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.
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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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 obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) with a chronic illness course are at greater risk of remaining chronic, which, in turn, is associated with poor clinical outcome, according to a study.