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Anxiety

Anxiety is the subjectively feelings of dread over anticipated events and it is different from fear. Clinical anxiety is a group of mental disorders with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) being the most common (approximately 22% of primary care attendances for anxiety are classed as GAD). Overall, there is a lifetime prevalence rate of 4-7%. Anxiety can be caused by a number of factors typically classified as environmental surroundings and genetic.

In the past few decades anxiety research has significantly increased. In 2000 there were approximately 430 trials looking at anxiety and by 2015 to over 1,000. This has allowed medical professionals to develop and improve accurate diagnosis and treatments in patients suffering from the condition.

Anxiety is normal in uncomfortable environments or stressful situations. However, some individuals experience intense and persistent amounts of anxiety which needs to be kept under control. Treatments include pharmaceuticals such as SSRIs, benzodiazepines, pregabalin and gabapentin. Other therapies include CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Trip has all the latest evidence relating to treatments for anxiety, this includes systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, controlled trials, evidence-based synopses, case reports and clinical Q&As.

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1. Mozart for Reducing Patient Anxiety During Colposcopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Mozart for Reducing Patient Anxiety During Colposcopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial 30204685 2018 09 24 1873-233X 132 4 2018 Oct Obstetrics and gynecology Obstet Gynecol Mozart for Reducing Patient Anxiety During Colposcopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 1047-1055 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002876 To test whether music by Mozart reduces anxiety among patients undergoing colposcopy. In a randomized multicenter trial, we measured the reduction of the situation-specific anxiety of women hearing (...) Mozart's Symphony No. 40 during colposcopy compared with women not hearing music using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Secondary endpoints were reduction of heart rate (beats per minute), pain during and 10 minutes after colposcopy, general unpleasantness, anxiety during colposcopy, and overall satisfaction (11-item visual analog scales). Analysis was by intention to treat. A sample size of 104 per group (N=208) was calculated to achieve 80% power to detect a difference of 4.8 with a SD of 12.3

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2. Different Types and Acceptability of Psychotherapies for Acute Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Network Meta-analysis

Different Types and Acceptability of Psychotherapies for Acute Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Network Meta-analysis 30383099 2018 11 01 2168-6238 2018 Oct 31 JAMA psychiatry JAMA Psychiatry Different Types and Acceptability of Psychotherapies for Acute Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Network Meta-analysis. 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.3070 Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, and uncertainty remains regarding the optimal strategy (...) of psychotherapies in this population. To compare and rank the different types of psychotherapies and the different ways of delivering psychological treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), ProQuest Dissertations, LILACS (Literatura Latino Americana em Ciências da Saúde), international trial registers, and US Food and Drug Administration

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3. Staying on antidepressants may prevent a relapse of anxiety

Staying on antidepressants may prevent a relapse of anxiety Signal - Staying on antidepressants may prevent a relapse of anxiety Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Staying on antidepressants may prevent a relapse of anxiety Published on 17 January 2018 People with anxiety disorders who continued taking antidepressants after successful treatment were less likely to experience a relapse, and relapsed later, than people who stopped taking antidepressants. About 16% of people had (...) a relapse if they remained on antidepressants for on average 44 weeks compared with 36% who stopped after 20 weeks. Anxiety disorders are common and can interfere with people’s everyday work, family and social life. Antidepressants and psychological therapies are the mainstays of treatment. Reducing the likelihood of relapse after successful treatment is important for the individual and the cost of additional care. There remains a need for evidence about the effectiveness of continuing treatment beyond

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4. Talking therapy may relieve high levels of anxiety about health conditions

Talking therapy may relieve high levels of anxiety about health conditions Signal - Talking therapy may relieve high levels of anxiety about health conditions Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Talking therapy may relieve high levels of anxiety about health conditions Published on 24 October 2017 A specific talking therapy called ‘cognitive behavioural therapy for health anxiety’ may help people who are excessively worried about their health. Health anxiety reduced by a small (...) , but meaningful amount, among the medical outpatients who were identified and treated. Delivered in one-hour sessions every two weeks, therapy lasted about four months. It was provided by junior therapists and trained nurses with no previous experience of the therapy. Benefits lasted for about five years. This UK-based NIHR trial is the largest so far to screen and treat people for health anxiety in the outpatient setting. Therapy improved health anxiety, but quality of life benefits varied depending

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5. Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders

Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders Signal - Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders Published on 8 August 2017 Brief guided cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by parents was as good as a commonly used treatment, delivered by a therapist, in improving anxiety levels (...) in children. Anxiety continued to improve after the end of treatment and by six months about 70% had recovered. The brief CBT was potentially the more cost-effective option. This NIHR-funded trial compared recovery from a range of common anxiety disorders in children aged five to 12 following these brief psychological treatments. CBT was delivered by parents instructed and supported in its use by a mental health worker. It was compared with a treatment commonly used in the NHS, a solution-focused brief

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6. Depression and anxiety common in people with heart disease

