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Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 20 million adults in the United States. These disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects approximately 3.3 million adults in the United States, causing patients to experience obsessive thoughts and perform repetitive rituals (e.g. checking, hoarding, hand washing) that interfere with normal life. The obsessive thoughts and compulsions are often irrational and cause significant stress and anxiety, leading to isolation of the individual from work or society, or impaired productivity. Individuals with OCD often recognize their behaviors as excessive or unreasonable. OCD is a chronic condition that usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood. Although patients can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy and conventional antidepressant or antianxiety drugs, approximately 20% of patients achieve full remission. Secretin may provide an alternative for patients who are refractory to other drug therapies.
U.S. FDA study shows Canadian drugs to be more expensive

U.S. FDA study shows Canadian drugs to be more expensive

Current information on the use of antidepressants in pediatric patients

Current information on the use of antidepressants in pediatric patients

Scientists have turned procrastinating primates into workaholics by temporarily suppressing a gene in a brain circuit involved in reward learning

Scientists have turned procrastinating primates into workaholics by temporarily suppressing a gene in a brain circuit involved in reward learning

Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders

Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

Antidepressant drugs prescription to children and adolescents increased 300% in the nineties

More evidence needed to link symptoms like tics or behavioral problems to a strep infection

More evidence needed to link symptoms like tics or behavioral problems to a strep infection

Yohimbe Tree Bark Hold Promise for Revolutionizing Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Yohimbe Tree Bark Hold Promise for Revolutionizing Treatment of Anxiety Disorders