Biohaven's Troriluzole Study For Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Misses Primary Endpoint
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) today reported negative topline results from its Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating troriluzole compared to placebo for t... Biopharmaceuticals Biohaven Pharmaceutical, troriluzole, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anxiety disorders and the brain's resting state networks: from altered spatiotemporal synchronization to psychopathological symptoms - Northoff G.
Anxiety disorders include a variety of different disorders including panic disorder (PD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and phobias. We here focus our review on GAD, SAD, and PD and put a specific emphasis on resting st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The genetic and environmental hierarchical structure of anxiety and depression in the UK Biobank - Morneau-Vaillancourt G, Coleman JRI, Purves KL, Cheesman R, Rayner C, Breen G, Eley TC.
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depressive disorders can be classified under a bidimensional model, where depression and generalized anxiety disorder are represented by distress and the other anxiety disorders, by fear. The phenotypic structure of this model has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety
People with generalized anxiety disorder worry excessively for long periods, and most days they struggle to control their discomfort, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. " It's so exciting, " said lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many With History of Anxiety Report Complete Mental Health
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- For persons with a previous diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), factors associated with being in complete mental health (CMH) include female gender, older age, being married, and reporting good to excellent... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some surprisingly good news about anxiety
(University of Toronto) Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors associated with recovery. A new University of Toronto study investigated three levels of recovery in a large, representative sample of more than 2,000 Canadians with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Is Worrying Out of Control?
-- Anxiety over health, money or family problems is common. But for a person with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive worry may prevent a person from leading a normal life. The National Institute of Mental Health says worrying may be out... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gender-specific prevalence and associated factors of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in a Chinese rural population: the Henan rural cohort study - Luo Z, Li Y, Hou Y, Liu X, Jiang J, Wang Y, Liu X, Qiao D, Dong X, Li R, Wang F, Wang C.
This study aims to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) by gender in Chinese rural adults. METHODS: A total of 29,993 participants aged from 18 to 79... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Measurement invariance of assessments of depression (PHQ-9) and anxiety (GAD-7) across sex, strata and linguistic backgrounds in a European-wide sample of patients after Traumatic Brain Injury - Teymoori A, Real R, Gorbunova A, Haghish EF, Andelic N, Wilson L, Asendorf T, Menon D, von Steinb üchel N.
BACKGROUND: The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) are two widely used instruments to screen patients for depression and anxiety. Comparable psychometric properties across different demographic and linguisti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vietnam-era women veterans continue to experience wartime stress
(Boston University School of Medicine) Vietnam-era women veterans suffer with stress-related mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, more than four decades after their service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol use in late adolescence and early adulthood: the role of generalized anxiety disorder and drinking to cope motives - Dyer ML, Heron J, Hickman M, Munaf ò MR.
BACKGROUND: The relationship between anxiety and alcohol use is unclear, and moderating factors, such as drinking to cope (DTC) motives, may explain mixed findings. METHODS: Using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Excessive worrying? A psychologist sees a spike in anxiety and offers tips.
When accompanied by irritability, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, fatigue and poor sleep, you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jelena Kecmanovic Source Type: news

What Does Non-Verbal Mean?
Discussion Children can be non-verbal for many reasons with most just not wanting to talk in a given situation for a short period of time (e.g. angry with a person, scared to give a speech at school, etc.). Children may have the ability to communicate verbally but for some reason it is physically impaired for a period of time. Selective mutism (SM) “… is characterized by an individual’s consistent failure to speak in social situations in which there is an expectation to speak (e.g., at school), despite speaking in other situations.” The lack of speech cannot be due to discomfort speaking in a give...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Magnesium and anxiety: A look at the benefits and how to include it in your diet
(Natural News) Magnesium is called “nature’s relaxation mineral” because of its crucial role in helping the body relax. This makes the mineral more important these days, when people are constantly under stress and feeling anxious. The latter, in particular, has been linked to certain mental disorders, including depression and GAD (general anxiety disorder). Because of magnesium’s relaxing properties, it has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition in the United States. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - September 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rod McCullom / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology syndication Source Type: news

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rod McCullom / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology syndication Source Type: news

The paradox of relaxation training: relaxation induced anxiety and mediation effects of negative contrast sensitivity in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder - Kim H, Newman MG.
BACKGROUND: The Contrast Avoidance Model postulates that individuals with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) fear a sharp spike in negative emotion, and thus, prefer to worry to maintain their negative affect rather than being in a more euthymic state, suc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ontario man says life insurance application denied due to anxiety disorder
A man in Elmira, Ont., says his application for life insurance was denied by Sun Life Financial on the basis of his generalized anxiety disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

