BehaVR CEO weighs in on potential $140M development deal

The company, founded by former Humana exec Aaron Gani in 2016, just inked a deal to develop and commercialize prescription digital therapeutics for treatment of social anxiety, generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders.
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AbstractWe aimed to examine the association between religious beliefs and observance and the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, psychotic symptoms and history of suicide attempts in the French general population. The cross-sectional survey interviewed 38,694 subjects between 1999 and 2003, using the MINI. Current religious beliefs and observance were identified by means of two questions: “are you a believer?” and “are you religiously observant?”. We studied the association between religiosity and psychiatric outcomes using a multivariable logistic regression model adjusted for sociodemographic cha...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractAdolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) appear to be more likely to experience anxiety and/or depression using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). However, we do not know how accurate these are at detecting problems in this patient group given the primary symptom of fatigue. We aimed to accurately determine the prevalence of anxiety/depression using gold-standard diagnostic interviews and evaluate the accuracy of PROMs measuring mood disorders in this patient group. We conducted a cross-sectional epidemiological study in a specialist tertiary paediatric CFS/ME service, En...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Russian version of the GAD-7 could be used as a screening tool for any anxiety disorders in PWE with the optimal cutoff score> 8 points.PMID:34500434 | DOI:10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108269
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Irritability in preschool-aged children may point to youth at risk of developing psychiatric disorders in adolescence, according to astudy in theJournal of the American Academy of Child&Adolescent Psychiatry.“[O]ur findings underscore the clinical significance and predictive validity of early childhood irritability,” wrote Leah K. Sorcher and Lea Dougherty, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland and colleagues. “Preschool irritability predicted internalizing and externalizing disorders in adolescenc e, parent-reported anxiety and depressive symptoms [in the youth], and greater functional impairment, eve...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD adolescents anxiety depression functional impairment irritability preschool-aged children psychiatric disorders suicide youth Source Type: research
ConclusionOur survey revealed a serious underdiagnosis of anxiety disorders in Russia that may be associated with complex factors that include, but are not limited to the current stigma associated with the state-operated psychiatric service, which is still the exclusive source of official statistical data in Russia.
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Vasovagal syncope constitutes 61% to 80% of syncope cases in the pediatric age group. Syncope is frequently associated with psychopathologies such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, somatization disorders, etc. Our study aims to evaluate vasovagal syncope cases in terms of additional psychopathologies, depression, and anxiety levels with a control group. A total of 97 people were included in the study (47 cases and 50 controls). After conducting a cardiological examination, the participants were evaluated for psychopathologies using Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version, Child Depression Inventory, and Screen f...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: Exposure to prenatal adversity in the form of maternal health problems was correlated with an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety disorders in adolescence. Future studies should further investigate the effects of antenatal environmental exposures on these associations to determine the potential value of close monitoring of those exposed to prenatal risks.
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: The CARS Screener appears to be an effective tool that will help DUI programs better understand and address the mental health issues facing their clients.PMID:34304704 | DOI:10.1080/10826084.2021.1954024
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Both 'avoidance' and 'impression-management' safety behaviours are associated with social anxiety symptoms and cognitions in youth, with age-related differences in their frequency. 'Avoidance' behaviours are specifically associated with negative outcomes for quality of peer relationships.PMID:34298437 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2021.103931
Source: Behaviour Research and Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion: Findings support the use of the SCARED as a proxy for an anxiety disorder diagnosis in youth with FAPD and suggest youth with FAPD+ANX may have a more complex clinical profile categorized by greater mental health and health-related impairment as compared with youth with FAPD alone.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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