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Prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder much higher among older adults with COPD

Prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder much higher among older adults with COPD

The prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for adults aged 50 and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much higher compared to older adults without COPD (5.8% vs 1.7%), according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. [More]
Study explores role of genetic and environmental factors in development of social anxiety

Study explores role of genetic and environmental factors in development of social anxiety

Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a major study into social anxiety and avoidant personality disorders from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. [More]
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation benefits active-duty service members

Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation benefits active-duty service members

Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better control of their often-debilitating symptoms, researchers report in the journal Military Medicine. [More]
Women who earn less than male counterparts more likely to experience depression, anxiety

Women who earn less than male counterparts more likely to experience depression, anxiety

The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and years of experience, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. [More]
USC-led study finds link between anxiety and dementia

USC-led study finds link between anxiety and dementia

People who experienced high anxiety any time in their lives had a 48 percent higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who had not, according to a new study led by USC researchers. [More]
Teens with moderate mental health problems vape e-cigarettes

Teens with moderate mental health problems vape e-cigarettes

Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a new USC study has found. [More]
Bionomics plans to launch BNC210 Phase 2 trial for treatment of PTSD

Bionomics plans to launch BNC210 Phase 2 trial for treatment of PTSD

Australian drug development company Bionomics Limited will launch a key Phase 2 trial of its novel anxiety drug BNC210 as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), following a US$12 million private placement to US institutional investors. [More]
Drug prevents onset of cognitive and cellular effects in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

Drug prevents onset of cognitive and cellular effects in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

In a novel animal study design that mimicked human clinical trials, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that long-term treatment using a small molecule drug that reduces activity of the brain's stress circuitry significantly reduces Alzheimer's disease (AD) neuropathology and prevents onset of cognitive impairment in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition. [More]
General psychiatric support warranted in MS patients

General psychiatric support warranted in MS patients

Multiple sclerosis has a nonspecific effect on psychiatric morbidity, increasing the risk of all psychiatric disorders, shows a large population-based study. [More]
New study lays out a case for recognizing nonsuicidal self-injury disorder

New study lays out a case for recognizing nonsuicidal self-injury disorder

Self-injury so often occurs in private, an important reason why solid statistics are hard to come by. But researchers estimate between 10 and 40 percent of adolescents, and up to 10 percent of adults, harm themselves physically - usually by cutting or burning their skin. [More]
Bionomics, Merck extend collaboration to develop drug candidates for treatment of chronic and neuropathic pain

Bionomics, Merck extend collaboration to develop drug candidates for treatment of chronic and neuropathic pain

Bionomics Limited, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and cancer, today announced that it has extended its strategic collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth NJ., (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) for the discovery and development of drug candidates for the treatment of chronic and neuropathic pain. [More]
Young people in NEET situations vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems

Young people in NEET situations vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems

Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London, Duke University and the University of California. [More]
Bionomics’ BNC210 Phase 1 trial for anxiety and depression meets primary endpoint

Bionomics’ BNC210 Phase 1 trial for anxiety and depression meets primary endpoint

Bionomics Limited, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and cancer, today reported positive data from the completed Phase 1 multiple ascending dose, placebo controlled clinical trial of BNC210, an orally administered negative allosteric modulator of the alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha-7 receptor) being developed for the treatment of anxiety and depression. [More]
Poor mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts common among child trafficking survivors

Poor mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts common among child trafficking survivors

Poor mental health, self-harm and suicide attempts are common among children and adolescents who have been trafficked for forced labour or sexual exploitation, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. [More]
Bionomics submission of BNC101 IND for cancer treatment passes FDA review

Bionomics submission of BNC101 IND for cancer treatment passes FDA review

Bionomics Limited, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and cancer, today announced that its BNC101 IND submission has passed review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [More]
People with IBD experience higher anxiety risk compared to peers without IBD

People with IBD experience higher anxiety risk compared to peers without IBD

People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD, according to a new study published by University of Toronto researchers. [More]
SUNY Downstate Medical Center researchers identify ALPIM syndrome as new spectrum disorder

SUNY Downstate Medical Center researchers identify ALPIM syndrome as new spectrum disorder

The relationship between mental and physical health is well established. But when mental and physical illnesses co-occur, patients' accounts of physical illness are sometimes arbitrarily discredited or dismissed by physicians. [More]
Comorbid anxiety ‘a crucial target’ for treatment in bipolar disorder

Comorbid anxiety ‘a crucial target’ for treatment in bipolar disorder

Almost half of patients with bipolar disorder will have comorbid anxiety disorder in their lifetime, show the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis. [More]
MIT researchers find neural circuit that appears to cause decision-making in approach-avoidance conflict

MIT researchers find neural circuit that appears to cause decision-making in approach-avoidance conflict

Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a higher-paying job in a city far from family and friends, versus choosing to stay put with less pay. [More]
UMD study examines link between mental health and the Great Recession

UMD study examines link between mental health and the Great Recession

Men and women in the U.S. had lower odds of depression diagnoses and better mental health during the Great Recession of 2007-09 compared to pre-recession according to a University of Maryland study published in the journal PLOS ONE. [More]
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