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Stress and anxiety

This section incorporates all areas of stress and anxiety. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, severe and traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-conflict mental health, and phobias.

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  1. Among trauma patients relatively high prevalence rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been found. To identify opportunities for prevention and early treatment, predictors and course of PTSD need ...

    Authors: Juanita A Haagsma, Akkie N Ringburg, Esther MM van Lieshout, Ed F van Beeck, Peter Patka, Inger B Schipper and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:236

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  2. We have previously studied prospective associations between computer use and mental health symptoms in a selected young adult population. The purpose of this study was to investigate if high computer use is a ...

    Authors: Sara Thomée, Annika Härenstam and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:176

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  3. Limited data exists on the association of war trauma with comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-depression in the general population of low-income countries. The present study aimed to evaluate socioec...

    Authors: Touraj Ayazi, Lars Lien, Arne H Eide, Majok Malek Ruom and Edvard Hauff

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:175

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  4. The two most common interventions for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are pharmacological treatment with SSRIs such as paroxetine and psychological treatment such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Th...

    Authors: A Rosaura Polak, Anke B Witteveen, Rogier S Visser, Brent C Opmeer, Nienke Vulink, Martijn Figee, Damiaan Denys and Miranda Olff

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:166

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  5. Nurses are an indispensable component of the work force in the health care system. However, many of them are known to work in a stressful environment which may affect their mental well-being; the situation cou...

    Authors: Yu-Qin Gao, Bo-Chen Pan, Wei Sun, Hui Wu, Jia-Na Wang and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:141

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  6. Asylum procedures are known to be protracted, stretching to over ten years in many host countries. International research shows high levels of distress for asylum seekers. Little is known about actual psychiat...

    Authors: Martina Heeren, Julia Mueller, Ulrike Ehlert, Ulrich Schnyder, Nadia Copiery and Thomas Maier

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:114

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  7. The School Anxiety Scale-Teacher Report (SAS-TR) was designed to assess anxiety in children at school. The SAS-TR is a proxy rated measure and could assess social anxiety, generalized anxiety and also gives a ...

    Authors: Zahra Hajiamini, Ashraf Mohamadi, Abbas Ebadi, Ali Fathi- Ashtiani, Mahmoud Tavousi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:82

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  8. There is limited research on the relevance of family structures to the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress following disasters. We longitudinally studied the effects of marital and parental sta...

    Authors: Egil Nygaard, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Ajmal Hussain and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:195

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  9. Although there is substantial concern about negative attitudes to mental illness, little is known about the stigma associated with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or its measurement. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Kathleen M Griffiths, Philip J Batterham, Lisa Barney and Alison Parsons

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:184

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