Tag: "anxiety" at medical news
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...sychosocial factors such as depression, stress and anxiety
place heart patients at a much greater risk of suffering future cardiac events or dying, few have looked at the effects of modifying psychosocial factors," said Duke medical psychologist James Blumenthal, Ph.D., lead author of a study appearing in th...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...ch as morphine, nor did it include patients taking anxiety
drugs that also aid sleeping ability. Sleep-aiding medications, Chervin and Avidan note, are only one way to deal with persistent insomnia, and in fact are not the first tactic most patients should try. Behavioral therapy, whether one-on-one or in gr...
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
... depression, and about one in 25 has a generalised anxiety
disorder. The data also suggests that approximately 50,000 of the 500,000 current refugees living in the USA have post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the authors note that despite focusing on the larger and more rigorous surveys available there ...
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
...has proven effective in treating a wide variety of anxiety
disorders (including chronic PTSD) and we hope that it will be effective against acute PTSD related to combat. We also hope that this type of therapy, with its videogame-like qualities, will resonate well with the current generation of warfighters." ...
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...d that people who score in the upper 25 percent in anxiety
level on a personality test have a moderately incr...lanation for that link. It remains unclear whether anxiety
and pessimism are risk factors for Parkinson's disease, or linked to Parkinson's disease via common ...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
...sea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, and anxiety
were more frequent in the rimonabant 20mg group than in other groups. Serious adverse events did not occur more frequently in patients treated with the drug than in those on placebo. Professor Van Gaal concludes: "In this study, treatment with rimona...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
...ore -- for individuals who score very high on both anxiety
and pessimism scales. "There appears to be a dose... individuals that suggested pessimism, depression, anxiety
and social introversion could be risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Geda and colleagues condu...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
..., Ct-Arsenault is the first to develop a pregnancy anxiety
scale that can be used to determine if a woman in ...ost are emotionally guarded. Many experience high anxiety
and stress. There is a loss of innocence and a sense of skepticism." Studies by other researc...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...one's critical illness, as well as a major load of anxiety
and depression. The missed opportunities to communicate fell into three categories: opportunities to listen and respond to the family; to acknowledge and address emotions; and to pursue key principles of medical ethics and palliative care, including ...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...cting anesthetics and muscle relaxants to decrease anxiety
and protect them from injury during muscle contrac...s tremor, slurred speech, inability to keep still, anxiety
and paranoia. Some data indicated that these side effects were less severe with ECT than with antips...
Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen
...ions that should change the way people think about anxiety
disorders. The researchers Michael Rogan and Nob...ts that probably malfunctions in some people with anxiety
disorders," says the study's first author, Michael Rogan, Ph.D., of Columbia's Center for Neurobiolo...
Genetic screening for iron blood disorder feasible in the workplace
...sed they had the test and there was no increase in anxiety
in the individuals who had two copies of the gene. All individuals who had the gene mutation and sought insurance had their policies underwritten at normal standard rates. This was due to an agreement the authors achieved with the Australian insuranc...
Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern
...y of an investigational medication for generalized anxiety
disorder (GAD), a type of mental illness character...pending most of their time worrying. "Generalized anxiety
disorder is when people worry about the small things daily activities that shouldn't cause that muc...
UK politicians failing to address low morale among doctors
...ual respect. Respect by the doctor for a patient's anxiety
and care preferences. And respect by the patient for a doctor's skill and professional expertise. "What UK medicine needs is a new and stronger political voice, one that is more concerned with augmenting professional standards than with protecting pr...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...ut with our patients, we see a heightened level of anxiety
about the potential loss of vision because the pit... ask good questions and the forum helps lessen the anxiety
Response of New York City public school children to September 11
...ss disorder (PTSD) symptoms as well as symptoms of anxiety
and depression. Christina W. Hoven, Dr.P.H., of t...ut escaping unharmed. One or more of six probable anxiety
or depressive disorders were identified in 28.6 percent of the 8,236 children assessed, the research...
Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
... studies) to focus on children with OCD. OCD is an anxiety
disorder that affects about 1 percent of children and adolescents, and 2 to 3 percent of adults. Just like adults with OCD, children with OCD are plagued with persistent, distressing and illogical fears. These obsessions, such as fear of dirt or ger...
Changes in brain receptors linked to seizures and anxiety during the menstrual cycle
...in certain brain receptors can affect seizures and anxiety
during the menstrual cycle--findings that could le... catamenial epilepsy and may lead to the increased anxiety
women experience during PMDD, according to the researchers who also filed a patent for the potential...
St. John's Wort only minimally effective in relieving major depression, review confirms
...obtained only by prescription and is used to treat anxiety
and sleep disorders as well as depression. St. John's Wort has been subject to more trials in Europe, especially in German-speaking countries, than in the United States. However, because it is prescribed for a number of disorders other than depressio...
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
...Raza. "Calling a patient back is the cause of much anxiety
for the patient, as well as cost to the patient in possible time away from work, child care and general hassle. It also incurs all the monetary costs of an additional examination and perhaps even an ultrasound examination. Decreasing call backs may l...
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