Anxiety Disorders

For patients with milder cases of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder (PD), the benefits of antidepressants may not outweigh the risks, according to an individual patient data meta-analysis published online in Depression and Anxiety.

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Patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss are at increased risk of affective disorders, South Korean researchers have found.

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People prescribed antidepressants were 21% more likely to gain weight than people not prescribed the medication class, researchers found in a study published online in BMJ.

About 45% of people with depressive disorders and 30% of those with anxiety also have autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), according to new findings.

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For patients with milder cases of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, the benefits of antidepressants may not outweigh the risks, according to a meta-analysis.

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Smoking cannabis eases symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress shortly after use, but depressive symptoms are likely to worsen over time, according to a new study.

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BLOG: These studies were the latest findings showing that psychedelics, erroneously dismissed as mere intoxicants and swept up in the hysteria of the Nixon-era drug wars, could prove to be as important to psychiatry as penicillin was to infectious disease.

Psychedelic compounds are powerful, and they have great potential to help patients with intractable conditions. Yet any compound with that kind of power also has the potential to harm, and that harm should not be trivialized.

Perhaps patients would benefit if they had some concrete saying, a mantra as it were, to remind themselves outside the therapy room of key lessons.

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Arif Pendi, MS; Jeffrey Wang, MD; Frank Acosta, MD; Rana Movahedi, MD; David Safani, MD, MBA; Alan Shahbazi, MS; Adana Melkonian, MS; Gligor Gucev, MD, EdD
Anita Clayton, MD; Raffaele Migliore, MA; Cheng-Tao Chang, PhD; Carl Gommoll, MS; John Edwards, MD, MBA; Agnesa Avanesian, PhD
Sondra Corgan, BS, 4th year medical student, Thomas Jauch, BS, 2nd year medical student, Prabhav Deo, BS, 2nd year medical student, Kinal Shah, BS, 2nd year medical student

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GAD-7

A shortcoming in our field is the lack of in-depth knowledge about what this instrument is, how to interpret scores, and how to utilize the GAD-7 in everyday clinical practice.

Psych Congress Steering Committee members discuss first-line treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and medications used for refractory cases.

Stephen Sobel, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, discuss how to approach treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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