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Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
Sudden loss of loved one can trigger psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness

Sudden loss of loved one can trigger psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness

The sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at Columbia's School of Social Work and Harvard Medical School. [More]
Bipolar remission influenced by anxiety and OCD

Bipolar remission influenced by anxiety and OCD

Anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder may reduce the likelihood of achieving remission for patients with bipolar disorder, study findings indicate. [More]
Unexpected death may trigger mania in loved ones

Unexpected death may trigger mania in loved ones

The unexpected loss of a loved one can trigger a range of psychiatric disorders, including mania, in patients with no history of mental illness, a study shows. [More]
Depression, anxiety common among bipolar disorder patients in primary care

Depression, anxiety common among bipolar disorder patients in primary care

Rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms are high among patients with bipolar disorder who are treated in primary care, show the results of a US study of patients in this setting. [More]
Elsevier launches Open Access, online-only journal Internet Interventions

Elsevier launches Open Access, online-only journal Internet Interventions

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Access, online-only journal Internet Interventions. [More]
Study: Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before military enlistment

Study: Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before military enlistment

The findings, published as three papers in JAMA Psychiatry, show that soldiers who join the military come in with much higher rates of mental illness than the general public. [More]
First Edition: March 4, 2014

First Edition: March 4, 2014

Today's headlines include highlights and themes from President Barack Obama's 2015 budget to be released today. [More]
Study finds discrepancies in prevalence estimates of mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults

Study finds discrepancies in prevalence estimates of mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults

Common methods of assessing mental or physical disorders may consistently underestimate the prevalence of mental disorders among middle-aged and older adults, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. [More]
Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Matt G. Kushner, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) has earned the latest Dan Anderson Research Award for his study examining the effectiveness of a hybrid cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence. [More]
Researchers identify gene responsible for malfunctions in fear-related memory system

Researchers identify gene responsible for malfunctions in fear-related memory system

A study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience points, for the first time, to the gene trkC as a factor in susceptibility to the disease. The researchers define the specific mechanism for the formation of fear memories which will help in the development of new pharmacological and cognitive treatments. [More]
Study reveals that parental panic disorder affects children

Study reveals that parental panic disorder affects children

Children of parents with anxiety disorders are more likely to develop anxiety disorders than children of normal controls . This familial aggregation is due to genetic and environmental influences, whereas it can be assumed that shared environmental influences have the greatest effects during childhood, decreasing with age. [More]
BUSM researchers identify promising biological predictor of PTSD diagnosis

BUSM researchers identify promising biological predictor of PTSD diagnosis

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and several other institutions including the National Center for PSTD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Suffolk University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, have determined that psychophysiologic reactivity to trauma-related, script-driven imagery procedures is a promising biological predictor of a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis. [More]
Publication provides update on the origins and causes of anxiety disorders

Publication provides update on the origins and causes of anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are not uncommon and are often 'comorbid' with other forms of mental disorders. This publication provides an update on the origins and the causes of anxiety disorders and their related symptoms. [More]
Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need

Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need

Comorbid anxiety may flag those patients with bipolar depression who are in particular need of intensive psychotherapy, suggest findings from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder. [More]
Study: One in three teens with bipolar disorder develop substance abuse

Study: One in three teens with bipolar disorder develop substance abuse

A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. [More]
Brisdelle receives FDA approval to treat hot flashes associated with menopause

Brisdelle receives FDA approval to treat hot flashes associated with menopause

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Brisdelle (paroxetine) to treat moderate to severe hot flashes (vasomotor symptoms) associated with menopause. Brisdelle, which contains the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine mesylate, is currently the only non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes approved by the FDA. [More]

Study examines effectiveness of VRET on agoraphobia, panic disorder

A number of studies have demonstrated the efficacy of virtual reality exposure therapy in specific phobias, but research in 
seriously impaired patients with agoraphobia is lacking. [More]
Alarming report on persistent side effects of antidepressant drugs published online

Alarming report on persistent side effects of antidepressant drugs published online

An alarming report from patient online websites on persistent side effects of antidepressant drugs has been published in one of the last issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by investigators from the University of Bologna and North America. [More]
Selective activation of the dentate gyrus can reduce anxiety without affecting learning

Selective activation of the dentate gyrus can reduce anxiety without affecting learning

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found the first evidence that selective activation of the dentate gyrus, a portion of the hippocampus, can reduce anxiety without affecting learning. [More]

Exposure to bullying during childhood increases risk of psychiatric disorders in adulthood

A new study shows that children who are exposed to bullying during childhood are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators. [More]