Articles related to ANXIETY
Difficulty Walking, Severe Anxiety Point to Spectrum of Neurological Diagnoses
A 55-year-old woman has had slowly progressing speech distortion and problems with balance when walking. On exam, she showed signs of ataxia and chorea. Muscle tone was normal but stretch reflexes were absent. She had gaze-evoked horizontal nystagmus. Following electromyograph and MRI, and considering various conditions, her physicians proposed a diagnosis.
Neurology December 6th 2022
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs. Escitalopram for the Treatment of Adults with Anxiety Disorders
The 8-week treatment with mindfulness-based stress reduction was a well-tolerated treatment option with comparable effectiveness to a first-line medication for patients with anxiety disorders in this randomized clinical trial of 276 adults with anxiety disorders.
Neurology November 14th 2022
For Chronic Pain Patients, Consider Green-Tinted Glasses?
A small group of patients (n=34) using opioids for fibromyalgia were randomized to wear green, blue, or unfiltered glasses for 4 hours per day for 2 weeks. There was no impact on pain scores. Those wearing green glasses trended (nonsignificantly) toward lower anxiety scores. The green glasses group did have lower opioid use.
Neurology November 1st 2022
Is NAD Therapy All It’s Cracked Up to Be? Here’s the Evidence
The evidence for NAD supplement effectiveness at present comes only from animal models and very small-scale human studies. And some studies link excessive consumption of NADH to anxiety and insomnia, and NAD precursors to Parkinson’s disease and diabetes.
All Specialties October 26th 2022
Real-World Depression, Anxiety, and Safety Outcomes of Intramuscular Ketamine Treatment
In this study involving 452 patients with diagnoses of MDD, GAD, and PTSD, IM ketamine reduced depression by 38% and anxiety by 50%, with persistence over 7 months of maintenance therapy.
Family Medicine/General Practice October 20th 2022
Top 10 Calculators from MDCalc
In reverse order of popularity: 10. PECARN Pediatric Head Injury/Trauma Algorithm9. GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7)8. Ideal Body Weight and Adjusted Body Weight7. Steroid Conversion Calculator6. Calcium Correction for Hypoalbuminemia5. MELD Score (Model For End-Stage Liver Disease) (12 and older)4. Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)3. CHA₂DS₂-VASc Score for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk2. PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9)1. Creatinine Clearance (Cockcroft-Gault Equation)
All Specialties October 6th 2022