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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. Somatoform dissociation is a specific form of dissociation with somatic manifestations represented in the form of ‘pseudoneurological’ symptoms due to disturbances or alterations of normal integrated functions...

    Authors: Petr Bob, Petra Selesova, Jiri Raboch and Lubomir Kukla

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:149

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  2. Legal status and other resettlement stressors are known to impact mental health of asylum seekers and refugees. However, the ways in which they interact with treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) w...

    Authors: Boris Drožđek, Astrid M Kamperman, Wietse A Tol, Jeroen W Knipscheer and Rolf J Kleber

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:148

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  3. Most previous research that has examined mental health among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) combatants has relied on self-report measures to assess mental health outcomes; few...

    Authors: Stephanie Booth-Kewley, Emily A Schmied, Robyn M Highfill-McRoy, Gerald E Larson, Cedric F Garland and Lauretta A Ziajko

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:130

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  4. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves debilitating symptoms that can disrupt cognitive functioning. The emotional Stroop has been commonly used to examine the impact of PTSD on attentional control, bu...

    Authors: Victoria Ashley, Nikki Honzel, Jary Larsen, Timothy Justus and Diane Swick

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:86

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  5. Evidence from animal and human studies imply the amygdala as the most critical structure involved in processing of fear-relevant stimuli. In phobias, the amygdala seems to play a crucial role in the pathogenes...

    Authors: Melanie S Fisler, Andrea Federspiel, Helge Horn, Thomas Dierks, Wolfgang Schmitt, Roland Wiest, Dominique J-F de Quervain and Leila M Soravia

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:70

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  6. Several research studies investigating the effectiveness of the different treatments have demonstrated that exposure-based therapies are more suitable and effective than others for the treatment of anxiety dis...

    Authors: Federica Pallavicini, Pietro Cipresso, Simona Raspelli, Alessandra Grassi, Silvia Serino, Cinzia Vigna, Stefano Triberti, Marco Villamira, Andrea Gaggioli and Giuseppe Riva

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:52

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  7. War-related traumata in childhood and young-adulthood may have long-lasting negative effects on mental health. The focus of recent research has shifted to examine positive adaption despite traumatic experience...

    Authors: Ulrich S Tran, Tobias M Glück and Brigitte Lueger-Schuster

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:47

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  8. Type D (distressed) personality, defined by negative affectivity and social inhibition, is related to cardiovascular outcomes. Little is known about Type D in non-Western cultures. We examined the validity of ...

    Authors: Chia-Ying Weng, Johan Denollet, Chin-Lon Lin, Tin-Kwang Lin, Wen-Chung Wang, Jyun-Ji Lin, Shu-Shu Wong and Floortje Mols

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:46

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  9. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological reaction after large-scale natural disasters. Given the number of people involved and shortage of resources in any major disaster, brief, pragmat...

    Authors: Yinyin Zang, Nigel Hunt and Tom Cox

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:41

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  10. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with an enhanced risk for cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases. Chronic low-level inflammation has been suggested as a potential mechanism linking t...

    Authors: Hannah Gola, Harald Engler, Annette Sommershof, Hannah Adenauer, Stephan Kolassa, Manfred Schedlowski, Marcus Groettrup, Thomas Elbert and Iris-Tatjana Kolassa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:40

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  11. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most commonly observed stress-related conditions following combat exposure and its effective prevention is a high health-care priority. Reports of peritraumat...

    Authors: Agorastos Agorastos, William P Nash, Sarah Nunnink, Kate A Yurgil, Abigail Goldsmith, Brett T Litz, Heather Johnson, James B Lohr and Dewleen G Baker

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:9

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  12. Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids after trauma might reduce subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To date, we have shown in an open trial that PT...

    Authors: Yutaka Matsuoka, Daisuke Nishi, Naohiro Yonemoto, Kei Hamazaki, Kenta Matsumura, Hiroko Noguchi, Kenji Hashimoto and Tomohito Hamazaki

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:8

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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