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anxiety disorder

  • n  a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
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  • Mice Study Suggests One Intriguing Method to Block OCD
    MIT neuroscientists have discovered a method to block a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior in mice. Researchers believe the knowledge could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s syndrome. OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness and by repetitive behaviors. About 1 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Psych Central
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment: Genetic predictor of response to exposure therapy
    There is growing evidence that a gene variant that reduces the plasticity of the nervous system also modulates responses to treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. In this case, patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, with a less functional variant of the gene coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), responded less well to exposure therapy.
    June 11, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Dealing with life’s issues only way to move forward
    She think her boyfriend has an anxiety disorder and needs a professional, he says he's just a little stressed out. Carolyn Hax says that before they can move forward, they need to be honest about what is truly going on.
    June 11, 2013 - Daily Herald

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