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

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Anxiety" returned 3253 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of Twenty-four Move Shadow Boxing Combined with psychosomatic relaxation on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Type-2 Diabetes.
 

Author(s): Yingying Zheng, Yiyi Zhou, Qiujia Lai

Journal: Psychiatr Danub. 2015 Jun;27(2):174-9.

 

The aim of the current study was to observe the effects of Twenty-four Move Shadow Boxing combined with psychosomatic relaxation on depression and anxiety in patients with Type-2 Diabetes.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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Gout, anxiety, and depression in primary care: a matched retrospective cohort study.
 

Author(s): J A Prior, R Ogollah, S Muller, P Chandratre, E Roddy, C D Mallen

Journal: Scand. J. Rheumatol.. 2015 May;44(3):257-8.

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2015

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The effect of valeric on anxiety severity in women undergoing hysterosalpingography.
 

Author(s): Maryam Gharib, Leila Neisani Samani, Zahra Elahi Panah, Mohsen Naseri, Naser Bahrani, Kiandokht Kiani

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Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is the radiographic evaluation of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, which is generally assumed as a stressful and painful procedure. This study aims to determine effect of oral Valeric capsules on anxiety severity in women under Hysterosalpingography.

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 369 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Attentional bias training in reducing symptoms of anxiety].
 

Author(s): Joanna Kłosowska, Agata Blaut, Borysław Paulewicz

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. ;49(1):57-66.

 

Anxiety is related to attentional bias, i.e. a tendency to pay attention to threatening stimuli. This occurs both in individuals suffering from anxiety disorders, and in healthy individuals with elevated levels of trait anxiety. This article is an analysis of a research paradigm, ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Mood and anxiety disorders as early manifestations of medical illness: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Fiammetta Cosci, Giovanni A Fava, Nicoletta Sonino

Journal: Psychother Psychosom. 2015 ;84(1):22-9.

 

Affective disturbances involving alterations of mood, anxiety and irritability may be early symptoms of medical illnesses. The aim of this paper was to provide a systematic review of the literature with qualitative data synthesis.

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2015

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Brain membrane lipids in major depression and anxiety disorders.
 

Author(s): Christian P Müller, Martin Reichel, Christiane Mühle, Cosima Rhein, Erich Gulbins, Johannes Kornhuber

Journal: Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2015 Aug;1851(8):1052-65.

 

Major depression and anxiety disorders have high prevalence rates and are frequently comorbid. The neurobiological bases for these disorders are not fully understood, and available treatments are not always effective. Current models assume that dysfunctions in neuronal proteins and ...

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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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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