Anxiety

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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: 24 Jun 2015

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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: 24 Jun 2015

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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

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 4151 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Panic Anxiety in Humans with Bilateral Amygdala Lesions: Pharmacological Induction via Cardiorespiratory Interoceptive Pathways.
 

Author(s): Sahib S Khalsa, Justin S Feinstein, Wei Li, Jamie D Feusner, Ralph Adolphs, Rene Hurlemann

Journal: J. Neurosci.. 2016 Mar;36(12):3559-66.

 

We previously demonstrated that carbon dioxide inhalation could induce panic anxiety in a group of rare lesion patients with focal bilateral amygdala damage. To further elucidate the amygdala-independent mechanisms leading to aversive emotional experiences, we retested two of these ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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The Effects of Aroma Foot Massage on Blood Pressure and Anxiety in Japanese Community-Dwelling Men and Women: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial.
 

Author(s): Eri Eguchi, Narumi Funakubo, Kiyohide Tomooka, Tetsuya Ohira, Keiki Ogino, Takeshi Tanigawa

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aroma foot massage on blood pressure, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (QOL) in Japanese community-dwelling men and women using a crossover randomized controlled trial.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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The effect of depression and anxiety on the performance status of end-stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis.
 

Author(s): Emilda Juidth Ezhil Rajan, Somasundaram Subramanian

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Mar;27(2):331-4.

 

Individuals who are diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergo major changes in lifestyle. The present cross-sectional study was conducted to identify the relationship between patients who undergo hemodialysis (HD) and their performance status, and how it is influenced ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 566 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fall-Related Psychological Concerns and Anxiety among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Marie-Christine Payette, Claude Bélanger, Vanessa Léveillé, Sébastien Grenier

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Fear of falling and other fall-related psychological concerns (FRPCs), such as falls-efficacy and balance confidence, are highly prevalent among community-dwelling older adults. Anxiety and FRPCs have frequently, but inconsistently, been found to be associated in the literature. The ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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Remediating Math Anxiety through Cognitive Training: Potential Roles for Math Ability and Social Context.
 

Author(s): H Moriah Sokolowski, Elizabeth A Necka

Journal: J. Neurosci.. 2016 Feb;36(5):1439-41.

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Identifying the women at risk of antenatal anxiety and depression: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Alessandra Biaggi, Susan Conroy, Susan Pawlby, Carmine M Pariante

Journal: J Affect Disord. 2016 Feb;191():62-77.

 

Pregnancy is a time of increased vulnerability for the development of anxiety and depression. This systematic review aims to identify the main risk factors involved in the onset of antenatal anxiety and depression.

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Dimensional Brain Behavior Predictors of CBT Outcomes in Pediatric Anxiety
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anxiety Disorders; Social Anxiety Disorder; Social Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Separation Anxiety Disorder; Specific Phobia; Phobia; Agoraphobia; Panic Disorder; Panic Attack; Anxiety

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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Last Updated: 14 Sep 2012

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Psychotherapy for Anxiety in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Autism; Asperger's Syndrome; Pervasive Developmental Disability - Not Otherwise Specified; Obsessive-compulsive Disorder; Social Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Specific Phobia; Separation Anxiety Disorder

 

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2016

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