Anxiety (Anxiety)

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Discontinued. Continues as Depression and Anxiety.

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Website Anxiety website
Other titles Anxiety (Online), Anxiety
ISSN 1070-9797
OCLC 45855171
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    ABSTRACT: Keywords:panic disorder;anxiety;psychopharmacology;ondansetron
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(4):199-202. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:4<199::AID-ANXI7>3.0.CO;2-J
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which childhood adversity, attachment and personality styles influenced the likelihood of having an anxiety disorder among aged caregivers for terminally ill spouses. We also sought to determine how childhood adversity and attachment/personality styles jointly influenced the likelihood of developing an anxiety disorder among aged caregivers. Data were derived from semistructured interviews with 50 spouses (aged 60 and above) of terminally ill patients. The Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse (CECA) record provided retrospective, behaviorally based information on childhood adversity. Measures of attachment and personality styles were obtained from self-report questionnaires, and the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-III-R (SCID) was used to determine diagnoses for anxiety disorders. Logistic regression models estimated the effects of childhood adversity, attachment/personality disturbances, and the interaction between the two on the likelihood of having an anxiety disorder. Results indicated that childhood adversity and paranoid, histrionic and self-defeating styles all directly increase the odds of having an anxiety disorder as an elderly spousal caregiver. In addition, childhood adversity in conjunction with borderline, antisocial and excessively dependent styles increased the likelihood of having an anxiety disorder. The results indicate the need to investigate further the interaction between childhood experiences and current attachment/personality styles in their effects on the development of anxiety disorders.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(5):234-41. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:5<234::AID-ANXI5>3.0.CO;2-M
  • Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):305.
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the performance of children with anxiety disorders with that of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and normal controls in the processing of emotional information. A total of 57 children ages 8 to 11 years (18 anxious, 20 ADHD, 19 normal control) were administered a dichotic listening task for the detection of words and emotions. Comparisons of overall performance, false alarms, and a sensitivity index (which took false alarms into account) were done using repeated measures analyses of variance. Anxious children made fewer false alarms for emotion targets compared to both ADHD children and normal controls, and fewer false alarms for words compared to normal controls. When controlling for false alarms, their performance exceeded that of both ADHD children and normal controls. There were no group differences in correct responses. Performance on a dichotic listening task differentiates anxious, ADHD, and normal children, particularly when listening for emotional targets. Further studies using this task may therefore elucidate differences in the processing of words and emotions between these three groups of children.
    Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):279-85.
  • Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):255.
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    ABSTRACT: An ambulatory monitor, body suit, and calibration procedure were developed to compare the respiration of seven patients with panic disorder and twelve normal volunteers. Subjects wore a body suit with Respitrace bands, connected to a portable respiratory monitor for a period of 24 hours. Breath by breath values for respiratory rate and tidal volume were computed every two minutes. There was a significant difference between patients and controls in their patterns of minute ventilation during sleep. Tidal volume, rather that respiratory rate increases characterized the periods of anxiety and limited symptom attacks.
    Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):296-302.
  • Anxiety 01/2007; 2(1):56-7. DOI:10.1002/anxi.3070020102
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    ABSTRACT: Self-report questionnaires have been used to compare panic patients' fears, anxious thoughts and behaviors with those of a group of controls. Individual items revealed significant differences between groups in all three areas: factor analysis revealed group differences in the pattern of intraquestionnaire associations between items. Correlational analysis of factor scores revealed significant group differences in the pattern of interquestionnaire associations. These findings only partly support a formulation of panic based upon "catastrophic interpretations." On the other hand, they do provide evidence of cognitive rigidity among panic patients which can be interpreted as evidence of impaired effortful processing when anxious.
    Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):265-78.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to test whether an association exists between asthenic somatotype, as measured by the Quetelet index, and panic and or agoraphobia. Ninety-nine cases with panic and/or agoraphobia diagnosed at the psychiatric outpatient clinic of a general teaching hospital were compared to 99 controls with psychiatric conditions other than panic and agoraphobia, and to 64 medical controls, matched by age and gender. No differences in weight, height and raw Quetelet and ponderal indexes were found between panic cases and controls. However, 33.3% of cases, but only 19.2% of psychiatric controls and 18.7% of medical controls, were in the asthenic group as defined by the lower quartile of the Quetelet index (age and sex adjusted odds ratio = 2.33, 95% C.I.: 1.21-4.11). In the entire sample, the asthenic somatotype was associated with lower age and with the presence of hypermobility of joints. Since both panic disorder and mitral valve prolapse may be associated with the joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS), an inherited disorder of collagen synthesis, it is suggested that the relationship found between panic and asthenic somatotype might be mediated through JHS.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(2):80-5. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:2<80::AID-ANXI3>3.0.CO;2-H
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    ABSTRACT: This research examined self-report personality profiles of 42 Vietnam veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) evaluated at an outpatient Veteran's Administration hospital PTSD clinic. Assessment was via the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed., rev; DSM-III-R) Personality Disorders-II (SCID-II) self-report. Self-reported personality disorder symptomatology of PTSD patients was contrasted with that of 51 outpatients with a primary diagnosis of an anxiety disorder other than PTSD and with 16 patients with a primary diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD). Symptomatology from each of the 11 DSM-III-R categories and from the three personality disorder "clusters" was calculated in terms of percentage of possible traits endorsed, thus creating personality "profiles" for the three groups. PTSD veterans endorsed more traits overall than did both the mixed anxiety and MDD groups, particularly on the Cluster A, avoidant, and borderline scales. Results suggest a PTSD-related personality profile characterized by emotional lability/poor anger control, paranoia/suspiciousness, identity disturbance/confusion, social withdrawal/avoidance, and feelings of emptiness and boredom.
    Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):286-95.
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    ABSTRACT: Keywords:PTSD;inositol;placebo;double-blind;crossover
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(1):51-2. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:1<51::AID-ANXI8>3.0.CO;2-G
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    ABSTRACT: The diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has been controversial since its inception. It remains unclear whether more stringent diagnostic criteria, such as in DSM-III-R, have improved the validity of GAD. Family studies suggest that GAD aggregates at least weakly in families of probands with GAD, and support the separation of panic disorder (PD) and GAD. Therefore, we can use a family study design to examine the validity of GAD. Independent familial transmission of GAD supports the validity of GAD. We report here the risk of GAD according to RDC, DSM-III, and DSM-III-R criteria in the first-degree relatives of probands from four diagnostic groups: panic disorder, panic disorder with major depression, early-onset major depression (MDD), and normal controls. We did not find an elevated risk of DSM-III or DSM-III-R GAD in the relatives of any of the ill proband groups compared to the relatives of the never mentally ill when controlling for proband comorbidity for GAD. In contrast, RDC GAD aggregates in the first-degree relatives of probands from both of the PD proband groups (with and without MDD) compared to relatives of the normal control group. The inclusion of cases of subsyndromal panic attacks that did not meet the strict RDC for panic disorder as meeting the less restrictive RDC for GAD may partially account for the familial aggregation of RDC panic disorder and RDC GAD. RDC GAD seems to identify one or more syndrome(s) that may be on the familial spectrum of panic disorder. This syndrome may represent a mild or early variant of panic disorder. We also found a trend for RDC and DSM-III GAD to aggregate in the first-degree relatives of the MDD proband group compared to the relatives of the never mentally ill controls. These data suggest that GAD demonstrates more independent familial transmission from PD and MDD when defined by DSM-III-R criteria than when defined by RDC or DSM-III, and thus support the validity of DSM-III-R GAD.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(2):71-9. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:2<71::AID-ANXI2>3.0.CO;2-G
