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: 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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 3156 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A sample of paediatric residents' loneliness-anxiety-depression-burnout and job satisfaction with probable affecting factors.
 

Author(s): Nazan Karaoglu, Sevgi Pekcan, Yasemin Durduran, Haluk Mergen, Dursun Odabasi, Rahmi Ors

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Feb;65(2):183-91.

 

To assess levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, burnout and job satisfaction among paediatric Residents, and how they influence each other.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Test anxiety levels and related factors: students preparing for university exams.
 

Author(s): Ayse Sonay Kurt, Serap Balci, Dilek Kose

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2014 Nov;64(11):1235-9.

 

To assess test anxiety levels and related factors among students preparing for university exams.

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2015

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The relation between past exposure to fine particulate air pollution and prevalent anxiety: observational cohort study.
 

Author(s): Melinda C Power, Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Jaime E Hart, Olivia I Okereke, Francine Laden, Marc G Weisskopf

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To determine whether higher past exposure to particulate air pollution is associated with prevalent high symptoms of anxiety.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2015

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 360 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Overview of the prevalence, impact, and management of depression and anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Maria Panagioti, Charlotte Scott, Amy Blakemore, Peter A Coventry

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More than one third of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience comorbid symptoms of depression and anxiety. This review aims to provide an overview of the burden of depression and anxiety in those with COPD and to outline the contemporary advances ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014

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Assessing anxiety in nonhuman primates.
 

Author(s): Kristine Coleman, Peter J Pierre

Journal: ILAR J. 2014 ;55(2):333-46.

 

Anxiety can be broadly described as a psychological state in which normally innocuous environmental stimuli trigger negative emotional expectations. Human anxiety disorders are multidimensional and may be organic or acquired, situational or pervasive. The broad ranging nature of the ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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Depression and anxiety in patients with COPD.
 

Author(s): Abebaw M Yohannes, George S Alexopoulos

Journal: Eur Respir Rev. 2014 Sep;23(133):345-9.

 

Under-recognised and untreated depression and anxiety symptoms have deleterious effects on physical functioning and social interaction increasing fatigue and healthcare utilisation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Depression and anxiety are challenging ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2014

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Last Updated: 14 Sep 2012

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Exposure-Focused Family-Based CBT for Youth With ASD and Comorbid Anxiety
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2015

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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: 3 Feb 2015

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