International Journal of

Depression and AnxietyISSN: 2643-4059

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710033

Use of Objective Rating Scales for Generalized Anxiety by Psychiatry Specialists in Pediatric Populations

Brittany Finocchio, PharmD, BCPP and Wanda Hilliard, DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 15, 2023

In 2021, leading pediatric healthcare organizations declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health in America. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions affecting pediatric populations. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, recommends objective measurement of pediatric anxiety for evaluation of symptomatology and treatment response. The objective of this review was to summarize recommendations and resources for me...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710036

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Be a Promising Treatment for Treatment-Resistant Depression?

Nazanin Amirani, MSc* and Ijeuma Nwachuku, PhD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 18, 2023

In recent decades, despite remarkable advances in antidepressant medication, psychotherapy, and electrical stimulation, between 20%-30% of patients suffering from major depressive disorder remain untreated or are at a high risk of relapse. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a recently invented modality that has been under investigation since 2005, however, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved it as a final line in treating severe depression....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710035

Use of Warmth for the Treatment of Blues

Adhishri Yadav

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 16, 2023

Current rise in depression leading to high disease burden and economic strain demands more research and proposals towards effective and practical treatment protocols for Major Depressive Disorders. Heat therapies have gained its reputation as an effective alternative treatment from various psychiatric, medical, and cultural studies which is significantly relevant in view of consideration of the gap between provision and adherence for treatment and ineffectiveness of current treatment choices....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710032

Effective Treatment Interventions for Patients with a Diagnosed Anxiety Disorder

Courtenay Stewart Reiner, Ed.D

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 16, 2022

The aim of this study is to review evidence of treatment interventions for patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders. The author searched PubMed, StillOne Search, and EBSCohost for treatment interventions, specifically exercise and pharmaceuticals. Eligible articles were all relevant peer- reviewed articles that evaluated treatment effectiveness of either exercise or pharmaceutical interventions for anxiety disorders....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710029

A Patient Perspective on the Self-Management of Chronic Anxiety and Depression: A Mixed-Methods Study

Maringa HH Zoun, Bauke Koekkoek, Roos A van Grieken, Henny Sinnema, Filip Smit and Jan Spijker

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 07, 2022

Self-management is considered relevant and effective for people living with chronic diseases, with studies showing that individuals with persistent anxiety and depressive disorders apply a wide range of cognitive and behavioural strategies to cope with their symptoms. But what is the patient perspective of such interventions?...

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