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Anxiety Disorders

During the acceleration phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency medicine physicians in 7 US cities experienced moderate to severe levels of anxiety at work and at home, regardless of the intensity of the local surge.
A fiber tract between the prefrontal cortex and the subthalamic nucleus is associated with the best outcomes following deep brain stimulation in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a study in Nature Communications.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of patients hospitalized with the virus, the healthcare workers treating them, people with preexisting psychiatric issues, and the general public.
People with OCD and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.
A person’s hippocampal connectivity during a stressful event can predict the intensity of stress experienced, suggests a study published online in the journal Nature Communications.
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