Anxiety

Psychotic Experiences Linked to Anxiety and Somatic Symptoms in Preadolescent

Psychotic Experiences Linked to Anxiety and Somatic Symptoms in Preadolescent

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With or without a history of general psychopathology, psychotic experiences in preadolescence were strongly and independently associated with health anxiety and functional somatic symptoms.

Parental Mental Disorders Linked to Work Disabilities in Offspring

Parental Mental Disorders Linked to Work Disabilities in Offspring

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Investigators examine whether parental mental disorders directly affect offspring's work disability in early adulthood or if they are attributed to offspring's own mental disorders and social disadvantages.

Screening Tool May Identify Distress in Parents of Children With Chronic Pain

Screening Tool May Identify Distress in Parents of Children With Chronic Pain

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A self-report screening tool designed to identify impaired psychosocial functioning and behavioral responses in parents of children with chronic pain was found to be useful clinically.

Treatment Response to Panic-Focused Psychotherapy Typically Maintained Over 12 Months

Treatment Response to Panic-Focused Psychotherapy Typically Maintained Over 12 Months

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Patients who respond to panic-focused psychotherapy appear to maintain their improvements following treatment termination.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening: Recommendations and Controversies

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening: Recommendations and Controversies

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Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, evidence for such screening in the perinatal setting is limited.

High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis

High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis

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Data from the CDC show that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population.

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

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Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

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Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

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Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

ADHD Symptom Aggression Not Mediated by Clinical Anxiety

ADHD Symptom Aggression Not Mediated by Clinical Anxiety

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These results do not support existing hypotheses on the role of anxiety as either an exacerbating or protective factor for ADHD-related aggression.

Anxiety Increases Freezing of Gait Severity in Individuals With Parkinson Disease

Anxiety Increases Freezing of Gait Severity in Individuals With Parkinson Disease

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The authors suggest that anxiety should be routinely evaluated in patients with Parkinson disease who experience freezing of gait.

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Associated With Reduction in Anxiety Symptoms

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Associated With Reduction in Anxiety Symptoms

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Researchers found that people receiving treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids had a reduction in anxiety symptoms compared with those not receiving treatment.

Many Older Adults Transition to Long-term Benzodiazepine Use

Many Older Adults Transition to Long-term Benzodiazepine Use

More than one-quarter of older adults newly prescribed benzodiazepine by a nonpsychiatric clinician transition to long-term use.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

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People are increasingly finding themselves dependent on their mobile phones, and separating themselves from their devices has been associated with high levels of anxiety, as well as feelings of panic and stress.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.

Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Increases With Psychological Distress

Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke Increases With Psychological Distress

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The risk for myocardial infarction and stroke increased with mounting levels of psychological distress.

Symptoms of Sleep Disorders Prevalent in Psychiatric Illnesses

Symptoms of Sleep Disorders Prevalent in Psychiatric Illnesses

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The authors argue that identifying and treating sleep disorders during early stages may have a positive impact on outcomes in psychiatric patients.

Factors Associated With Transfer to Specialized Mental Health Care in Anxiety, Depression

Factors Associated With Transfer to Specialized Mental Health Care in Anxiety, Depression

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Demographic characteristics predictive of transfer to specialized services included younger age and higher education level.

Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression Differ Depending on Gender, Race, Ethnicity

Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression Differ Depending on Gender, Race, Ethnicity

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There is sufficient evidence to suggest that physiology and culture underlie some of the variation in how depression and anxiety symptoms can manifest.

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Systematic screening for anxiety, disability, and pain can increase psychological referral rates among pediatric patients with abdominal pain.

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.

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