An investigation of anxiety and depression among Chinese primary school students after the resumption of school post-COVID-19 - He Y, Li Y.
This study used the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) and 9 Patients Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) to investigate the anxiety and depression of 1366 primary school students in Shenzhen after the resumption of school. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pain, mood, and suicidal behavior among injured working adults in Chile - V élez JC, Kovasala M, Collado MD, Friedman LE, Juvinao-Quintero DL, Araya L, Castillo J, Williams MA, Gelaye B.
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is comorbid with psychiatric disorders, but information on the association of chronic pain with depressive symptoms, generalized anxiety, and suicidal behavior among occupational cohorts is inadequate. We investigated these associa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The importance of recognizing worthlessness for suicide prevention in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Katzenmajer-Pump L, Kom áromy D, Balazs J.
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses among children and adolescents. Depression and general anxiety disorder (GAD) are often co-occurring with ADHD among children and adolescents. Previ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mindfulness Worked as Well as an Anxiety Drug in a New Study
Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. The study tested a widely used mindfulness program that includes 2 1/2 hours of classes weekly and 45 minutes of daily practice at home. Participants were randomly assigned to the program or daily use of a generic drug sold under the brand name Lexapro for depression and anxiety. After two months, anxiety as measured on a severity scale declined by about 30% in both groups and continued to decrease during the following four months. Study results, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, are timely....
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health wire Source Type: news

Detecting depression and anxiety among adolescents in South Africa: validity of the isiXhosa Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 - Marlow M, Skeen S, Grieve CM, Carvajal L, Ahs JW, Kohrt BA, Requejo J, Stewart J, Henry J, Goldstone D, Kara T, Tomlinson M.
We examined the criter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Review finds little evidence to support gabapentinoid use in bipolar disorder or insomnia
The drugs gabapentin and pregabalin are sometimes prescribed for people with bipolar disorder or insomnia. Research found little evidence that they are effective. The drugs have side effects and can be addictive; the team calls for further trials. Gabapentin and pregabalin (collectively known as gabapentinoids) are licensed in the UK to treat pain and seizures. Pregabalin is also approved for generalised anxiety disorder (when people feel constantly anxious). Both drugs can have side effects, such as drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, fatigue and visual disturbance. They can also be addictive. At least half of g...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trajectories of generalized anxiety disorder, major depression and change in quality of life in adults aged 50  + : findings from a longitudinal analysis using representative, population-based data from Ireland - Hohls JK, König HH, Hajek A.
PURPOSE: To investigate the longitudinal association between trajectories (incidence, remission) of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), major depression (MD) and change in quality of life (QoL) in adults aged 50  + , and to assess the symmetry in these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Network analysis of distress, suicidality, and resilience in a treatment seeking sample of first responders - Ponder WN, Walters K, Simons JS, Simons RM, Jetelina KK, Carbajal J.
INTRODUCTION: First responders are routinely and regularly exposed to traumatic events that can clinically manifest with a symptom constellation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, depression, and suicidality. METHODS: We ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Screening for pregnancy anxiety in the first and third trimesters can help reduce early births
Key takeawaysPregnancy anxiety  is associated with shorter gestation times and earlier births.Screening during the first and third trimesters could help reduce early births.Latina women may experience higher levels of pregnancy anxiety than other groups.A new UCLA study has found anxiety specific to pregnancy and childbirth is associated with shorter gestation times and earlier births. One screening tool administered in the first trimester could reliably predict early birth. Screening for depression in pregnancy and postpartum is now a common part of maternal care; the authors suggest that adding an evaluation for anxiet...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 26, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Are Treatments for Panic Disorder?
Discussion Panic disorder is “…one of the anxiety disorders and is characterized by repeated, unexpected panic attacks, involving physical symptoms such as racing heart, dizziness and chest pains, along with a fear of recurring attacks and changing behaviors to avoid further attacks.” It has both physical manifestations and mental ones including extreme fear such as mortal fear, loss of control and fear of alienation. It is most common in teenagers aged 15-19 and is very common with about 1% of teens experiencing attacks. A study of college students in multiple countries found a lifetime prevalence of 5%....
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 26, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to Tell If Your Health Concerns Are Normal —Or a Sign of Something More
Is that sniffle a sign of seasonal allergies or COVID-19? It’s a question you’ve likely asked yourself at least once—and perhaps lots of times—over the last few years. Especially during a pandemic, it’s normal to analyze your health. But for some people, those thoughts can cross a line into more problematic territory. At least 4% of the U.S. population lives with what’s known as health anxiety, or an excessive preoccupation with health and illness—and symptoms of the condition may have emerged or worsened for certain people during these virus-dominated recent years, experts say. [t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

What Causes Sudden Vision Loss?
Discussion Vision loss, whether chronic or acute, is distressing at any time for patients and families. Prompt evaluation and treatment are important as maintenance of any acuity and light or movement is considered paramount. Most vision loss is due to chronic problems and aging issues but the differential diagnosis is broad. For any age, but especially children, uncorrected refractive errors can cause problems in not only in childhood but throughout someone’s lifetime. Visual impairment for distance vision is considered mild if worse than 6/12 in meters = 20/40 in feet or 0.3 LogMAR and for moderate impairment is 6/...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 5, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The 'ice cold' tricks to help curb anxiety - TikTok psychologist gives advice
ANXIETY is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the UK with around six in 100 people diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder in any given week. For this reason, many are desperate to understand and learn ways in which they can help live with anxiety and curb the effect that it may have on their lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘The Best Tool We Have’ for Self-Harming and Suicidal Teens
Studies indicate that dialectical behavior therapy offers greater benefits than more generalized therapy. But treatment is intensive, and expensive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Depression (Mental) Anxiety and Stress Emotions Teenagers and Adolescence Suicides and Suicide Attempts Mental Health and Disorders Psychology and Psychologists Content Type: Service Parenting American Academ Source Type: news

Back to school: Transitioning back to in-person interactions
For many kids, returning to school in the fall can be a challenge. This year, our reliance on technology for interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic might be complicating things further when it comes to a return to in-person learning, according to UCLA Health psychologists.“It’s been quite an interesting couple of years, and there are plenty of new challenges for parents to help their kids with,” said Robert Bilder, chief of psychology at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.Like everyone else, students increasingly used electronics to interact with others during the pandemi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 17, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news