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
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
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Publications in this journal

  • Anxiety 09/2007; 2(1):56-7. DOI:10.1002/anxi.3070020102
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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.

  • Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):303-4.
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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.
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    ABSTRACT: A retrospective literature survey (1980-1992) was conducted to chronicle the development of panic disorder treatment research. Based on a National Institute of Mental Health conference on assessment standardization in this area (Shear and Maser, 1994), the results and implications of the survey are presented in terms of eight domains of measurement recommended as essential for high quality research.
    Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):257-64.
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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.

  • Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):255.

  • Anxiety 02/1996; 2(6):305.
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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.
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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.
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    ABSTRACT: Although there were no differences in response to an acute injection of pentylenetetrazole (PTZ), there were strain differences in the development of kindled seizures to repeated injections (PTZ; 30 mg/kg 3 times weekly for 13 injections), with Wistar rats reaching stage 4 or 5 of clonic-tonic seizures, but hooded Lister rats reaching only stage 2 or 3 of convulsive waves axially through the body. The strains also reacted differently to a test dose of PTZ (20 mg/kg) one week after the end of kindling, with the Wistar strain showing stage 3 and the Lister strain stage 2 seizures. When the rats were tested 24 h after the end of the kindling injections there was an anxiolytic effect in the social interaction test, in both the low light, familiar and the low light, unfamiliar test conditions that reached significance in the Wistar strain. The Wistar kindled rats showed an anxiolytic effect in the elevated plus-maze test of anxiety when they were tested 24 h after the end of kindling. The anxiolytic effects found 24 h after kindling could not be due to the seizure 24 h earlier, since no changes were found in rats tested 24 h after a single seizure from PTZ (60 mg/kg). When the rats were tested 1 week after the end of kindling there were no changes, compared with vehicle-injected controls, in either test of anxiety. There was no change in benzodiazepine binding in platelets of the kindled Lister rats but there was a significant increase in the kindled Wistar rats 1 week after the end of kindling and also 24 h after a single PTZ seizure. The pattern of increased platelet benzodiazepine binding did not correspond with the time course of rebound anxiolytic effects. However, after kindling it seems that there are long-lasting changes in benzodiazepine binding that are similar to the short-term increases that are found following a single seizure.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(3):109-16. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:3<109::AID-ANXI1>3.0.CO;2-K
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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: We assessed the psychiatric status of 21 growth hormone deficient (GHD) adults who had been treated with growth hormone (GH) for short stature during childhood. Eight individuals (38%) were found to have undiagnosed social phobia. On a psychometric battery, the scores of GHD subjects with social phobia corresponded closely to those of a matched group of psychiatric patients with social phobia. Because these psychiatric symptoms have deleterious effects on quality of life, social function, and productivity, the physician should be alert to obtain psychiatric assessment of patients with GHD.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(2):86-9. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:2<86::AID-ANXI4>3.0.CO;2-B
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    ABSTRACT: We have recently observed that compulsive behaviors in mentally retarded patients appear to be quite prevalent, can be reliably assessed, and have a high rate of co-occurrence with stereotyped and self-injurious behaviors in this population. As abnormal growth rate has been observed in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients, we examined physical stature in adults with mental retardation who display repetitive movement disorders. Identification of cases with stereotypic movement disorder, and cases with compulsive behaviors was done using a symptom checklist and direct observation. Subjects with repetitive movement disorders were smaller in stature than control subjects, with gender differences observed across repetitive behavior disorders. Specifically, female subjects with compulsive behavior disorder, but not stereotypic movement disorder, were significantly shorter and weighted significantly less than same sex-matched controls. Conversely, male subjects with stereotypic movement disorder, but not compulsive disorder, were significantly shorter and weighed significantly less than same sex controls. These findings may point to a neuroendocrine abnormality associated with repetitive movement disorders.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(2):90-4. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:2<90::AID-ANXI5>3.0.CO;2-H
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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
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    ABSTRACT: The psychiatric history and presenting clinical characteristics of 276 depressed primary care patients with and without a lifetime comorbid anxiety disorder were studied in a randomized control trial of treatments for major depression. Our findings indicate that distinctive patterns of depressive symptoms and severity, functional impairment, comorbidity of other DSM-III-R Axis I and Axis II disorders, and treatment participation are associated with lifetime histories of panic and generalized anxiety disorder. The most consistent differences are evident between patients with major depression alone and those with major depression and a lifetime panic disorder. The latter presented with greater depressive severity, greater impairment in physical and psychosocial functioning, and were more likely to have a history of alcohol dependence, somatization disorder, and avoidant personality disorder. Discriminant function analysis indicated that 66% of depressed patients with lifetime panic disorder could be correctly distinguished from those without such comorbidity on the basis of the severity of somatic and affective symptoms but not cognitive symptoms of depression. Further, depressed patients with lifetime panic disorder were more likely to prematurely terminate both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy during each treatment's acute phase. Implications for the diagnosis and treatment of major depression with comorbid anxiety disorder in primary care patients are discussed.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(5):210-8. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:5<210::AID-ANXI2>3.0.CO;2-Q
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    ABSTRACT: The papers presented in this issue of Anxiety document various aspects of vulnerability to, and consequences of, anxiety disorders in subjects from different periods of the lifespan. Several themes are represented in one or more of these studies, (1) effects of anxiety disorders on quality of life, (2) effects on presentation and outcome of comorbid depression, and (3) the role of learning processes and early experiences, including abuse, attachment disturbances and personality disorders, in the ongoing predilection to anxiety disorders. We encourage clinicians and researchers to take a life course perspective in working with anxiety disorder patients, in order to better understand, prevent and treat these debilitating conditions.
    Anxiety 01/1996; 2(5):205-9. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:5<205::AID-ANXI1>3.0.CO;2-L

  • Anxiety 01/1996; 2(5):248-50. DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1522-7154(1996)2:5<248::AID-ANXI7>3.0.CO;2-I