Monthly Archives: October 2008

Panic disorder respiratory subtype: a comparison between responses to hyperventilation and CO2 challenge tests.

Psychiatry Res. 2008 Jan 15;157(1-3):307-10. Epub 2007 Oct 26. Related Articles, Links Panic disorder respiratory subtype: a comparison between responses to hyperventilation and CO2 challenge tests. Freire RC, Lopes FL, Valença AM, Nascimento I, Veras AB, Mezzasalma MA, de-Melo-Neto VL, Zin WA, Nardi AE. Laboratory of Panic & Respiration, Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 407/702, 22410-003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. rafaelcrfreire@terra.com.br In this study 117 panic disorder patients were divided into a respiratory subtype group and a … Continue reading

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New-onset anxiety disorders at high altitude.

Wilderness Environ Med. 2007 Winter;18(4):312-6. Related Articles, Links New-onset anxiety disorders at high altitude. Fagenholz PJ, Murray AF, Gutman JA, Findley JK, Harris NS. Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02140, USA. OBJECTIVE: Studies on the neurologic effects of high-altitude travel have focused on psychometric and cognitive testing and the long-term effects of hypoxia on memory and cognition. Few authors have discussed overt clinical psychiatric illness during high-altitude travel, and those few have focused on patients with preexisting psychiatric diagnoses. … Continue reading

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Reducing anxiety sensitivity with exercise.

Depress Anxiety. 2008;25(8):689-99. Related Articles, Links Reducing anxiety sensitivity with exercise. Smits JA, Berry AC, Rosenfield D, Powers MB, Behar E, Otto MW. Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA. jsmits@smu.edu BACKGROUND: Exercise interventions repeatedly have been shown to be efficacious for the treatment of depression, and initial studies indicate similar efficacy for the treatment of anxiety conditions. To further study the potential beneficial role of prescriptive exercise for anxiety-related conditions, we examined the role of exercise in reducing fears of anxiety-related … Continue reading

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Frequency and severity of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome across the anxiety disorders and depression.

J Anxiety Disord. 2008 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] Related Articles, Links Frequency and severity of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome across the anxiety disorders and depression. Gros DF, Antony MM, McCabe RE, Swinson RP. Mental Health Service, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States; Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada. High rates of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms … Continue reading

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