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between change in anxiety sensitivity, as measured by the Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI), and treatment outcome in a sample of 106 subjects with a DSM-III-R diagnosis of panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) who were participants in an evaluation study of cognitive-behavioral treatment. Results revealed that subjects who received active treatment had significantly lower anxiety sensitivity scores at post-treatment than the wait-list control group. We also examined change in anxiety sensitivity from pre- to post-treatment in reference to Clinical Global Improvement (CGI) ratings and with the effect size statistic. Subjects who showed improvement based on CGI ratings also demonstrated a reduction in anxiety sensitivity. Furthermore, the effect sizes obtained with the ASI were greater in magnitude than those obtained with other widely used anxiety self-report measures. Taken together, the finds supported the use of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index as a treatment outcome measure in panic disorder research.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(1):34-9. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:1<34::AID-ANXI5>3.0.CO;2-D
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    ABSTRACT: Keywords:TPQ;PTSD;temperament;personality assessment
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(5):251-3. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:5<251::AID-ANXI8>3.0.CO;2-P
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    ABSTRACT: Keywords:panic disorder;personality;Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire;anxiety;treatment;alprazolam
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(2):95-8. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:2<95::AID-ANXI6>3.0.CO;2-C
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    ABSTRACT: The hypothesis that patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer from hypervigilant attention was investigated via explicit memory (incidental recall and recognition) and priming (reading speed) measures. OCD patients did not differ from normal controls on explicit measures of memory; specifically, recognition of unusual words (experiment 1) and recall and recognition of words and feature-specific information (experiment 2). Although both normal controls and OCD patients showed priming, the pattern of priming differed for the two groups (experiment 2). Specifically, patients with OCD failed to show feature-specific priming, suggesting they may have attended more focally on the priming task than did normal controls. These findings support previous reports of normal performance in OCD on explicit memory tasks, but suggest more sensitive measures may reflect differences in processing information.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(3):123-9. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:3<123::AID-ANXI3>3.0.CO;2-Q
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    ABSTRACT: Fluvoxamine and imipramine were compared to placebo in an 8-week doubleblind randomized multicentre trial comprising of 148 outpatients between 19 and 57 years of age (mean: 35) with a DSM-III-R diagnosis of Panic Disorder. mean daily dose at endpoint was: fluvoxamine, 171.4 mg; imipramine 164.7 mg. The mean number of panic attacks per week at baseline were 10.9, 14.4 and 6.5 for fluvoxamine, imipramine and placebo, respectively. The intent-to-treat analysis of the change from baseline (difference score) of the number of panic attacks at endpoint revealed: a difference of 3.3 attacks (95% CI: -0.3, 6.8) between fluvoxamine and placebo and a difference of 6.0 attacks (95% CI: 1.5, 10.5) between imipramine and placebo. Treatment was stopped prematurely in 31 (62%) on fluvoxamine, 16 (33%) on imipramine and 29 (58%) on placebo. The number of patients withdrawing due to intolerance was 13 (26%) for fluvoxamine, 10 (21%) for imipramine and 4 (8%) for placebo. The number of patients withdrawing due to lack of efficacy was 10 (20%) for fluvoxamine, 4 (8%) for imipramine and 12 (24%) for placebo. Overall, this study demonstrated that fluvoxamine was not effective in the treatment of panic disorder but did show a strong effect for imipramine. A chance occurrence of significantly fewer number of panic attacks in the placebo group at baseline may limit the conclusions of this study.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(4):192-8. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:4<192::AID-ANXI6>3.0.CO;2-Q
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to examine effects of comorbidity of panic disorder and social phobia on familial transmission of each of these disorders. Rates of panic disorder and social phobia were compared in directly interviewed relatives of four proband groups: (1) panic disorder, (2) social phobia, (3) panic disorder and social phobia, and (4) never ill controls. Anxiety disorder probands had no additional lifetime anxiety disorder comorbidity. The familial pattern of the comorbid (panic disorder and social phobia) probands resembled that of the panic disorder group: an increased rate of panic disorder but not social phobia as compared to relatives of controls. Relatives of social phobia probands had an increased rate of social phobia but not panic disorder. These data indicate that social phobia in individuals who subsequently develop panic disorder: (1) differs with respect to familial transmission from social phobia which occurs without lifetime anxiety comorbidity; and (2) may be nonfamilial and/or causally related to panic disorder. Additional studies in larger epidemiologic samples are required to assess generalizability of these findings.
    Anxiety 02/1996; 2(4):173-8.
  • Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):303-4.