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Adverse reaction with suvorexant for insomnia: acute worsening of depression with emergence of suicidal thoughts - Petrous J, Furmaga K.
A 59-year-old woman on daily peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure received care at an outpatient psychiatric clinic for her diagnoses that include major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and insomnia disorder. Although there was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The cancer-stress connection
It’s no secret that stress can be deadly. It weakens your immune system… It increases your risk of heart disease… But new research shows that stress can be particularly deadly for people with cancer. A recent study in Australia found that stress allows cancer to spread six times faster. Aussie researchers tracked breast cancer cells in mice. They tagged the cancer cells with a fluorescent marker. Then they used state-of-the-art imaging to see tumor cells that had spread into the lymph system.1 What they saw was remarkable… The images showed that stress increases the number and size of lymph ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Health heart disease immune system stress Source Type: news

Pilot of a randomised controlled trial of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline versus cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety symptoms in people with generalised anxiety disorder who have failed to respond to low-intensity psycholo
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is common, causing unpleasant symptoms and impaired functioning. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have established good evidence for low-intensity psychological interventions, but a significant number of patients will not respond and require more intensive step 3 interventions, recommended as either high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or a pharmacological treatment such as sertraline. However, there are no head-to-head comparisons evaluating which is more clinically effective and cost-effective, and current guidelines suggest that trea...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Blesses First App to Treat Substance Abuse
FDA has given the thumbs up to reSET, a prescription digital therapeutic from Pear Therapeutics. The offering is now cleared for use as an adjuvant to standard outpatient therapy to treat patients with substance use disorder for stimulants, cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol. This the first FDA-cleared mobile medical application system for treating patients with substance use disorders. “This is a defining moment for digital therapeutics and for patients with substance use disorder,” Corey McCann, president and CEO of Pear Therapeutics, said in a company press release. “As the first FDA-cleared Prescription D...
Source: MDDI - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Depression, panic, general anxiety not a threat to pregnancy, study says
Depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother ’s psychiatric diagnosis no threat to baby’s health
Depression, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder represent no threat to the health of pregnant women or their babies, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Three common mental health disorders -- depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder -- pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds. " I think a major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Good Coping Skills May Curb Anxiety in the Face of Adversity Good Coping Skills May Curb Anxiety in the Face of Adversity
Women who live in poor areas and whose coping skills are based on a meaningful life perspective have a reduced risk for generalized anxiety disorder in comparison with those who cope less well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The National Elder Mistreatment Study: an eight-year longitudinal study of outcomes - Acierno R, Hernandez-Tejada MA, Anetzberger GJ, Loew D, Muzzy W.
OBJECTIVES: To conduct an 8-year follow-up of the National Elder Mistreatment Study (NEMS) and specify risk ratios for negative outcomes of elder abuse, including DSM-5 defined depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), posttraumatic stress disorder (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Quality of life in anxious adolescents - Raknes S, Pallesen S, Himle JA, Bjaastad JF, Wergeland GJ, Hoffart A, Dyregrov K, H åland ÅT, Haugland BSM.
PURPOSE: To examine associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and anxiety symptoms across anxiety domains (obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Demand/withdraw communication in the context of intimate partner violence: Implications for psychological outcomes - Pickover AM, Lipinski AJ, Dodson TS, Tran HN, Woodward MJ, Beck JG.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). To clarify the influence of a dyadic conflict pattern that has previously been shown to accompany violence in romant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NIH funds Rosalind Franklin University study on role of oxytocin in anxiety
(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science researcher Joanna Dabrowska has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role of the hormone oxytocin in stress-induced psychiatric disorders. Her findings could lead to urgently needed new drug therapies for generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between car accident fatalities and children's fears: a study in seven EU countries - Kovess-Masf éty V, Sowa D, Keyes K, Husky M, Fermanian C, Bitfoi A, Carta MG, Koç C, Goelitz D, Lesinskiene S, Mihova Z, Otten R, Pez O.
Children's fear of a car accident occurring to parents or themselves has been used as a concrete example to illustrate one of the symptoms of anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety and generalized anxiety. However, its usage across countries may be q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults 18 years of age and older, or 18% of the population (National Institute of Mental Health). Although highly treatable, only one-third of anxiety sufferers seek treatment (Association and Depression Association of America). In contrast to people who don’t suffer with anxiety, people with anxiety disorders are 3 to 5 times more likely to go see a physician and 6 times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders. Anxiety sufferers are more likely to also suffer with depression, and almost half of those diagnosed wit...
Source: Psych Central - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral General Psychotherapy anxious thoughts Fear Fight or Flight GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Attack worry Source Type: news

