moderate post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms who might still require treatment.

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

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Increased implementation of integrated primary care could help to improve the availability of psychological treatment for this patient population.

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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The potential plasticity of the cardiovascular system during childhood may explain the lack of significant relationship between depression and anxiety symptomatology and CVD risk in this study population.

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

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Routine assessments of these markers should be conducted before and during treatment as they may inform prognoses.

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

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Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

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Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Clinicians Be Concerned?

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Clinicians Be Concerned?

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The erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular forms of rosacea can lead to psychological distress.

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Effective for Treating PTSD in Veterans, First Responders

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Effective for Treating PTSD in Veterans, First Responders

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As a result of 6 phase 2 trials, the FDA has designated MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD as breakthrough therapy.

Anxiety: Feature of Late-Onset Dementia or Modifiable Risk Factor?

Anxiety: Feature of Late-Onset Dementia or Modifiable Risk Factor?

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The researchers encouraged clinicians not to rely solely on medication to treat midlife anxiety, as benzodiazepines have been shown to increase mortality in certain groups; they pointed to talk therapy, meditation, and mindfulness-based interventions as possible considerations.

Concise Questionnaire Found Consistent, Reliable at Monitoring OCD

Concise Questionnaire Found Consistent, Reliable at Monitoring OCD

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The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-9 may also potentially be used outside of intensive care settings, such as in longitudinal research.

Art Intervention Clinically Effective in Treating Cancer-Related Pain, Mood Symptoms

Art Intervention Clinically Effective in Treating Cancer-Related Pain, Mood Symptoms

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Art-based interventions could be easily implemented as an adjunct to conventional therapies for cancer-related pain and mood symptoms.

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