Tag: "anxiety" at medical news
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...erienced impaired psychomotor functions and severe anxiety
typical of cannabis-induced psychosis. When smoki...olleagues found that both subjects reported severe anxiety
and impaired psychomotor functions. Other effects included transient symptoms of derealisation and d...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...e them to be physically active without the natural anxiety
that occurs with dyspnea." For the other patients,...at was not doing them any good and eliminating the anxiety
that is often associated with shortness of breath," Weinberger said. Weinberger noted that the tread...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...et, cardiovascular disturbance, sleep disturbance, anxiety
and agitation. EEG readings were obtained at visits throughout the study. Changes in prefrontal brain function observed before start of medication signaled a greater number of adverse effects during antidepressant treatment....
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...otional appeal to evoke feelings of fear, hope, or anxiety
about a health risk. The researchers also found that several of the advertisements promoted tests or services whose health benefits are unclear, such as full body CT scans, and all but one of the ads for specific services neglected to note the potent...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...s who saw a classmate picked on reported increased anxiety
and disliked school more. When students both experienced and observed bullying, witnessing others being harassed shielded the youth from feeling humiliated or angry, Nishina and Juvonen found. "When kids pay attention to their environment, witnessing...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
..., lack of exercise, work stress, social isolation, anxiety
and depression. The review notes that "physical exertion has an apparently paradoxic association with triggering" severe chest pain, heart attack or sudden death. Physically fit people enjoy a reduced risk of heart attacks, while inactive cardiac pat...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
... of the review, says that "given the prevalence of anxiety
and depression reported in HIV infection, it is no...ould pay more attention to diagnosing and treating anxiety
and depression in people with HIV as a way to prevent insomnia, "given that psychiatric disorders ar...
Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk
...uicidal thoughts and attempts, as well as to gauge anxiety
and depression. They also set out to learn how these outcomes differed based on women's HIV and abuse experiences. The women were all living in low-income, urban neighborhoods in Baltimore, Md. Of the 611 women interviewed, 31 percent reported having...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
...d of the adults in the UK with depression or mixed anxiety
depression. Despite some limitations, this analysis highlights the scale of resources expended in this area. The results indicate that development of psychological therapies is a feasible alternative to antidepressants, say the authors. There is a cl...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
...e the risk), anxiolytic (medication used to reduce anxiety
or agitation) drug use (1.8 times increased risk), and depression (1.3 times increased risk). The odds of potentially inappropriate medication use significantly increased with the number of associated factors. Individuals aged 85 years or older and t...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...edicate with alcohol if suffering from symptoms of anxiety
or depression. "We need to know also whether binge drinking will contribute to anxiety
and depression and if the effects of binge drinking and mood add together to impair cognitive perfor...
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
... Respondents also named lack of dental insurance, anxiety
about going to the dentist and not having transpor...r effect. However, as age increased, the impact of anxiety
decreased and eventually disappeared, while the importance of transportation/weather increased. Tra...
Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial
...her less or more concerned. Despite the increased anxiety
experienced by some participants, 90 (96%) of the 94 respondents were glad to have been offered the results, and 83 (88%) would want to be informed of overall results if they were to participate in other studies. 81 (95%) of the 85 respondents who le...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
... choices in such areas as diet and smoking." While anxiety
is often present with depression, previous studies...of the journal Circulation, Jiang found that while anxiety
and depression are highly correlated in heart failure patients, depression alone predicts a signific...
Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder
...c disorder is one of the most disabling and costly anxiety
disorders and is commonly treated in primary care ...ic attacks in the past month, minimal anticipatory anxiety
about panic and a low score on a measure of agoraphobia [fear of going out], was significantly highe...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
...for two decades in an attempt to better understand anxiety
and depression in humans. However, since a cry for help also signals vulnerability - and, in the animal world, may attract the attention of predators - safety may depend on being careful about when to call out for help. The UW researchers wanted to k...
Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains
...he amygdala - which has been implicated in certain anxiety
and mood disorders - plays a role in autism, but the study directly supports that idea for the first time. An increasingly publicized developmental disability, autism greatly weakens the capacity to socialize and communicate normally. The tendency to...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
...ression. The researchers also found a link between anxiety
and ventricular tachycardia. Based on the results ... scores from commonly used tests of depression and anxiety
were associated with the frequency of ventricular tachycardia suggests that depression, anxiety
Mood elevating hormone may trigger depression and heart problems
...e brain may be responsible for causing depression, anxiety
and cardiovascular disorders, according to a Yale study in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics. The genetic variant that causes this malfunction is nearly 15 times as prevalent in African-Americans as Caucasians and might explain why African-Americans have...
Fewer false alarms when mammographers have greater experience screening healthy breasts
...rpreting the images and subject fewer women to the anxiety
of false positives for cancer, when compared to physicians with less experience or those who don't have the same focus, according to a new study. The research was led by a UCSF team and is published in the March 2 issue of the Journal of the Nationa...
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