Medical News Today: Is a tickle in the chest serious?

A tickle in the chest has many possible causes. Colds and seasonal allergies are often behind this symptom, but it can also result from conditions such as anxiety, acid reflux, and arrhythmia. In this article, learn about the range of causes and how to tell if a tickle in the chest is serious enough to need treatment.
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This study examined the prevalence and associated factors of risky sexual behaviours among 1648 school-going adolescents using the 2012 Ghana Global School-based Student Health Survey. Our findings showed 33.5% of the participants had ever had sex 32.5% had multiple sexual partners and only 26.2% reported using condom during their last sexual intercourse. Being male, older age, anxiety, loneliness, suicidal ideation, being bullied, food insecurity (hunger), current alcohol and marijuana use were significant risk factors for being sexually experienced, multiple partners, but not condom use. Parental knowledge of activity wa...
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
This study quantitatively summarized the magnitude of the associations of shame and guilt with anxiety symptoms. We looked both at the associations with broader categories of anxiety symptoms (i.e., undifferentiated anxiety symptoms, trait and state anxiety), but also with symptoms specific to individual anxiety disorders. In most cases, shame was more strongly associated with anxiety symptoms (in general medium effect sizes) than guilt (in general small effect sizes). When controlling for the shared variance of shame and guilt, in most cases only shame remained significantly associated with anxiety symptoms. Moderation an...
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Natasha Benfer, Joseph R. Bardeen, Ian Cero, Lindsay B. Kramer, Sarah E. Whiteman, Travis A. Rogers, Madison W. Silverstein, Frank W. WeathersAbstractEvidence suggests that posttraumatic stress (PTS) disorder (PTSD) symptom presentations may vary as a function of index trauma type. Network analysis was employed in the present study to examine differences in PTS symptom centrality (i.e., the relative influence of a symptom on the network), and PTS symptom associations across three trauma types: motor vehicle accident (MVA), sexual ...
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Vaibhav Walia, Chanchal Garg, Munish GargAbstractPresent study was carried out to investigate the ‘anxiolytic-like’ effect of pyridoxine in mice. Pyridoxine (90, 180 and 360 mg/kg) was administered by intraperitoneal (i.p.) route to the experimental mice and anxiety-related behavior was evaluated by light and dark box (LDB) and elevated plus maze (EPM) models. Glutamate, GABA and nitrite levels were also determined in the isolated whole brain of mice. It was observed that pyridoxine (180 mg/kg, i.p.) exer...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In conclusion, 4-PSQ protected against learning and memory impairment and anxiety in a mouse model of AD induced by Aβ, and anticholinesterase and antioxidant actions are involved in the pharmacological effect of the compound. PMID: 30021335 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
Abstract The brain is a vital organ, susceptible to alterations under genetic influences and environmental experiences. Social isolation (SI) acts as a stressor which results in alterations in reactivity to stress, social behavior, function of neurochemical and neuroendocrine system, physiological, anatomical and behavioral changes in both animal and humans. During early stages of life, acute or chronic SIS has been proposed to show signs and symptoms of psychiatric and neurological disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and memory loss. Exposure to social isolation stress induces a variety...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs
The study involved 82 couples who were followed from the first few months of their marriage. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Relationships Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Sunil Jamuna Tripathi, Suwarna Chakraborty, B.N. Srikumar, T.R. Raju, B.S. Shankaranarayana RaoAbstractChronic exposure to stress causes cognitive deficits, anxiety and depression. Earlier studies have suggested that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and basolateral amygdala (BLA) can differentially modulate the stress-induced alterations either by their action on HPA axis or via direct reciprocal connections between them. The PFC dysfunction and BLA hypertrophy following stress are known to cause anxie...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study describes the case of a 20-year-old male who was diagnosed with ORS after excluding other differential and treated using combination strategies that included selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Following 16 weeks of treatment, the patient showed significant improvement in his functioning, which was measured with different scales. The scales were used to measure anxiety and depression revealed the patient was below clinical threshold levels. The Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), used to measure the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sym...
Source: Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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