A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities
Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.
Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.
Wiki Number: W014
Diagnosis: Anxiety Disorder
US Patients: Now 12%
World Patients: Less than US, Europe
Sex Ratio: M, 2F
Age Onset: A15-35
Brain Area: amygdala, insula, cignulate, parabrachial area
Symptoms: Worrying, fast heart rate
Progression: depresion, poor sleep,poor quality of life, suicide
Causes: child abuse, family, poverty,exposure to solvents
Medications: antidepressants, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers
Therapies: CBT, Counseling
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- A randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based emotion regulation intervention for sexual health: study protocolby Vinicius Jobim Fischer on October 16, 2021
INTRODUCTION: Emotion regulation difficulties have been associated with mental disorders and sexual dysfunctions. Traditional face-to-face transdiagnostic emotion regulation interventions have shown positive results for emotional and personality disorders. Only recently have the effects of these interventions on sexual health started to be investigated. Internet-delivered psychological interventions have several advantages over face-to-face interventions, such as cost-effectiveness,...
- Managing mood-related symptoms utilizing diet, targeted nutrient supplementation, and lifestyle changes: A case seriesby Kim Ross on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSION: The case series demonstrated marked improvement in mood-related symptoms in as little as 3-6 months for three individuals utilizing amino acid therapy along with dietary, targeted nutrient supplementation, and lifestyle choices.
- Natural history of children and adults with phenylketonuria in the NBS-PKU Connect registryby Aileen Kenneson on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Despite recommendations to maintain blood phenylalanine concentrations in the therapeutic range throughout life, it is not uncommon for adults with PKU to discontinue dietary management of their disorder. Early diagnosis was associated with reduced need for special education or other special services, and continuous treatment was associated with decreased psychological co-morbidities.
- Systematic review of productivity loss among healthcare workers due to Covid-19by Maryam Yaghoubi on October 16, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: The early evidence suggests that healthcare workers are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to positive COVID-19 infection, mortality, and mental illness.