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.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Anxiety" for support, advocacy or research.

Logo
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

View Details
Logo
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

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Anxiety" for support, advocacy or research.

Logo
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

View Details
Logo
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

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

General Resources

The 504 Plan for Selective Mutism: A Social Anxiety Disorder

Preschool - grade 12 school based accommodation plan

Updated 26 Mar 2013

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Anxiety" returned 4894 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The fear of being laughed at as additional diagnostic criterion in social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder?
 

Author(s): Michael M Havranek, Fleur Volkart, Bianca Bolliger, Sophie Roos, Maximilian Buschner, Ramin Mansour, Thomas Chmielewski, Katharina Gaudlitz, Josef Hättenschwiler, Erich Seifritz, Willibald Ruch

Journal:

 

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is the most common anxiety disorder and has considerable negative impact on social functioning, quality of life, and career progression of those affected. Gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at) shares many similarities and has therefore been proposed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
The association of Social Anxiety Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder and reproduction: Results from four nationally representative samples of adults in the USA.
 

Author(s): Beyon Miloyan, Adam Bulley, Ben Brilot, Thomas Suddendorf

Journal:

 

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) are highly prevalent and frequently co-occur. The results of population studies suggest that SAD tends to precede AUD, and the results of laboratory studies suggest that alcohol use facilitates social behaviors in socially ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Psychometric properties of the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) and its relationship with life-stress, anxiety and depression in a Hispanic Latin-American community sample.
 

Author(s): Roxanna Morote, Odin Hjemdal, Patricia Martinez Uribe, Jozef Corveleyn

Journal:

 

Resilience is a multi-dimensional construct associated with health and well-being. At present, we do not yet have a valid, scientific instrument that is designed to evaluate adult resilience in Spanish-speaking countries and that accounts for family, social and individual components. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Anxiety" returned 666 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review of the effectiveness of self-management interventions in people with multiple sclerosis at improving depression, anxiety and quality of life.
 

Author(s): Tara Kidd, Nicola Carey, Freda Mold, Sue Westwood, Maria Miklaucich, Emmanouela Konstantara, Annette Sterr, Debbie Cooke

Journal:

 

Self-management interventions have become increasingly popular in the management of long-term health conditions; however, little is known about their impact on psychological well-being in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Risk of relapse after antidepressant discontinuation in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of relapse prevention trials.
 

Author(s): Neeltje M Batelaan, Renske C Bosman, Anna Muntingh, Willemijn D Scholten, Klaas M Huijbregts, Anton J L M van Balkom

Journal:

 

Objectives To examine the risk of relapse and time to relapse after discontinuation of antidepressants in patients with anxiety disorder who responded to antidepressants, and to explore whether relapse risk is related to type of anxiety disorder, type of antidepressant, mode of discontinuation, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Factors related to the association of social anxiety disorder and alcohol use among adolescents: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Elisabeth Lima Dias da Cruz, Priscila Diniz de Carvalho Martins, Paula Rejane Beserra Diniz

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;93(5):442-451.

 

To identify the risk factors related to the association between social anxiety disorder and alcohol use in adolescents.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2017

Go to URL
Elective Coronary Angiography and Anxiety Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anxiety

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2016

Go to URL

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2017

Go to URL