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Combination Therapy Best Option for Severe Pediatric Anxiety Combination Therapy Best Option for Severe Pediatric Anxiety

A combination of medication and behavioral therapy nearly triples remission rates in children and adolescents with severe anxiety and should be offered as a matter of course, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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Authors: Khan S Abstract Based on results of the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health, 1.2% of Canadians aged 15 to 64 (an estimated 282,000) experienced mental and substance use disorders concurrently in the previous year (at least one mood/anxiety disorder and one substance use disorder). Demographic, socioeconomic, health status and service use characteristics of the concurrent disorder group were compared with those of people who had only a mood/ anxiety disorder or only a substance use disorder. Those with concurrent disorders had consistently poorer psychological health and higher use of health...
Source: Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Rep Source Type: research
Authors: de Tommaso M, Delussi M Abstract Reduced habituation of the nociceptive blink reflex (NBR) is considered a trait marker for genetic predisposition to migraine. In this open-label randomized controlled study, we aimed to test the efficacy of a biofeedback training based on learning of habituation of the NBR (NBR biofeedback) compared with pharmacological (topiramate) treatment and NBR biofeedback plus topiramate treatment in a cohort of migraine without aura patients eligible for prophylaxis. Thirty-three migraine patients were randomly assigned to three months of treatment with: 1) NBR biofeedback, 2) NBR ...
Source: Functional Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research
Publication date: 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 136 Author(s): Jesse R. Schank, Markus Heilig Substance P (SP) is an 11-amino acid neuropeptide of the tachykinin family that preferentially activates the neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R). First isolated 85 years ago and sequenced 40 years later, SP has been extensively studied. Early studies identified a role for SP and the NK1R in contraction of intestinal smooth muscle, central pain processing, and neurogenic inflammation. An FDA-approved NK1R antagonist, aprepitant, is used clinically for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea, as the NK1R in...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 136 Author(s): Cort A. Pedersen Substance use disorders blight the lives of millions of people and inflict a heavy financial burden on society. There is a compelling need for new pharmacological treatments as current drugs have limited efficacy and other major drawbacks. A substantial number of animal and recent clinical studies indicate that the neuropeptide, oxytocin, is a particularly promising therapeutic agent for human addictions, especially alcohol use disorders. In preliminary trials, we found that oxytocin administered by the intranasal ro...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Learning and Individual Differences, Volume 60 Author(s): Alyssa R. Gonzalez-DeHass, Joseph M. Furner, María D. Vásquez-Colina, John D. Morris Math anxiety remains a critical issue affecting student performance and confidence across grade levels, including pre-service elementary teacher education. Given the potential impact teachers' math anxiety might have on their learning as well as that of their future students, one unique purpose of this research is to investigate how achievement goals relate to math anxiety among 182 pre-service teachers enrolled in undergraduate ...
Source: Learning and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Learning and Individual Differences, Volume 59 Author(s): Edward D. Sturman, Kerri Zappala-Piemme We sought to develop a new measure of grit, which would be suitable (i.e. readable) for both schoolchildren and adults. An initial pool of 14 items was administered to a student/community sample in Study 1 and 12 items were selected for the Grit Scale for Children and Adults (GSCA) based on factor loadings. In Study 2, the GSCA was administered to 249 students in grades 3–12. Participants also completed measures of self-efficacy, test anxiety, the Grit-O scale, and standardized test...
Source: Learning and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsParent–child differences when rating adolescent survivors’ difficulties may be more important than previously thought. Parent report probably cannot be considered as a valid proxy of older child report on such internalized domains as anxiety, depression, or distress in the after‐care clinic. Parents’ report is also likely to be influenced by their own mood, a factor that should be corrected for when using their report.
Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
We are honored to be the winner of the 2017 WEGO Health Award in the Best in Show: Podcast category for our outstanding weekly podcast, The Psych Central Show, hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. We are humbled by this achievement for our podcast, which offers a candid chat on mental health and psychology topics. Congratulations to Gabe &Vincent for doing such excellent work each and every week! Each week, Gabe and Vincent tackle a different issue surrounding mental illness and mental health in society. Sometimes they have guests (and in today’s episode, they even interview me talking about the psycholo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy podcast award wego award wego health Source Type: blogs
The researchers studied samples of brain tissue from people with and without Alzheimer’s disease. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: In cases of pregnancy requiring mental health care, mental health care on partners seemed to be also needed. PMID: 29038674 [PubMed]
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Clin Med Res Source Type: research
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