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: 15 Feb 2013

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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: 15 Feb 2013

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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Anxiety" returned 2936 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Report on maternal anxiety 16 months after the great East Japan earthquake disaster: anxiety over radioactivity.
 

Author(s): Hatsumi Yoshii, Hidemitsu Saito, Saya Kikuchi, Takashi Ueno, Kineko Sato

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The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011. The tsunami caused extensive damage to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a level 7 nuclear accident. Among those affected by this combined disaster were many pregnant and parturient women. Sixteen months ...

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2014

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Depression and anxiety symptoms post-stroke/TIA: prevalence and associations in cross-sectional data from a regional stroke registry.
 

Author(s): Niall M Broomfield, Terence J Quinn, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Matthew R Walters, Jonathan J Evans

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Mood disorders are commonly seen in those with cerebrovascular disease. Literature to-date has tended to focus on depression and on patients with stroke, with relatively little known about post-stroke anxiety or mood disorder in those with transient ischaemic attack (TIA). We aimed ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2014

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Effects of rehabilitation services on anxiety, depression, care-giving burden and perceived social support of stroke caregivers.
 

Author(s): Ali Yavuz Karahan, Sami Kucuksen, Halim Yilmaz, Ali Salli, Tayfun Gungor, Muhammed Sahin

Journal: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2014 ;57(2):68-72.

 

Few data are available on the specific care giving-related problems of stroke patient's caregivers and factors that influence the burden of these caregivers.

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 344 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
 

Author(s): Martin A Katzman, Pierre Bleau, Pierre Blier, Pratap Chokka, Kevin Kjernisted, Michael Van Ameringen, , Martin M Antony, Stéphane Bouchard, Alain Brunet, Martine Flament, Sophie Grigoriadis, Sandra Mendlowitz, Kieron O'Connor, Kiran Rabheru, Peggy M A Richter, Melisa Robichaud, John R Walker

Journal: BMC Psychiatry. 2014 ;14 Suppl 1():S1.

 

Anxiety and related disorders are among the most common mental disorders, with lifetime prevalence reportedly as high as 31%. Unfortunately, anxiety disorders are under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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Effectiveness of internet-based interventions for children, youth, and young adults with anxiety and/or depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xibiao Ye, Sunita Bayyavarapu Bapuji, Shannon Elizabeth Winters, Ashley Struthers, Melissa Raynard, Colleen Metge, Sara Adi Kreindler, Catherine Joan Charette, Jacqueline Angela Lemaire, Margaret Synyshyn, Karen Sutherland

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The majority of internet-based anxiety and depression intervention studies have targeted adults. An increasing number of studies of children, youth, and young adults have been conducted, but the evidence on effectiveness has not been synthesized. The objective of this research is ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Incentives and disincentives for the treatment of depression and anxiety: a scoping review.
 

Author(s): Rachelle Ashcroft, Jose Silveira, Brian Rush, Kwame Mckenzie

Journal: Can J Psychiatry. 2014 Jul;59(7):385-92.

 

There is widespread support for primary care to help address growing mental health care demands. Incentives and disincentives are widely used in the design of health care systems to help steer toward desired goals. The absence of a conceptual model to help understand the range of ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Brief Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety in Young Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obsessive-compulsive Disorder; Social Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Specific Phobia; Separation Anxiety Disorder; Selective Mutism; Anxiety Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Last Updated: 14 Sep 2012

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Brain Markers of Anxiety Disorders and SSRI/CBT Treatment in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Social Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Separation Anxiety Disorder

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2011

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