Anxiety

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.

Examining Efficacy of Long-Term CBT in Youth With Anxiety Disorders

Examining Efficacy of Long-Term CBT in Youth With Anxiety Disorders

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Outcomes of long-term CBT in community settings were previously uncertain.

Psychological Distress in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Efficacy of Fear Assessment Questionnaire

Psychological Distress in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Efficacy of Fear Assessment Questionnaire

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The FAIR questionnaire may be useful to identify psychological stress in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Signs Workplace Stress Affects Mental Health

Signs Workplace Stress Affects Mental Health

While workplace stress is common, here are signs to warn patients that it may be affecting their mental health.

Effectiveness of Exercise in Decreasing Depressive Symptoms

Effectiveness of Exercise in Decreasing Depressive Symptoms

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Lifestyle factors including exercise may be a strategic target to decrease symptoms of depression.

Neuroactive Steroids May Be Therapeutic Targets for Depression and Anxiety

Neuroactive Steroids May Be Therapeutic Targets for Depression and Anxiety

Women at both ends of the weight spectrum have low serum allopregnanolone which can be linked to severe depression and anxiety.

Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

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Abstinence-contingent incentives improved smoking cessation outcomes among economically disadvantaged smokers with mental illness.

Frequency of Cannabis Use Tied to Relationship Between Pain, Mood Disorders

Frequency of Cannabis Use Tied to Relationship Between Pain, Mood Disorders

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Frequent cannabis users experience more pain and negative affects than less- frequent users.

Nutritional Psychiatry: Emerging Evidence and Expert Interview

Nutritional Psychiatry: Emerging Evidence and Expert Interview

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The growing field of nutritional psychiatry explores the role of diet in mental health.

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Be Effective in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Be Effective in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be effective at treating patients with depression and anxiety in the primary care setting.

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

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Investigators conducted a population-based survey to determine the association between mental disorders and back/neck pain.

Frequent Migraines Increase Severity of Anxiety, Depression

Frequent Migraines Increase Severity of Anxiety, Depression

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Patients with frequent migraines were shown to have an increased risk for depression and anxiety.

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development Related to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development Related to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

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Genetic risk for schizophrenia was linked to nonoptimal infant neuromotor development.

No Association Between Comorbid Anxiety Disorders, Suicide Attempts

No Association Between Comorbid Anxiety Disorders, Suicide Attempts

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Comorbid anxiety disorders among patients with depression or bipolar disorder were not associated with suicide attempts.

Higher Incidence of Psychiatric Disorder Diagnosis Among Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

Higher Incidence of Psychiatric Disorder Diagnosis Among Women With Psoriatic Arthritis

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In women with PsA, there is a higher prevalence of ADHD and depression.

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