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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Anxiety" returned 5395 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Electro-acupuncture improves psychiatric symptoms, anxiety and depression in methamphetamine addicts during abstinence: A randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Liang Zeng, Ying Tao, Wenguang Hou, Lei Zong, Lei Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11905.

 

It aimed to observe the effect of electro-acupuncture on the improvement of psychiatric symptoms, as well as anxiety and depression in methamphetamine (MA) addicts during abstinence using randomized controlled trials.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Zika Virus infection and microcephaly: anxiety burden for women.
 

Author(s): Ikenna Desmond Ebuenyi, Soumitra Sudip Bhuyan, Luchuo Engelbert Bain

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The re-emergence of Zika virus in Brazil and other contiguous countries is a source of anxiety for pregnant women on account of its association with microcephaly. Adverse pregnancy outcome has huge mental health implications. It is essential for health providers to incorporate psychosocial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS WITH CROHN'S DISEASE.
 

Author(s): Esmirrá Isabella Tomazoni, Dalila Moter Benvegnú

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;55(2):148-153.

 

Crohn's disease is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease. It is classified as an inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease can change patient quality of life, especially during flares. Crohn's disease has been associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression, because the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Anxiety" returned 751 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Efficacy and tolerability of fluvoxamine in adults with social anxiety disorder: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xue Liu, Xinyuan Li, Congxiao Zhang, Mingze Sun, Ziqian Sun, Yanan Xu, Xiujuan Tian

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11547.

 

No meta-analysis for estimating the comprehensive efficacy and tolerability of fluvoxamine in patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) has been published.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparing the efficacy of benzodiazepines and serotonergic anti-depressants for adults with generalized anxiety disorder: a meta-analytic review.
 

Author(s): Angelina F Gomez, Abigail L Barthel, Stefan G Hofmann

Journal: Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018 Jun;19(8):883-894.

 

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common form of anxiety disorder. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and benzodiazepines (BZs) are the most commonly prescribed medications for GAD, but little is known about ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Assessment of anxiety in older adults: a review of self-report measures.
 

Author(s): Michela Balsamo, Fedele Cataldi, Leonardo Carlucci, Beth Fairfield

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With increasing numbers of older adults in the general population, anxiety will become a widespread problem in late life and one of the major causes of health care access contributing to high societal and individual costs. Unfortunately, the detection of anxiety disorders in late ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 23 Mar 2018

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School-based Interventions for Test Anxiety in Adolescents
 

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Condition Summary: Anxiety

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2018

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Last Updated: 13 Apr 2018

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