Depression and anxiety common in people with heart disease Signal - Depression and anxiety common in people with heart disease Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Depression and anxiety common in people with heart disease Published on 28 June 2016 This multi-part NIHR study found that depression and anxiety were more common in people with coronary heart disease, than the general population. Anxiety increased people’s risk of a future heart attack. The people included (...) in the study were generally older, white males, so the findings may not apply to everyone. Patients considered a nurse-led intervention to personalise care was acceptable. The intervention included optimising medicines and facilitating referrals for psychological support. When asked, people with depression and coronary heart disease generally favoured non-medical treatments. These findings provide an insight into the scale of depression and anxiety amongst people with coronary heart disease. Overall costs

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7. An anxiety prevention programme is not effective over the long term in UK primary schools

An anxiety prevention programme is not effective over the long term in UK primary schools Signal - An anxiety prevention programme is not effective over the long term in UK primary schools Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover An anxiety prevention programme is not effective over the long term in UK primary schools Published on 18 January 2016 This NIHR funded trial of an anxiety prevention programme in UK primary schools found it was effective after one year if led by health (...) practitioners, but not after two years. The programme was not effective at all if led by a teacher. After two years, anxiety had reduced a similar amount for both the intervention group and controls, who received the usual curriculum, including personal, social and health education (PSHE) lessons. The nine-week programme, delivered in the classroom, is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and leads nine- and ten-year-olds through activities and tasks that, through changing the way they think, help

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8. Cartoons are promising for reducing dental anxiety in children

Cartoons are promising for reducing dental anxiety in children Dental anxiety in children may be reduced through cartoons Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Cartoons are promising for reducing dental anxiety in children Published on 3 July 2018 doi: Cartoons delivered on laptops, projectors or 3D goggles with sound can help distract anxious children who fear dental procedures. Dental anxiety can prevent children from attending the dentist for care, and this type (...) of distraction could offer a useful tool to help them. This review looked at a range of audiovisual approaches tested in trials of healthy children receiving dental treatment under local anaesthetic. The children were assessed for physiological measures related to emotional state (such as pulse rate), anxiety and observed behaviour. Childhood dental anxiety is a common problem, and these distraction approaches sound promising, safe and relatively easy to implement. Share your views on the research. Why

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9. Music can reduce pain and anxiety following surgery

Music can reduce pain and anxiety following surgery Music can reduce anxiety and pain following surgery Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Music can reduce pain and anxiety following surgery Published on 7 August 2018 doi: Recorded music played before, during or after surgery in adults reduces self-reported post-operative pain and anxiety, compared with usual care. The average effect is equivalent to a reduction in anxiety of 21 percentage points and a 10 percentage point (...) reduction in pain within a few days of surgery. It is thought that placebo and distraction effects probably play a role, but in this review music still improved pain when used for patients under a general anaesthetic. Nearly two-thirds of patients experience severe pain after surgery. Anxiety can amplify perceptions of pain and lead to slower recovery. This systematic review included over 90 small-scale trials with a small effect, and it was not possible to blind conscious patients to which intervention

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10. Effectiveness of reflexology on anxiety of patients undergoing cardiovascular interventional procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Effectiveness of reflexology on anxiety of patients undergoing cardiovascular interventional procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 30109722 2018 09 06 1365-2648 2018 Aug 14 Journal of advanced nursing J Adv Nurs Effectiveness of reflexology on anxiety of patients undergoing cardiovascular interventional procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 10.1111/jan.13822 To appraise the evidence concerning the effect (...) of reflexology on the anxiety in patients undergoing cardiovascular interventional procedures. Anxiety, fear, and other unpleasant emotional experiences are common among patients before and after cardiovascular interventional procedures. The higher anxiety may affect prognosis and recovery of patients. A systematic review and meta-analysis. The MEDLINE, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane Library), EMBASE, PsycINFO

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11. Diagnostic and Clinical Utility of the GAD-2 for Screening Anxiety Symptoms in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnostic and Clinical Utility of the GAD-2 for Screening Anxiety Symptoms in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis 29964000 2018 10 02 1532-821X 99 10 2018 Oct Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Arch Phys Med Rehabil Diagnostic and Clinical Utility of the GAD-2 for Screening Anxiety Symptoms in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis. 2045-2049 S0003-9993(18)30390-3 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.05.029 To assess the diagnostic and clinical utility of the 2-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder (...) Scale (GAD-2) for screening anxiety symptoms in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Cross-sectional. University-affiliated MS neurology and rehabilitation center. The sample comprised adults (N=99) (ages 19-72; mean ± SD=46.2±13.0; 75% women) with a physician-confirmed MS diagnosis who were receiving care in a university-affiliated MS center. Disease durations ranged from 1 to 37 years (mean ± SD=10.7±8.4). Not applicable. Participants completed the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale

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13. Listening to music reduces pain and anxiety for patients having surgery

Listening to music reduces pain and anxiety for patients having surgery Signal - Listening to music reduces pain and anxiety for patients having surgery Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Listening to music reduces pain and anxiety for patients having surgery Published on 28 October 2015 This systematic review found that music can moderately reduce pain and anxiety when played before, during or after surgery. It also strongly increased patient satisfaction. Music was equally (...) on the research. Why was this study needed? Music is a non-invasive and inexpensive intervention that offers the chance of improved patient outcomes. Music is not routinely played before, during or after surgery, though there is a growing interest in its use. It is thought that listening to music can reduce pain and anxiety. Listening to music has been studied in a large number of mostly small trials. Previous systematic reviews have investigated the effect of patients listening to music when undergoing

