With or without a history of general psychopathology, psychotic experiences in preadolescence were strongly and independently associated with health anxiety and functional somatic symptoms.
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.
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.
Patients who respond to panic-focused psychotherapy appear to maintain their improvements following treatment termination.
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.
Data from the CDC show that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population.
Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.
Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.
Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.
These results do not support existing hypotheses on the role of anxiety as either an exacerbating or protective factor for ADHD-related aggression.
The authors suggest that anxiety should be routinely evaluated in patients with Parkinson disease who experience freezing of gait.
Researchers found that people receiving treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids had a reduction in anxiety symptoms compared with those not receiving treatment.
More than one-quarter of older adults newly prescribed benzodiazepine by a nonpsychiatric clinician transition to long-term use.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.
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 for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.
The risk for myocardial infarction and stroke increased with mounting levels of psychological distress.
The authors argue that identifying and treating sleep disorders during early stages may have a positive impact on outcomes in psychiatric patients.
Demographic characteristics predictive of transfer to specialized services included younger age and higher education level.
There is sufficient evidence to suggest that physiology and culture underlie some of the variation in how depression and anxiety symptoms can manifest.
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 PTSDAugust 16, 2018
Participants in the prolonged exposure therapy arm experienced greater improvements in PTSD symptom severity from baseline to post-treatment than those receiving supportive counseling.
This finding suggests that clinicians should monitor anxiety among individuals with testosterone deficiency and XXY.
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.
Unexpected presentations of OCD can put children at risk of receiving diagnoses or treatments that do not address their underlying obsessions.
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.
A lower socioeconomic status, childhood maltreatment, and the presence of comorbid mental health conditions were associated with diagnosed OCD in the studied Canadian population.
The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.
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-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.
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