February 10, 2017
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Top anxiety news for psychiatrists

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Approximately 18.1% of the U.S. population reported anxiety disorders in the past year, according to the NIMH.

Of these, 22.8% were severe, indicating 4.1% of the general population experienced severe anxiety.

The average age of anxiety disorder onset is 11 years, according to the NIMH.

Women are 60% more likely to experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, compared with men.

Healio.com/Psychiatry collected the five most popular anxiety articles for practicing clinicians.

Mindfulness reduces stress biomarkers in anxiety

Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder who participated in a mindfulness-based therapy exhibited significantly lower adrenocorticotropic hormone and pro-inflammatory cytokines values than peers who received a control class. Read more

VIDEO: What to look for when treating anxiety in children, adolescents

ATLANTA — John T. Walkup, MD, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, provides several important takeaways regarding anxiety in children and adolescents. Watch video

Combination of CBT, motivational interviewing effective for severe anxiety

Integration of motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for severe generalized anxiety disorder, according to results from a 5-year randomized clinical trial. Read more

Being denied abortion may increase anxiety, depression

Women who were denied a wanted abortion had poorer mental health outcomes compared with those who received an abortion, according to recent findings. Read more

VIDEO: Managing anxiety disorders during the transition to adulthood

TORONTO — John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses the management of anxiety disorders among adolescents beginning to transition into adulthood. Watch video