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.
Mental disorders and chronic physical conditions represent a serious public health burden in Singapore, with chronic pain, major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, cardiovascular disease and generalized anxiety disorder being the top five contributors to increased number of years lived with disability in the general population, according to a recent study.
A school-based combined online intervention focusing on prevention of substance use, depression, and anxiety reduced alcohol consumption and anxiety symptoms in adolescents, a study from Australia showed.
In the management of patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), vortioxetine proves to be safe and well tolerated but exerts neutral effects on GAD symptoms, quality of life (QoL) and functional status, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Generalized anxiety symptoms commonly occur after stroke or transient ischaemic attack and are associated with younger age and greater depressive symptoms, and these relationships persist even among patients without severe comorbid depressive symptoms, as reported in a recent study.
Mental health smartphone applications (apps) help improve a range of outcomes, including depressive and generalized anxiety symptoms and stress levels, with small-to-moderate effect sizes, according to a meta-analysis.
Binge drinking in Singapore is less prevalent than internationally, and most binge drinkers engage in the practice only now and then, as reported in a recent study. Despite this trend, binge drinking is associated with a myriad of mental health conditions and reduced quality of life.
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