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Study finds acceptable levels of anxiety among men living with early, untreated prostate cancer

Men with early stages of prostate cancer who delay radical treatment in favor of an approach of "expectant management" do not have high levels of anxiety and distress. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the September 1, 2009 issue of Cancer , a peer-reviewed journal of the America...

Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart

Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies show that problems with the mind can play a significant role in problems of the heart. One study found that anxiety and depression can increase the incidence of angina, the chest...

The Stress of Sudden Fame Made Anxiety Attacks Headline News

Is the Average Person at Risk of Suffering from Anxiety? SAN DIEGO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A quiet church volunteer in England became an overnight sensation after her stunning appearance on a popular U.K. TV talent show. Within 24 hours the entire world knew who she was, and a video clip of ...

Postpartum Anxiety May Delay Puberty in Kids

In animal study, hormonal changes in pregnancy have long-term impact THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Postpartum anxiety may delay puberty in biological and adopted daughters, research on mice has found. The study found that mice with low levels of the hormone prolactin in ea...

Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety Releases New Program, The Solution to Controlling Stress and Worry

LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 70% of men and women say that stress levels have increased since the recession began and 80% are nervous about their long term financial stability, a recent study reports(1). "Times are tough for everyone right now; there's no shortage of thing...

Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked

Study of twins finds those with depression have trouble sleeping MONDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic link between anxiety, depression and insomnia has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said adolescents who suffer from anxiety and depression should also be screened for i...

Surveyed Psychiatrists and PCPs Expect to Increase Their First-Line Use of SNRIs Over the Next Two Years for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Only 41 Percent of Newly Diagnosed Patients Receive a Drug Within One Year of Their First Diagnosis, According to a New Report from Decision Resources Patient-Flow Models Need to Take Into Account Effexor XR's More Frequent Use in Early Lines of Therapy Compared With Cymbalta WALTHAM, Ma...

Hopkins study: When adult patients have anxiety disorder, their children need help too

In what is believed to be the first U.S. study designed to prevent anxiety disorders in the children of anxious parents, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have found that a family-based program reduced symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among these children. ...

Genetic risk for anxiety does not have to be destiny

Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2009 A growing body of basic animal research and studies of abused and neglected children provide a strong basis of support for the hypothesis that individuals with particular genotypes are at greater risk for depression, anxiety disorders, and problems with the abuse ...

Economic Downturn Raises Anxiety and Depression Levels

Seek Free Screening During National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2009 NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder and more than 20 million Americans will suffer with a depressive illness. The most common s...

APA Offers Tips on Managing Anxiety About Swine Flu

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about swine flu can cause anyone to feel anxious and worried. These reactions are understandable because circumstances are rapidly evolving and knowledge of the illness is limited. Even duri...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People

The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds,,,, TUESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, anxiety is an increasingly common problem, and new research suggests that cognitive behavior therapy may help them ease their worries more than standard care does...

The Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety Re-launches Website for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety announced today the re-launch of its website, www.stresscenter.com , the premier online destination for news, information and solutions for coping with stress, anxiety and depression. The new site features an enhanced...

New Anxiety and Mood Disorders Intensive Treatment Program in Downtown Chicago

CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 1st, Insight Psychological Centers, LLC will open its new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for anxiety and mood disorders. Uncommon in the U.S. and virtually non-existent in Chicago, Insight's intensive program...

Security blankets: Materialism and death anxiety lead to brand loyalty

Materialistic people tend to form strong connections to particular product brands when their level of anxiety about death is high, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research . Authors Aric Rindfleisch (University of Wisconsin-Madison and Korea University), James E. Burroughs ...

Antidepressant Eases Anxiety in Older Adults

Other SSRIs would probably be equally effective, researchers report TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with generalized anxiety disorder treated with the antidepressant Lexapro showed significant improvement in symptoms, a new study reports. Generalized anxiety disord...

Massive Cuts to Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit Taking Effect January 1 Creating Acute Anxiety Among Beneficiary and Provider Communities

27 Percent Funding Cuts in 2009 Will Reduce Payments for Home Oxygen Therapy to Less Than Half of 1997 Payment Rates WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans nationwide prepare to celebrate the New Year, the home oxygen community is looking to 2009 with great unease due ...

Childhood anxiety disorders can and should be treated, according to UT Southwestern national expert

DALLAS Dec. 24, 2008 Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents should be recognized and treated to prevent educational underachievement and adult substance abuse, anxiety disorders and depression, says a nationally recognized child psychiatrist from UT Southwestern Medical Center. In an e...

Easing Social Anxiety During the Holidays: Tips from Harvard Women's Health Watch

For most people, family gatherings, parties, and other social activities are part of the fun of the holiday season. Not so for those with social anxiety disorder, who dread--or even avoid--social situations, reports the December 2008 issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch . ...

Flowers Can Help Decrease Anxiety in Challenging Economic Times

Study Shows Indulging in Blooms Can Boost Overall Well-Being MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With worries about the economy and the winter doldrums looming, everyone will be in need of a proven pick-me-up. Experts predict many may turn to small, simple luxuries to help cope. A...

