Anxiety

Common Name(s)

Anxiety

Human personality is shaped by genetic and environmental factors, and evidence suggests that the genetic component is highly complex, polygenic, and epistatic. Genetic factors are thought to contribute to 40 to 60% of trait variance. Molecular genetics has tried to identify specific genes for quantitative traits, called quantitative trait loci (QTLs). The QTL concept suggests that complex personality traits or dimensions are not attributable to single genes, but to multiple interacting genes ({15:Reif and Lesch, 2003)}. {2:Fullerton et al. (2003)} stated that psychologists were in agreement that the wide variation in human personalities can be explained by a small number of personality factors, including neuroticism (a measure of emotional stability), which manifests at one extreme as anxiety, depression, moodiness, low self-esteem, and diffidence. They cited a number of studies that had described a relationship between high scores on measures of neuroticism and major depressive disorder. They also noted that theoretical studies had suggested that large samples of randomly ascertained sibs could be used to ascertain phenotypically extreme individuals and thereby increase power to detect genetic linkage in complex traits. See also panic disorder (PAND1; {167870}), which is a subtype of anxiety disorder.
 

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Anxiety" for support, advocacy or research.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

http://www.adaa.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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General Resources

The 504 Plan for Selective Mutism: A Social Anxiety Disorder

Preschool - grade 12 school based accommodation plan

Updated 26 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Anxiety" returned 2885 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Depression and anxiety symptoms post-stroke/TIA: prevalence and associations in cross-sectional data from a regional stroke registry.
 

Author(s): Niall M Broomfield, Terence J Quinn, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Matthew R Walters, Jonathan J Evans

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Mood disorders are commonly seen in those with cerebrovascular disease. Literature to-date has tended to focus on depression and on patients with stroke, with relatively little known about post-stroke anxiety or mood disorder in those with transient ischaemic attack (TIA). We aimed ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2014

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Effects of rehabilitation services on anxiety, depression, care-giving burden and perceived social support of stroke caregivers.
 

Author(s): Ali Yavuz Karahan, Sami Kucuksen, Halim Yilmaz, Ali Salli, Tayfun Gungor, Muhammed Sahin

Journal: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2014 ;57(2):68-72.

 

Few data are available on the specific care giving-related problems of stroke patient's caregivers and factors that influence the burden of these caregivers.

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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Does anxiety predict the use of urgent care by people with long term conditions? A systematic review with meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Claire Blakeley, Amy Blakemore, Cheryl Hunter, Else Guthrie, Barbara Tomenson, Chris Dickens

Journal: J Psychosom Res. 2014 Sep;77(3):232-9.

 

The role of anxiety in the use of urgent care in people with long term conditions is not fully understood. A systematic review was conducted with meta-analysis to examine the relationship between anxiety and future use of urgent healthcare among individuals with one of four long term ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 340 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
 

Author(s): Martin A Katzman, Pierre Bleau, Pierre Blier, Pratap Chokka, Kevin Kjernisted, Michael Van Ameringen, , Martin M Antony, St├ęphane Bouchard, Alain Brunet, Martine Flament, Sophie Grigoriadis, Sandra Mendlowitz, Kieron O'Connor, Kiran Rabheru, Peggy M A Richter, Melisa Robichaud, John R Walker

Journal: BMC Psychiatry. 2014 ;14 Suppl 1():S1.

 

Anxiety and related disorders are among the most common mental disorders, with lifetime prevalence reportedly as high as 31%. Unfortunately, anxiety disorders are under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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The expanding cognitive-behavioural therapy treatment umbrella for the anxiety disorders: disorder-specific and transdiagnostic approaches.
 

Author(s): Neil A Rector, Vincent Man, Bethany Lerman

Journal: Can J Psychiatry. 2014 Jun;59(6):301-9.

 

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment for anxiety disorders. CBT treatments are based on disorder-specific protocols that have been developed to target individual anxiety disorders, despite that anxiety disorders frequently co-occur and are comorbid ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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Resting-state neuroimaging studies: a new way of identifying differences and similarities among the anxiety disorders?
 

Author(s): Andrew Peterson, Janine Thome, Paul Frewen, Ruth A Lanius

Journal: Can J Psychiatry. 2014 Jun;59(6):294-300.

 

This review examines recent functional neuroimaging research of resting-state regional connectivity between brain regions in anxiety disorders. Studies compiled in the PubMed- National Center for Biotechnology Information database targeting resting-state functional connectivity in ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Brief Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety in Young Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obsessive-compulsive Disorder; Social Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Specific Phobia; Separation Anxiety Disorder; Selective Mutism; Anxiety Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Last Updated: 14 Sep 2012

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Brain Markers of Anxiety Disorders and SSRI/CBT Treatment in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Social Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Separation Anxiety Disorder

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2011

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