Overcoming Episodes of Depression
I have felt it wash over me like a tsunami seeking to destroy, and at other times it cradles me silently as I try to fall to sleep, inevitably failing as it gags and strangles me till I am numb and empty. When the darkness comes I am lost with myself and an overwhelming sense of failure. Over the past few months I have succumbed to a ruthless depression, similar to the one I lived through in my first and second years of university. The most marked change I have noticed is in my sleep routine: I am easily fatigued, generally lethargic and lacking energy throughout the day. I find it extremely difficult to fall asleep, have ...
Source: Psych Central - July 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Taylor Bourassa Tags: Bipolar Depression Personal Stories Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode Major Depressive Disorder Sadness Self Image Source Type: news

How do antidepressants actually work? | Dean Burnett
A recent article by Deborah Orrregarding her experiences with antidepressants sparked a lot of debate as to their merits and drawbacks. The truth is, they ’re not as simple or as understood as many might thinkAntidepressants; the go-totreatment for depression, or generalised anxiety. It ’s incredible when you think about it, the fact that you can have adebilitating mood disorder, take a few pills, and feel better. It ’s practically unbelievable that medical science has progressed so far that we now fully understand how the human brain produces moods and other emotions, so can manipulate them with designer...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Neuroscience Mental health Depression NHS Source Type: news

Care in post-traumatic syndrome due to gender violence: a case report - S ánchez-Herrero H, Duarte-Clíments G, González-Pérez T, Sánchez-Gómez MB, Gomariz-Bolarín D.
This article describes a clinical case of a patient attended at a continuous care point for a generalized anxiety disorder, principally due to abuse suffered from her ex partner. The patient was followed up at family nursing clinic, and the appropriate nur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Ways To Use Anxiety As Your Greatest Superpower
It seems every time I turn around, someone is talking about anxiety as if all anxiety is “disordered.” Not all anxiety is disordered, and in fact, a certain amount of anxiety is actually healthy. There is a generalized anxiety we should all have because life is built upon the unpredictable. I have witnessed the people I treat each day, including myself, turn anxiety into their greatest superpower. It comes down to mindset. To follow are nine ways to use anxiety to greatly benefit your benefit. 1. Pressure. Pressure is a wonderful thing. It is when we’re under the intensity of high-pressured situations th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of vilazodone on suicidal ideation and behavior in adults with major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder: post-hoc analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials - Thase ME, Edwards J, Durgam S, Chen C, Chang CT, Mathews M, Gommoll CP.
Treatment-emergent suicidal ideation and behavior are ongoing concerns with antidepressants. Vilazodone, currently approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults, has also been evaluated in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Post-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress. Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans. The APA reports that 12 percent of millennials have a diagnosed anxiety disorder—almost twice the percentage of Boomers. On a non-clinical scale, a BD...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Anxiety Is Not Your Damsel In Distress
Among the media’s attempts to open the discussion of mental health, there’s another, arguably more dangerous, movement growing in tandem. Love as a treatment for mental health goes way, way back, to Oscar winners like “Silence of the Lambs” and cult classics like “Wristcutters: A Love Story.” Diseases have been Hollywood’s “IT” girl of themes for a while now, but as someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), my mental health — and that of others — isn’t a plot line or object of interest. It can be an emotional experience, yes, but it’s als...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Region in brain found to be associated with fear of uncertain future
People who struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may have an unusually large striatum, an area of the brain already associated with general anxiety disorder, according to research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Region in brain found to be associated with fear of uncertain future
(American Psychological Association) People who struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may have an unusually large striatum, an area of the brain already associated with general anxiety disorder, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn't Be Jealous I Spent All Day in Bed
Written by Jacqueline Michelle Here I am, lying in bed. I can’t get up. It’s literally taken all I have to roll over and grab my laptop. I’ve spent 18 of the last 24 hours in bed, staring at the wall. I’m in and out of sleep ― at war with my mind while trying to convince my body to get out of this bed. I also haven’t showered in four days. I have major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Sometimes this is how my days go. I have major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Sometimes this is how my days go. When having con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Meditation Really Help With Depression And Anxiety?
The Question: I experience depression and anxiety. Will meditation really help me?  The Answer: Depression and anxiety can make everyday life very challenging. And research suggests that healthy lifestyle habits like meditation may help with some of its symptoms.  Case in point: A small study published earlier this year in the journal Psychiatry Research. Researchers randomized 70 adult participants with generalized anxiety disorder into two groups. One group received mindfulness-based stress reduction as a technique to cope. The other group, acting as the control, did not receive any sort of med...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

