Anxiety

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.

Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Postmenopause

Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Postmenopause

Anxiety levels are associated with bone mineral density and fracture risk in the lumbar spine and femoral neck among postmenopausal women.

Anxiety May Increase Stroke, Intracranial Hemorrhage in Atrial Fibrillation

Anxiety May Increase Stroke, Intracranial Hemorrhage in Atrial Fibrillation

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Anxiety may increase the risk for ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Waist-to-Height Ratio Tied to Anxiety in Middle-Aged Women

Waist-to-Height Ratio Tied to Anxiety in Middle-Aged Women

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.

Preliminary Virtual Reality Therapy Trial for Agoraphobia Shows Promise

Preliminary Virtual Reality Therapy Trial for Agoraphobia Shows Promise

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The development of effective implementation could make virtual reality a serious, accessible therapy for individuals with specific phobias and other anxiety disorders.

Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

These findings indicate that anxiety may be a risk factor for late-life dementia, excluding anxiety that is related to prodromal cognitive decline.

The Relationship Between Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Mood Disorders in Children

The Relationship Between Sleep, Chronic Pain, and Mood Disorders in Children

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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 Youth

Latent Variable Approach Effective in Parsing Neural Mechanisms of Co-Occurring Anxiety, Irritability in Youth

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These results indicate that a "latent variable" approach may be useful for neuropsychiatric research involving co-occurring symptoms.

Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

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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.

Beyond Normal Attachment: Managing Childhood Separation Anxiety Disorder

Beyond Normal Attachment: Managing Childhood Separation Anxiety Disorder

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Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective for children in learning how to separate from their parents and engage in activities.

Children of Consanguineous Marriage at Increased Risk for Mood Disorders, Psychoses

Children of Consanguineous Marriage at Increased Risk for Mood Disorders, Psychoses

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Communities that favor consanguineous marriage should receive sensitive advice on the risks involved to aid in reproductive decision making.

Psychiatric Comorbidities Increase Neurologic Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Psychiatric Comorbidities Increase Neurologic Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

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Patients with MS and comorbid psychiatric conditions have increased severity of subsequent neurological disability.

Children With Autism, ADHD at Increased Risk for Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Children With Autism, ADHD at Increased Risk for Anxiety, Mood Disorders

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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.

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

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This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.

Adolescent Anxiety, Depression Risks Not Directly Associated With Perinatal HIV Status

Adolescent Anxiety, Depression Risks Not Directly Associated With Perinatal HIV Status

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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 in Military Personnel Frequently Comorbid With Mental Health Disorders

Nightmares in Military Personnel Frequently Comorbid With Mental Health Disorders

Nightmares are frequently comorbid with other sleep and mental health disorders in US military personnel.

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are higher in the rheumatoid arthritis population.

Effect of Antidepressant Class, Dose on Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

Effect of Antidepressant Class, Dose on Pediatric Anxiety Disorders

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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.

Comparing Patient Assessment Tools for Social Anxiety in Systemic Sclerosis

Comparing Patient Assessment Tools for Social Anxiety in Systemic Sclerosis

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The BFNE-S was determined to be the best self-reported tool for measuring patient social fears.

Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

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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.

Emergency Mental Health Services During Hurricane Harvey: Challenges and Lessons

Emergency Mental Health Services During Hurricane Harvey: Challenges and Lessons

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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 Intervention

Quality of Life May Be Improved in Chronic Pain With Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention

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Social cognitive intervention may lead to improvements in health-related QoL in patients with chronic pain.

Cranial electrical stimulation may be of modest benefit for treating depression and anxiety

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.

Third Trimester Maternal SSRI Exposure Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Offspring

Third Trimester Maternal SSRI Exposure Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Offspring

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The issue of whether and how prenatal SSRI exposure affects offspring has remained murky.

Anxiety Symptoms Associated With Declining Episodic Memory in Elderly

Anxiety Symptoms Associated With Declining Episodic Memory in Elderly

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Baseline symptoms of anxiety were associated with changes in memory recall over the course of the study period.

Pretreatment Functioning Associated With Anxiolytic Efficacy of Vortioxetine

Pretreatment Functioning Associated With Anxiolytic Efficacy of Vortioxetine

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Vortioxetine was more efficacious in people with generalized anxiety disorder who had higher levels of pre-treatment functioning.

Anxiety and Depression Common Among Patients With Sarcoma

Anxiety and Depression Common Among Patients With Sarcoma

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In patients diagnosed with sarcoma, poor QoL, depression, and anxiety are common.

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