Anxiety disorders are disorders wherein the patient experiences uncontrollable fear or anxiety with behavioral disturbances that affects normal functioning.
Generalized anxiety disorder is having excessive anxiety and worry occurring for at least 6 months about several events or activities. The person finds it difficult to control the worry.
Panic disorder is when the person experienced recurrent unexpected panic attacks.
Social anxiety disorder is marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others.
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More than three-fourths of people with mood, anxiety and alcohol use disorder in Singapore receive no treatment for their condition, reflecting a high treatment gap in mental healthcare that has remained a matter of concern for years now, according to data from the 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study.
Between 2010 and 2016, Singapore has seen a rise in the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder, according to a new study on the 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study. Despite this, Singaporeans show no significant change in treatment-seeking behaviours.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) appears to be associated with increased depression, anxiety and perceived stress, with stress potentially mediating the observed relationship with depression and anxiety, according to a study.
Anxiety and depression appear to be more common in coeliac disease patients who have achieved mucosal healing than in those with persistent villous atrophy, both before and after follow‐up biopsy, a study has found. This association is potentially mediated by vigilant compliance with a gluten-free diet.
Individuals with attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or anxiety are at greater risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to a study. Moreover, the risk further increases in those who have received diagnoses of both ADHD and anxiety.
Lonely people were twice as likely to die from any cause than people who did not feel lonely, according to a study based on a national survey presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Also, loneliness is associated with poorer patient-reported outcomes in terms of mental and physical health in patients with heart disease.
Eating healthy foods, especially those following the Mediterranean dietary pattern, or avoiding proinflammatory diet appears to exert a protective effect on the risk of depression, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Vortioxetine 5-20 mg/day lessens depression and anxiety severity in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and high levels of anxiety, as observed in a meta-analysis of 10 randomised, placebo-controlled, 6/8-week trials.