25 Tweets Show How Much Trumpcare Could Punish Women
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating.  Simply put, the bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Before Obamacare, insurers could consider the following pre-existing conditions: being pregnant, having had postpartum depression, being a survivor of sexual assault, having had a C-section or being a survivor of domestic violence. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, meaning if you’re deeme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood adversity, adult stress, and the risk of major depression or generalized anxiety disorder in US soldiers: a test of the stress sensitization hypothesis - Bandoli G, Campbell-Sills L, Kessler RC, Heeringa SG, Nock MK, Rosellini AJ, Sampson NA, Schoenbaum M, Ursano RJ, Stein MB.
BACKGROUND: The stress sensitization theory hypothesizes that individuals exposed to childhood adversity will be more vulnerable to mental disorders from proximal stressors. We aimed to test this theory with respect to risk of 30-day major depressive episo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between generalized anxiety disorder, subthreshold anxiety symptoms and fear of falling among older adults: preliminary results from a pilot study - Payette MC, Belanger C, Benyebdri F, Filiatrault J, Bherer L, Bertrand JA, Nadeau A, Bruneau MA, Clerc D, Saint-Martin M, Cruz-Santiago D, Menard C, Nguyen P, Vu TTM, Comte F, Bobeuf F, Grenier S.
This study aimed at analyzing the relationship between FOF and GAD or anxiety symptoms, while controlling ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

J.K. Rowling Highlights An Important Thread About The Realities Of Anxiety
Today Matt Haig, British author of the forthcoming novel How to Stop Time, tweeted feelingly about his anxiety, writing, “Anxiety is a tricky thing. However bad it is now it convinces you things will get worse. It’s like a Jaws soundtrack of the soul.” He continued to describe his condition, which he says is improving, making clear the distinction between anxiety and worry. Shortly after, spurred by responses he got on Twitter he added, “Forgot that every time you say anything online about anxiety you get folk denying your reality.” J.K. Rowling shared the thread and added to the conversation,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J.K. Rowling Highlights An Important Thread About The Realities Of Anxiety
Today Matt Haig, British author of the forthcoming novel How to Stop Time, tweeted feelingly about his anxiety, writing, “Anxiety is a tricky thing. However bad it is now it convinces you things will get worse. It’s like a Jaws soundtrack of the soul.” He continued to describe his condition, which he says is improving, making clear the distinction between anxiety and worry. Shortly after, spurred by responses he got on Twitter he added, “Forgot that every time you say anything online about anxiety you get folk denying your reality.” J.K. Rowling shared the thread and added to the conversation,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Simple Hack May Help With Anxiety
Looking for a way to help manage anxiety? Grab a pen. Logging your stressors in a journal might help mitigate those emotions, according to new research presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s 2017 conference. Researchers found that those who wrote down each event that caused concern, as well as an analysis of how the concern made them feel, experienced less worry over time. The results indicate that keeping a journal could be an effective tool as part of an overall treatment plan for those who struggle with anxiety.  How it worked Researchers examined 51 participants with gener...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neighborhood determinants of mood and anxiety disorders among men who have sex with men in New York City - Cerd á M, Nandi V, Frye V, Egan JE, Rundle A, Quinn JW, Sheehan D, Hoover DR, Ompad DC, Van Tieu H, Greene E, Koblin B.
We examined the relationship between economic, physical, and social characteristics of neighborhoods, where men who have sex with men (MSM) lived and socialized, and symptom scores of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