Combo Treatment Best for Anxiety Disorder in Kids

Zoloft, cognitive behavior therapy also work well alone, study finds THURSDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- For children with anxiety disorders, a combination of cognitive behavior therapy and the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) works better than either treatment alone, researchers r...

New Poll Reveals New Jersey Voter Anxiety Over Healthcare and the Economy

Monmouth University Poll Finds New Jersey Citizens Believe Chronic Disease Prevention Key to Cost Savings TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of likely voters commissioned by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease in New Jersey and conducted by the Monmouth...

40 Million Americans Endure Anxiety Everyday

Studies show that only 2 in 5 seek any assistance MORAGA, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite anxiety and stress being one of today's most common disorders, it is regularly under diagnosed by medical professionals. Most of us experience occasional feelings of anxiety -- muscle ...

Getting help for depression and anxiety has significant long-term benefits

According to the Mood Disorder Society of Canada, about 1.3 million Canadians suffer from depression. University of Alberta researcher Ian Colman says most people are not getting the type of treatment they need. Colman, an assistant professor from the School of Public Health, and his resear...

Study offers new insights into teenagers and anxiety disorders

Can scientists predict who will develop anxiety disorders years in advance? UCLA psychology professor Michelle Craske thinks so. She is four years into an eight-year study evaluating 650 students, who were 16 when the study began, to identify risk factors for the development of anxiety and depress...

Cymbalta Receives European Approval for the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE: LLY) and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced that the European Commission has approved the use of Cymbalta(R) (duloxetine) for the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). This approval -- the fourth for duloxetine...

Consumer Reports Health's 'Cover America Tour' Chronicles Americans' Anxiety Over Health Care

Summer Tour Reaches Half Way Point of Coast-To-Coast Journey Highlighting Challenges Americans Face With Health Coverage YONKERS, N.Y., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cover America Tour has reached the half-way point of its summer-long road trip across the country to chronicle the st...

Family stress and child's temper extremes contribute to anxiety and depression in children

Small children who grow up in a family where the mother has psychological distress, the family is exposed to stress or is lacking social support, are at higher risk of developing anxious and depressive symptoms in early adolescence. Girls are more vulnerable than boys, and very timid or short-temp...

Nearly 1 in 5 teenagers admit eating problems, but anxiety is a bigger problem than appearance

Eighteen per cent of school children who took part in two health surveys carried out a year apart admitted they had eating problems, according to research published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing. Thirteen per cent admitted eating problems in either the first or second survey and a f...

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance to Develop New Online Resources for Anxiety Disorders

ARLINGTON, Va. and SILVER SPRING, Md., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) ( http://www.adaa.org ) and The HealthCentral Network ( http://www.HealthCentral.com ) today announced that ADAA will join HealthCentral's growing community of patients,...

Are anxiety disorders all in the mind?

Reston, Va.Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers in The Netherlands were able to detect biochemical differences in the brains of individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), providing evidence of a long-suspected biological cau...

Improving anxiety treatment through the help of brain imaging: A potential future treatment strategy

Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2008 Wouldnt it be nice if our doctors could predict accurately whether we would respond to a particular medication" This question is important because research studies provide information about how groups of patients tend to respond to treatments, but inevitably, differ...

Social form of bullying linked to depression, anxiety in adults

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Spreading rumors and gossiping may not cause bruises or black eyes, but the psychological consequences of this social type of bullying could linger into early adulthood, a new University of Florida study shows. In a study of 210 college students, UF researchers discovered a ...

For Virginia Tech Community, Anxiety and Sadness May Increase on Anniversary of School Shootings

WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April 16 marks one year since the most deadly school shooting in United States history. As the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings nears, survivors, victim's families, classmates, first responders and the extended community of Blacksburg, ...

15 Million Americans Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder

Condition keeps them from having friends and mates, survey shows WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Social anxiety disorder prevents some 15 million Americans from leading normal social and romantic lives, a new survey finds. The disorder leaves many isolated, ashamed and often ...

Youth's social problems contribute to anxiety and depression

Socially successful children tend to have fewer symptoms of anxiety or depression, while children with problems such as anxiety and depression tend to have difficulties forming relationships and being accepted by friends. However, it is difficult to determine whether the anxiety and depression le...

AUDIO from Medialink and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free from OCD

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new campaign is underway to help raise awareness of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America, or ADAA, has launched the "Treat it, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD" campaign to educate Americans about OCD sympt...

Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders Launches New Anxiety Disorders Program for Teens and Children

Nation's Leading Eating Disorders Treatment Center Now Offers Help For Those with Anxiety Disorders PHOENIX, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders, the nation's leading and largest inpatient treatment center for women and girls suffering from eating...

FDA Approves Luvox(R) CR (Fluvoxamine Maleate) Extended-Release Capsules for the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Once-A-Day LUVOX CR (fluvoxamine maleate) Extended-Release Capsules for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD)...

40 Million Americans Endure Anxiety Everyday

Studies show that only 2 in 5 seek any assistance MORAGA, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite anxiety and stress being one of today's most common disorders, it is regularly under diagnosed by medical professionals, according to the Mental Health America organization, leaving mor...
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