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14. A coping programme moderately reduces depression and anxiety in carers of people with dementia

A coping programme moderately reduces depression and anxiety in carers of people with dementia Signal - A coping programme moderately reduces depression and anxiety in carers of people with dementia Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover A coping programme moderately reduces depression and anxiety in carers of people with dementia Published on 28 October 2015 This NIHR-funded trial found that a programme to support carers of people with dementia was moderately effective (...) in reducing carers’ depression and anxiety scores for up to two years. It was also cost-effective. The programme consisted of eight sessions delivered by psychology graduates, covering topics such as managing difficult behaviour, accessing support and planning for the future. One in three people over 65 develop dementia and family are often the primary caregivers. The findings of this trial support NICE recommendations that the psychological burden upon carers is assessed and that they are given support

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15. Generalised anxiety disorder

Generalised anxiety disorder Generalised anxiety disorder - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Generalised anxiety disorder Last reviewed: August 2018 Last updated: September 2018 Summary Common condition defined as chronic, excessive worry for at least 6 months that causes distress or impairment. At least 3 key symptoms out of a possible 6 are required to make a diagnosis: restlessness or nervousness (...) , easy fatigability, poor concentration, irritability, muscle tension, or sleep disturbance. It is in part a diagnosis of exclusion: medical conditions, medications or substances, and other mental disorders should be ruled out as a primary cause. Physical examination and laboratory studies are generally normal if no co-existing medical problems or substance abuse issues exist. Treatment is with either pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or a combination. Definition Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD

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16. Efficacy of hypnosis on pain, wound-healing, anxiety, and stress in children with acute burn injuries: a randomized controlled trial

Efficacy of hypnosis on pain, wound-healing, anxiety, and stress in children with acute burn injuries: a randomized controlled trial 29939959 2018 08 16 1872-6623 159 9 2018 Sep Pain Pain Efficacy of hypnosis on pain, wound-healing, anxiety, and stress in children with acute burn injuries: a randomized controlled trial. 1790-1801 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001276 No randomized controlled trial has investigated the efficacy of hypnosis for reducing pain and improving wound-healing in children (...) with burns. This randomized controlled trial aimed to investigate whether hypnosis decreases pain, anxiety, and stress and accelerates wound-healing in children undergoing burn wound procedures. Children (4-16 years) with acute burns presenting for their first dressing change were randomly assigned to a Hypnosis Group who received hypnosis plus standard care or a Standard Care Group who received standard pharmacological and nonpharmacological intervention. Repeated measures of pain intensity, anxiety

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17. Reducing relapse and suicide in bipolar disorder: practical clinical approaches to identifying risk, reducing harm and engaging service users in planning and delivery of care the PARADES (Psychoeducation, Anxiety, Relapse, Advance Directive Evaluation and

Reducing relapse and suicide in bipolar disorder: practical clinical approaches to identifying risk, reducing harm and engaging service users in planning and delivery of care the PARADES (Psychoeducation, Anxiety, Relapse, Advance Directive Evaluation and Reducing relapse and suicide in bipolar disorder: practical clinical approaches to identifying risk, reducing harm and engaging service users in planning and delivery of care the PARADES (Psychoeducation, Anxiety, Relapse, Advance Directive

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18. E-Health interventions for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions.

E-Health interventions for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions. BACKGROUND: Long-term physical conditions affect 10% to 12% of children and adolescents worldwide; these individuals are at greater risk of developing psychological problems, particularly anxiety and depression. Access to face-to-face treatment for such problems is often limited, and available interventions usually have not been tested with this population. As technology improves, e (...) , or non-psychological treatments for treating anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with long-term physical conditions. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group's Controlled Trials Register (CCMDTR to May 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (Issue 8, 2017), Web of Science (1900 - 18 August 2016, updated 31 August 2017) and Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO (cross-search 2016 to 18 Aug 2017). We hand-searched relevant conference

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19. A mixed-method systematic review of the effectiveness and acceptability of preoperative psychological preparation programmes to reduce paediatric preoperative anxiety in elective surgery

A mixed-method systematic review of the effectiveness and acceptability of preoperative psychological preparation programmes to reduce paediatric preoperative anxiety in elective surgery 29754399 2018 07 18 1365-2648 2018 May 13 Journal of advanced nursing J Adv Nurs A mixed-method systematic review of the effectiveness and acceptability of preoperative psychological preparation programmes to reduce paediatric preoperative anxiety in elective surgery. 10.1111/jan.13713 To explore (...) the effectiveness of preoperative psychological preparation programmes aimed to reduce paediatric preoperative anxiety and the potential factors that could have an impact on parent and children's acceptance of such interventions. Various preoperative psychological preparation programmes are available to address paediatric preoperative anxiety. No mixed-method review has been conducted to explore the effectiveness and acceptability of these programmes. A mixed-method systematic review. Seven bibliographic

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20. Anxiety

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