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 4318 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Knowledge,attitude and anxiety towards pandemic flu a potential bio weapon among health professionals in Indore City.
 

Author(s): Prashant Mishra, Upendra Singh Bhadauria, Pralhad L Dasar, Sandesh N, Sandeep Kumar, Afsheen Lalani, Pubali Sarkar, Astha Chauhan, Shaijal Godha, Shaleen Vyas

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2016 ;70(1):41-5, 125-7.

 

Flu is one of the oldest medical concerns, causing high mortality rates among humans. Swine flu has not only emerged as a fatal disease omong Indian population but has also created havoc among various sections of society.

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2016

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Influence of a Dissection Video Clip on Anxiety, Affect, and Self-Efficacy in Educational Dissection: A Treatment Study.
 

Author(s): Christoph Randler, Eda Demirhan, Peter Wüst-Ackermann, Inga H Desch

Journal: CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016 ;15(1):ar1.

 

In science education, dissections of animals are an integral part of teaching, but they often evoke negative emotions. We aimed at reducing negative emotions (anxiety, negative affect [NA]) and increasing positive affect (PA) and self-efficacy by an experimental intervention using ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2016

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Headache, depression and anxiety: associations in the Eurolight project.
 

Author(s): Christian Lampl, Hallie Thomas, Cristina Tassorelli, Zaza Katsarava, Jose Miguel Laínez, Michel Lantéri-Minet, Daiva Rastenyte, Elena Ruiz de la Torre, Lars Jacob Stovner, Colette Andrée, Timothy J Steiner

Journal: J Headache Pain. 2016 ;17():59.

 

Headache disorders and psychiatric disorders are both common, while evidence, mostly pertaining to migraine, suggests they are comorbid more often than might be expected by chance. There are good reasons for establishing whether they are: symptoms of comorbid illnesses may summate ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2016

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 594 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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Constituents of Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) as Potential Candidates for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Schizophrenia.
 

Author(s): Nikolaos Pitsikas

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Anxiety disorders and schizophrenia are common public health issues. The dried stigma of the plant Crocus sativus L., (C. sativus) commonly known as saffron are used in folk medicine for various purposes. Several lines of evidence suggest that C. sativus, crocins and safranal are ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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Gender Differences in the Neurobiology of Anxiety: Focus on Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis.
 

Author(s): Alessandra Aparecida Marques, Mário Cesar do Nascimento Bevilaqua, Alberto Morais Pinto da Fonseca, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Sandrine Thuret, Gisele Pereira Dias

Journal: Neural Plast.. 2016 ;2016():5026713.

 

Although the literature reports a higher incidence of anxiety disorders in women, the majority of basic research has focused on male rodents, thus resulting in a lack of knowledge on the neurobiology of anxiety in females. Bridging this gap is crucial for the design of effective translational ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 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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