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Anxiety Disorders

Urgent action is needed from mental health providers to reduce the public health burden of anxiety disorders, which are widely prevalent yet often go undiagnosed, Anxiety Disorders Section Editor Manish K. Jha, MBBS, says.
A meta-analysis has identified three-fold higher rates of major depression and generalized anxiety disorder among people with cannabis use disorder.
A study that used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate neural circuitry in fetuses suggests that anxiety in pregnant women affects brain development in the womb.
Maternal insomnia increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many mothers also reporting mild-to-high levels of acute anxiety related to COVID-19, according to a study published online in the Journal of Sleep Research.

Researchers have discovered a brain abnormality in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that may help predict which patients are most likely to respond to treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
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