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 4434 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Depression, anxiety, hopelessness and quality of life in users of cocaine/crack in outpatient treatment.
 

Author(s): Camila Bosse Paiva, Isadora Borne Ferreira, Vera Lúcia Bosa, Joana Corrêa de Magalhães Narvaez

Journal: Trends Psychiatry Psychother. ;39(1):34-42.

 

To identify symptoms of anxiety, depression, and feelings of hopelessness in patients in outpatient treatment for substance dependency and to test for correlations with various aspects of their quality of life.

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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Screening for symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients admitted to a university hospital with acute coronary syndrome.
 

Author(s): Carolina Casanova Meneghetti, Bruno Luiz Guidolin, Paulo Roberto Zimmermann, Ana Sfoggia

Journal: Trends Psychiatry Psychother. ;39(1):12-18.

 

To investigate the prevalence of anxiety and depression in patients admitted for acute coronary syndrome to a university hospital and to examine associations with use of psychotropic drugs.

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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Attention, memory, visuoconstructive, and executive task performance in adolescents with anxiety disorders: a case-control community study.
 

Author(s): Rafaela Behs Jarros, Giovanni Abrahão Salum, Cristiano Tschiedel Belem da Silva, Rudineia Toazza, Natália Becker, Marilyn Agranonik, Jerusa Fumagalli de Salles, Gisele Gus Manfro

Journal: Trends Psychiatry Psychother. ;39(1):5-11.

 

The aim of the present study was to assess children and adolescents with mild and severe anxiety disorders for their performance in attention, verbal episodic memory, working memory, visuoconstructive skills, executive functions, and cognitive global functioning and conduct comparative ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 614 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Guidelines for dementia or Parkinson's disease with depression or anxiety: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Zahra Goodarzi, Bria Mele, Selynne Guo, Heather Hanson, Nathalie Jette, Scott Patten, Tamara Pringsheim, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

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Depression and anxiety remain under-diagnosed and under-treated in those with neurologic diseases such as dementia or Parkinson's Disease (PD). Our objectives were to first, to provide a synthesis of high quality guidelines available for the identification and management of depression ...

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2016

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The effects of regular physical activity on anxiety symptoms in healthy older adults: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Marina D Mochcovitch, Andréa C Deslandes, Raphael C Freire, Rafael F Garcia, Antonio E Nardi

Journal: Rev Bras Psiquiatr. ;38(3):255-61.

 

Anxiety symptoms are common in older adults with or without anxiety disorders. Pharmacological options may be limited for these patients. Alternative treatments, such as physical activity (PA), are often indicated, although few trials have evaluated their efficacy. The aim of this ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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Systematic review of interventions for depression and anxiety in persons with inflammatory bowel disease.
 

Author(s): Kirsten M Fiest, Charles N Bernstein, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff, Carol A Hitchon, Christine A Peschken, Ryan Zarychanski, Ahmed Abou-Setta, Scott B Patten, Jitender Sareen, James Bolton, Alexander Singer, Ruth Ann Marrie,

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Depression and anxiety are common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and can affect disease outcomes, including quality of life and success of disease treatment. Successful management of psychiatric comorbidities may improve outcomes, though the effectiveness of existing treatments ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 29 Jun 2016

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Elective Coronary Angiography and Anxiety Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anxiety

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016

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