As a result of 6 phase 2 trials, the FDA has designated MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD as breakthrough therapy.
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.
The Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire-9 may also potentially be used outside of intensive care settings, such as in longitudinal research.
Art-based interventions could be easily implemented as an adjunct to conventional therapies for cancer-related pain and mood symptoms.
Anxiety levels are associated with bone mineral density and fracture risk in the lumbar spine and femoral neck among postmenopausal women.
Anxiety may increase the risk for ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Researchers conducted secondary analysis of data from a multicenter study of women from 11 Latin America countries in order to assess the association between waist-to-height ratio and anxiety.
The development of effective implementation could make virtual reality a serious, accessible therapy for individuals with specific phobias and other anxiety disorders.
These findings indicate that anxiety may be a risk factor for late-life dementia, excluding anxiety that is related to prodromal cognitive decline.
The presence of sleep disorders in children with chronic pain may result in greater pain levels and pain interference, a relationship that may in part be mediated by anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Latent Variable Approach Effective in Parsing Neural Mechanisms of Co-Occurring Anxiety, Irritability in YouthMay 01, 2018
These results indicate that a "latent variable" approach may be useful for neuropsychiatric research involving co-occurring symptoms.
One of the requirements for diagnosing OCD is that the individuals don't want to engage in their behaviors. However, youth with autism who have verbal skills often say that they feel content with their repetitive behaviors and have no interest in stopping them.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective for children in learning how to separate from their parents and engage in activities.
Communities that favor consanguineous marriage should receive sensitive advice on the risks involved to aid in reproductive decision making.
Patients with MS and comorbid psychiatric conditions have increased severity of subsequent neurological disability.
Recognizing the increased risk for mood disorders in children with ASD and ADHD may be useful for clinicians and parents in developing proper screening and treatment strategies.
This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.
Investigators assessed the prevalence and risk factors associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents with HIV and those without infection but affected by HIV.
Nightmares are frequently comorbid with other sleep and mental health disorders in US military personnel.
The incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are higher in the rheumatoid arthritis population.
Researchers identified 9 trials examining the efficacy of SSRIs or SSNRIs in the treatment of social, generalized and/or separation anxiety disorder in pediatric patients.
The BFNE-S was determined to be the best self-reported tool for measuring patient social fears.
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.
Bipolar disorder (31.9%), depression (19.8%), schizophrenia (14.2%), and anxiety disorders (9.1%) were the most common mental health issues reported. Approximately 13% of evacuees with a mental health concern reported a history of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Quality of Life May Be Improved in Chronic Pain With Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive InterventionFebruary 22, 2018
Social cognitive intervention may lead to improvements in health-related QoL in patients with chronic pain.
Low-strength evidence suggests that cranial electrical stimulation (CES) may be moderately beneficial for patients with depression and anxiety. There was insufficient evidence that CES provides clinically important benefit for fibromyalgia, neuromusculoskeletal pain, degenerative joint pain, headache, depression, or insomnia.
The issue of whether and how prenatal SSRI exposure affects offspring has remained murky.
Baseline symptoms of anxiety were associated with changes in memory recall over the course of the study period.
Vortioxetine was more efficacious in people with generalized anxiety disorder who had higher levels of pre-treatment functioning.
In patients diagnosed with sarcoma, poor QoL, depression, and anxiety are common.
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