' Worry Journal' Significantly Eases Anxiety'Worry Journal' Significantly Eases Anxiety
In generalized anxiety disorder, a tool based on a component of CBT helps tough-to-treat patients get perspective on their worries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Untangling the Association Between Migraine, Pain, & Anxiety Untangling the Association Between Migraine, Pain, & Anxiety
Is there a link between migraine and generalized anxiety disorder? What factors might mediate the relationship between migraines and GAD?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Adults with migraines have triple the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily activities and have problems managing their household responsibilities (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adults with migraines have triple the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder
(University of Toronto) Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine (6% vs. 2%), according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Five things you might not know about epilepsy
The classic image of epilepsy is of someone falling to the ground and shaking uncontrollably — but that stereotype isn’t always accurate, particularly in kids. Children are usually diagnosed after two or more unprovoked seizures, or after a single seizure if there’s a high chance of further ones. Yet this isn’t a one-size-fits-all condition, and seizure activity can change over time as young brains develop. We asked Dr. Phillip Pearl, director of the Epilepsy Center at Boston Children’s Hospital to share some more surprising facts about this condition. Childhood epilepsy is on the rise. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Dr. Phillip Pearl epilepsy epilepsy center seizures Source Type: news

Artist Illustrates The Realities Of Mental Health, From A(nxiety) To Z
"I'm doing everything wrong." "Everyone's laughing at me." "I think I left the door open." Anxiety comes in different shapes and sizes. #atozofmentalhealth - - - - - #365daysofart #drawingaday #36daysoftype @36daysoftype #36days_A #36daysoftype04 #mentalhealth #art #typography #lettering #colors #anxiety #watercolor #igart #sketchbook #digitalart #illustration #selflove #care #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma A post shared by Sonaksha Iyengar (@sonaksha) on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:22am PST A is for anxiety, which itself comes in many shapes and colors. B is for bipolar disorder, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telephone-based collaborative care program eases anxiety
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that a telephone-delivered collaborative care program for treating panic and generalized anxiety disorders in primary care is significantly more effective than doctors' usual care at improving health-related quality of life, anxiety and mood symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Applying the unified protocol transdiagnostic treatment to nonsuicidal self-injury and co-occurring emotional disorders: a case illustration - Bentley KH.
This article presents the use of a transdiagnostic, emotion-focused treatment with a young woman with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. The patient also presented with subclinical depressive, posttra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Study: Best treatment for anxiety is mindfulness meditation
(Natural News) If you suffer with anxiety, you’re not alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States. Over 3 million people are affected by general anxiety disorder alone – roughly 3 percent of  the nation’s population. The ADAA... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum Depression Is Fundamentally Different From Other Mood Disorders
As many as 1 in 5 new mothers will suffer from severe depression or anxiety after giving birth, and a woman is significantly more likely to suffer from one of these conditions during her first year as a mother than at any other time in her life. And yet, perinatal mood disorders are still woefully under-recognized ― post-partum anxiety, for instance, isn’t even listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ― and also under-researched.  “This is a big deal: 10 to 20 percent of our moms are mentally ill, but we know virtually nothing about how these me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder show different autonomic dysregulations revealed by heart rate variability analysis in first onset drug-na ïve patients without comorbidity - Shinba T.
AIM: The aim of the present study was to examine whether depression and anxiety disorder manifest different autonomic dysregulations using heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate (HR) measurements. METHODS: HRV and HR were recorded both at rest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

OCD is Messy
Since 2008 I have had the privilege of getting to know many people who deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder. We’ve connected through face-to-face meetings, email exchanges, telephone calls, and social media. In each of these conversations, one thing always stands out to me. Each person’s story is unique and OCD always seems to be confusing, complicated and unpredictable. I know a fair amount about OCD. My son has the disorder and I know firsthand how it can affect the entire family. I’ve seen how OCD can devastate lives. I’ve written posts on everything from symptoms and treatment to enabling and...
Source: Psych Central - December 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Anxiety Caregivers Children and Teens Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Personal Stories Anxiety Disorders Fear Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Social Anxiety Disorder Source Type: news

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness
Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders  ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.  A fascinating new study published in Nature Genetics on Dec. 5 takes this association a step further. The findings suggest that personality traits and mental illness exist on a continuum, sharing key influences on a genetic level. In other words, when innate personality traits are pushed to an extreme by age, adversity or ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness
Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders  ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.  A fascinating new study published in Nature Genetics on Dec. 5 takes this association a step further. The findings suggest that personality traits and mental illness exist on a continuum, sharing key influences on a genetic level. In other words, when innate personality traits are pushed to an extreme by age, adversity or ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Threshold and subthreshold Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and suicide ideation - Gilmour H.
BACKGROUND: Subthreshold Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) has been reported to be at least as prevalent as threshold GAD and of comparable clinical significance. It is not clear if GAD is uniquely associated with the risk of suicide, or if psychiatric co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news