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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening: Recommendations and Controversies

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening: Recommendations and Controversies

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of Prefrontal Cortex in Trait Anxiety

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of Prefrontal Cortex in Trait Anxiety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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