A population-based examination of suicidality in comorbid generalized anxiety disorder and chronic pain - Sommer JL, Blaney C, El-Gabalawy R.
BACKGROUND: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and chronic pain conditions commonly co-occur, and are both independently associated with suicidality; however, little is known about the impact of chronic pain on suicidality among individuals with GAD. The a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?
For some people, caffeine may help with concentration and provide an energy boost, but it can cause problems for those with general anxiety disorder, said Dr. Julie Radico, a clinical psychologist with Penn State Health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Escitalopram: What you need to know
Escitalopram is the generic name for the antidepressant Lexapro. It can help balance levels of serotonin in the brain, and doctors often prescribe it to treat depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Doctors monitor the use of this drug, due to its possible side effects. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Workouts: A Way to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety?
The study found that just a half hour of vigorous exercise might do the trick for people with suspected but undiagnosed generalized anxiety disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workouts: A Prescription to Ease Severe Chronic Anxiety?
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- Everyone experiences anxious moments now and then. But for those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the worry is frequent and overwhelming, often interfering with everyday activities. Now, a small study suggests that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don't be so hard on yourself...it could lead to OCD and anxiety
A study by Hiroshima University also found those who spend too long mulling over problems are more likely to have obsessive compulsive disorder or generalised anxiety disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being too harsh on yourself could lead to OCD and anxiety
(Hiroshima University) A new study has found that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility were susceptible to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trajectories of self-reported sleep disturbance across inpatient psychiatric treatment predict clinical outcome in comorbid major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder - Hartwig EM, Rufino KA, Palmer CA, Shepard C, Alfano CA, Schanzer B, Mathew SJ, Patriquin MA.
BACKGROUND: As there has been a demonstrated link between sleep disturbance and suicide, the present study investigated the relationship between self-reported sleep disturbance during inpatient psychiatric treatment and clinical outcomes at discharge and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Video » Generalized and Social Anxiety Disorders - Join A Study
People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) display excessive anxiety or worry, most days for at least 6 months, about a number of things such as personal health, work, social interactions, and everyday routine life circumstances. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

An introduction to generalized anxiety disorder, and natural ways to manage it
(Natural News) Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worrying about a number of different things. While certain symptoms of GAD may appear similar to a phobia, or an extreme and irrational fear to a stimulus, the mental disorder is not a direct response to a specific situation or experience. Patients diagnosed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protective factors associated with fewer generalized anxiety disorder symptoms among women exposed to intimate partner violence - Schaefer LM, Howell KH, Thurston IB, Kaufman CC, Hasselle AJ.
This study evaluated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

More Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
For something so common, anxiety is still massively misunderstood. There are myths and misconceptions about everything from what anxiety disorders look and feel like to what actually helps to treat these illnesses and navigate anxiety. Which is why we asked several anxiety experts to clear things up. Below, you’ll find their illuminating insights. Living with an anxiety disorder can be exceptionally difficult. Many people minimize and trivialize anxiety disorders. For instance, how often have you said or heard someone say “I’m sooo OCD about my desk!” or “I’m really OCD about using hand ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorder Treatment Anxiety Disorders Cbt exposure and response prevention therapy GAD Ocd Source Type: news

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids
Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist...
Source: Psych Central - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

For anxiety, a single intervention is not enough
(University of Connecticut) No matter which treatment they get, only 20 percent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well, UConn Health researchers report. The study followed 319 young people aged 10 to 25 who had been diagnosed with separation, social, or general anxiety disorders. They received evidence-based treatment, and then had follow-ups with the researchers every year for four years. This is the first study to reassess youth treated for anxiety every year for four years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A systematic review of network meta-analyses for pharmacological treatment of common mental disorders
Question Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability. Study selection and analysis We searched three databases for NMAs of pharmacological treatment used in major depression, ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing patterns in the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, major depressive episode and generalized anxiety disorder over 24 months following a road traffic crash: results from the UQ SuPPORT study - Kenardy J, Edmed SL, Shourie S, Warren J, Crothers A, Brown EA, Cameron CM, Heron-Delaney M.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and changing patterns of PTSD, major depressive episode (MDE), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in adult claimants who sustained a non-catastrophic injury in a road traffic crash (RTC) in Queensland, Australia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Specificity of the association between marital discord and longitudinal changes in symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety disorder in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing - Whisman MA, Robustelli BL, Labrecque LT.
This longitudinal study was conducted to evaluate actor and partner effects of marital discord on changes in symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in a large population sample of Irish adults (N  = 1,445 couples), adjusting for the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Generalized anxiety disorder in urban China: prevalence, awareness, and disease burden - Yu W, Singh SS, Calhoun S, Zhang H, Zhao X, Yang F.
This study aimed to fill in the knowledge gap and to evaluate the burden of GAD among adults in urban China. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Anxiety may help you to survive a heart attack
Research suggests that generalized anxiety disorder might protect some people after a heart attack, as the psychiatric condition may improve survival. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Comparison of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in performance-enhancing drug users and nonuser bodybuilders - Ostovar A, Haerinejad MJ, Akbarzadeh S, Keshavarz M.
Objective: The present study aimed at comparing the prevalence of major psychiatric disorders including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and generalized anxiety disorder between performance-enhancing drug users and nonuser bod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Treatment of Hoarding-Induced Trauma and Perpetration
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Standards Manual, Edition V (2013) reports that between 2 and 6% of the general population have a hoarding disorder. Once considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding is now regarded as a serious clinical condition co-morbid with diagnoses of depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and sometimes psychosis given the delusional levels of denial that hoarders often present (Frost, Stekelee, Tolin, 2011). Hoarders engage in excessive acquisition of items, whether those items have real world value or not,...
Source: Psych Central - February 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Anxiety Caregivers Children and Teens Essays Family Grief and Loss Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personality Psychodynamic Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Abuse Anxiety Disorder bullying Comorb Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

Book Review: Tough-To-Treat Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common problems people face today, and yet, it is often complicated with other co-existing conditions, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, and depression. Comorbidity can make treatment challenging, even for clinicians who specialize in anxiety. In her new book, Tough-To-Treat Anxiety: Hidden Problems & Effective Solutions For Your Clients, licensed clinical psychologist Margaret Wehrenberg breaks down anxiety into its most common presentations, offering a host of treatment methods that work in the moment, and resist remission for years to come. “Unremitting anxiety may be on...
Source: Psych Central - November 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment anxiety treatment difficult anxiety overwhelming anxiety tough to treat anxiety Source Type: news

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