Anxiety Disorders

Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scales Reliable Measurement Tool for Adults

Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scales Reliable Measurement Tool for Adults

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RCADS is often used to measure anxiety and depression and researchers assessed its structural validity for adults, given the life span nature of anxiety.

Psychosocial Intervention Improves Anxiety and Quality of Life in Patients With Psoriasis

Psychosocial Intervention Improves Anxiety and Quality of Life in Patients With Psoriasis

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A recent review found that existing psychosocial interventions using cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches had a small but significant effect on quality of life and anxiety outcomes in patients with psoriasis.

Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

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Investigators conducted a comprehensive literature review to determine whether CBT is the most effective form of psychotherapy for children with anxiety disorders.

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

Warning letters about products illegally marketed as treatments for opioid addiction, pain, and anxiety have been sent to 2 companies, the FDA said Tuesday.

Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder Linked to Psychotic, Depressive Symptoms

Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder Linked to Psychotic, Depressive Symptoms

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Two studies indicate a link between cannabis use and mental health concerns, starting in adolescence and continuing into adulthood.

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of Prefrontal Cortex in Trait Anxiety

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of Prefrontal Cortex in Trait Anxiety

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The role of noninvasive brain stimulation of the prefrontal cortex on amygdala threat reactivity in individuals with trait anxiety was examined.

Predictors of CBT Outcomes Identified in Youths With Anxiety Disorders

Predictors of CBT Outcomes Identified in Youths With Anxiety Disorders

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Investigators sought to determine predictors of long-term treatment outcomes in youths with mixed anxiety disorders.

Psychotropic Medication May Reduce Symptoms and Improve Functioning in PTSD

Psychotropic Medication May Reduce Symptoms and Improve Functioning in PTSD

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In patients with traumatic injury, there may be a benefit to starting paroxetine to prevent PTSD and associated symptoms, including numbing and avoidance.

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.

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