HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Telephone-based care improves quality of life for those with anxiety disorders

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5 A better life for people with general anxiety and panic disorders may only be a phone call away, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

The researchers report that telephone-based care for people with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder significantly improves both their symptoms of anxiety and depression and their mental health-related quality of life. The Pitt researchers also found the intervention results in fewer missed workdays and lower levels of emergency room usage.

This study is among the first to evaluate the efficacy of a telephone-based collaborative care intervention for anxiety disorders in a primary care setting, garnering results that could have far-reaching impact on how patients in all types of communities urban, suburban and rural can be helped. "Collaborative care" involves care managers who support patients by taking the time needed to familiarize the patients with their illnesses and treatment options while teaching self-management techniques and promoting adherence with recommended treatments according to evidence-based guidelines and under the direction of the patients' primary care physicians with specialist involvement when necessary. By providing support and monitoring progress, the use of care managers can result in much better outcomes for patients.

More than 30 million Americans have suffered from anxiety disorders at some point in their lives. Approximately 12 to 22 percent of patients present symptoms of anxiety-related distress to their primary care physicians. The direct and indirect costs of anxiety disorders have been estimated at $42 billion a year in the United States; 10 percent of those costs come from missed work days and other workplace costs. These facts establish the need for cost-effective and generalizable strategies for treating these patients.

"There has been a surge of intere
'"/>


5-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
2. When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
3. Sleep Slide-Rule improves childrens understanding of the importance of sleep
4. Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
5. Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
6. Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study
7. New device for stroke patients improves walking
8. Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
9. Gel-based handrub improves hospital hygiene
10. Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students
11. LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/29/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... due to insufficient scrotal support and protection against dribbled urine and sweat. "In ... from Manhasset Hills, N.Y. , The EASY ACCESS DRYNESS ENHANCED MEN'S UNDERGARMENT provides ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... ... Next weekend is Labor Day weekend, the last bash of the season ... year). For IT security personnel, it should also mark the perfect time to make ... than a simple headache. , Joe Caruso, founder and CEO-CTO of Global Digital ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... , ... The popular television program VOICES IN AMERICA, hosted by legendary star ... devoting an entire short segment to the subject of diabetes. Diabetes is a debilitating ... daily basis, but recent advancements in medical science may prove to be a significant ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... An online provider of CPAP ... the purchase of CPAP equipment more affordable by offering shipping at no cost to ... CPAP products and orders of any size. My Cpap Store is located in Las ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... With the goal of furthering music education ... year to the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, IL on May 30th, 2015. Backed ... support music education in the underfunded school districts of Mendon and its neighboring town ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Modified Men’s Underwear Promote More Comfort and Hygiene - Designed by InventHelp Client (LGI-1968) 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 3Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 4Health News:My Cpap Store Now Offering Delivery Special 0 Cost to You 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Interviews Country-Rock Duo Highway Run at the 2015 "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... WARRENVILLE, Ill. , Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO ), is ... the previously announced acquisition of Patterson Medical by ... Medical will retain its name for a transition ... distributor of rehabilitation and sports medicine products.  With ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... The scientific team of a new ... the leading academics in the field of aging Prof. ... life extension for model animals - 10 fold for nematodes) ... age-related diseases, primarily, around the stability and stress resistance of ... as "Stability analysis of a model gene network links aging, ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... England and PITTSBURGH ... MYL ) today announced that its shareholders ... plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) and the ... shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders ... the votes cast at the extraordinary general meeting. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 2Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 3Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9
Cached News: