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 4108 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms Predict Sustained Quality of Life Deficits in HIV-Positive Ugandan Adults Despite Antiretroviral Therapy: A Prospective Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Amara E Ezeamama, Makhabele N Woolfork, David Guwatudde, Danstan Bagenda, Yukari C Manabe, Wafaie W Fawzi, Mary C Smith Fawzi

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(9):e2525.

 

The impact of psychosocial status at onset of antiretroviral therapy on changes in quality of life (QOL) and subjectively rated health (SRH) among adults on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in resource-limited settings is poorly understood. Therefore, we evaluate the association ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2016

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Changes in trait brainwave power and coherence, state and trait anxiety after three-month transcendental meditation (TM) practice.
 

Author(s): Helena Tomljenović, Dražen Begić, Zora Maštrović

Journal: Psychiatr Danub. 2016 Mar;28(1):63-72.

 

The amount of studies showing different benefits of practicing meditation is growing. EEG brainwave patterns objectively reflect both the cognitive processes and objects of meditation. This study aimed to examine the effects of transcendental meditation (TM) practice on baseline EEG ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2016

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 556 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Therapy for Reducing Anxiety and Depression in Patients With Cancer: A Meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Mei-Fen Zhang, Yong-Shan Wen, Wei-Yan Liu, Li-Fen Peng, Xiao-Dan Wu, Qian-Wen Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(45):e0897-0.

 

Anxiety and depression are common among patients with cancer, and are often treated with psychological interventions including mindfulness-based therapy.The aim of the study was to perform a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for improving anxiety ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Cognitive behavioral group therapy for anxiety: recent developments.
 

Author(s): Laure Wolgensinger

Journal: Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2015 Sep;17(3):347-51.

 

Anxiety disorders occur frequently, and can have a negative impact on the quality of people's lives. They often begin at an early age and can have some serious consequences. This article is an overview of the recent studies concerning group cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2015

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders: an update on the empirical evidence.
 

Author(s): Antonia N Kaczkurkin, Edna B Foa

Journal: Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2015 Sep;17(3):337-46.

 

A large amount of research has accumulated on the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2015

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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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