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Recognizing and treating childhood anxiety disorders

Childhood anxiety disorders are the most common type of sychiatric problem in children. These disorders cause severe impairment and excessive distress. Although effective psychosocial and drug therapy exists, these anxious youngsters are virtually ignored compared with children with other psychiatric … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

This review summarizes findings on the epidemiology and etiology of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents including separation anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social phobia, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, also highlighting critical aspects of diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. … Continue reading

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Perinatal Anxiety and Depression During Covid-19

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak places perinatal women at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. Uncertainty, fear, and confusion in medical, social, economic, occupational and political aspects of life in the US add to existing stressors that … Continue reading

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Anxiety, depression and stress in pregnancy: implications for mothers and children

To briefly review results of the latest research on the contributions of depression, anxiety, and stress exposures in pregnancy to adverse maternal and child outcomes, and to direct attention to new findings on pregnancy anxiety, a potent maternal risk factor. … Continue reading

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Can anxiety damage the brain?

Purpose of review: Stress exacerbates mental illnesses such as depression but also appears to increase risk of dementia, suggesting a common mechanism for development of stress-induced affective and cognitive impairment. The purpose of this review is to address the question … Continue reading

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The neurocircuitry of fear, stress, and anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are a significant problem in the community, and recent neuroimaging research has focused on determining the brain circuits that underlie them. Research on the neurocircuitry of anxiety disorders has its roots in the study of fear circuits in … Continue reading

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The biology of fear- and anxiety-related behaviors

Anxiety is a psychological, physiological, and behavioral state induced in animals and humans by a threat to well-being or survival, either actual or potential. It is characterized by increased arousal, expectancy, autonomic and neuroendocrine activation, and specific behavior patterns. The … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety Disorder Assessment

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) can significantly impact a patient’s ability to function both socially and in his or her work setting. SAD, also known as social phobia, is a condition that involves the experience of intense fear of social situations or interactions (e.g., … Continue reading

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Walking to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

This type of walking reduces stress and anxiety. Adding a little mindfulness to a normal, regular walk helps to fight stress and anxiety, new research finds. People report less stress when they are moving around and even less when they move … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Depression Caused by Childhood Bullying Decline Over Time

A JAMA Psychiatry study reports the detrimental effect of childhood bullying decreases over time. A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The study, published … Continue reading

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