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Anxiety Disorders

An open study of patients treated with deep brain stimulation for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder confirms the treatment’s effectiveness and safety in a clinical setting, researchers concluded in a study published online.
A genome-wide association study has identified several human genome regions related to anxiety risk, and provides the first significant genome-wide findings regarding anxiety in people of African ancestry.
Over the past decade, the rate of benzodiazepine exposures and overdoses among adolescents has significantly grown, and medical outcomes have become more severe.
Despite popular belief that omega-3 fatty acids can combat anxiety and depression, omega-3 supplements likely offer little or no actual effect on symptoms, researchers reported online in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
People with mood or anxiety disorders demonstrate shared abnormalities in brain regions involved in emotional and cognitive control, according to a meta-analysis of brain scans published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
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