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September 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Atlanta -- Hong-Chih Kuo said baseball is fun for him again — and so long as his elbow holds up, the former All-Star reliever intends to pitch again next season. "I'll try to pitch," Kuo said. This wasn't always a given. In a season in which he landed on the disabled list because of an anxiety disorder and performed erratically, there were times when Kuo was noncommittal about his future. Kuo, whose earned-run average was 12.46 as recently as July 31, has looked like the Kuo of old in recent weeks.
February 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a lingering psychological response to a major traumatic event. And researchers studying the condition now have a clue about its development. Hint: Women and men are different. Their study, conducted in part at Emory University in Atlanta, was published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Researchers tested 64 people who had experienced significant trauma in noncombat settings. In women but not men, they found a link between PTSD and high levels of a hormone called pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide produced in response to stress.
September 6, 2000
An anxiety clinic has opened at Cal State Northridge to serve the community and provide hands-on training for psychology students. The clinic is staffed by six to eight graduate students in the Psychology Department's master's program in clinical health. It plans to serve up to 50 clients a semester. The students will be under the supervision of professor Ronald Doctor, a clinical psychologist who has worked in the area of anxiety disorders for 30 years.
August 5, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Frightening or painful memories may be calmed or even erased by marijuana-like chemicals produced in the brain, according to a study of mice chronicled in Thursday's issue of Nature. Mice bred to be unresponsive to the chemicals, called cannabinoids, couldn't control their reaction when they heard a reminder linked to pain. Normal mice eventually stopped flinching at the reminder.
May 14, 2001 | Linda Marsa
Discovery Health Channel Begins May 20, 7 p.m. * Mental illness strikes one in every five Americans in any given year. Yet despite the high incidence, serious mental disorders are still profoundly stigmatized. "Fires of the Mind," a well-made four-segment series that premieres Sunday on the Discovery Health Channel, attempts to dispel some of the frightening myths that cloud the public's perception of four severe mental conditions: schizophrenia, depression, autism and anxiety disorders.
January 10, 2005 | From Reuters
Shy children tend to have muted reactions to joy or anger in the facial expressions of others, inhibitions that may lead to the anxieties many experience later in life, researchers have found. Shy children seem to miss emotional cues that are "socially relevant," wrote study author Marco Battaglia of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy.
February 21, 2005 | Peter Jaret, Special to The Times
Years ago, when parents came to him worried because their kids seemed abnormally shy, Murray Stein, a psychiatrist at UC San Diego, would tell them not to worry -- that most children outgrow periods of intense shyness. "Now we're not so quick to dismiss their concern," he says. Although most very shy kids do emerge from their shells, as many as one in three become more and more troubled, according to Stein, one of the country's leading experts in childhood anxiety disorders.
October 20, 1997 | SHARI ROAN
Longtime users of hormone replacement therapy had a higher risk of localized, but not metastatic, breast cancer, according to an expansive report published in the Oct. 11 issue of the Lancet. British researchers reanalyzed 51 epidemiological studies of 52,705 women with breast cancer and more than 108,000 women free of the disease to better pinpoint the risks associated with use of hormones.
March 8, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Teens suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders are more likely to suffer from suicidal thoughts, anxiety disorders and substance abuse -- but how much they suffer may depend on the type of eating disorder they have. That’s according to an analysis published online Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry that, with 10,123 adolescents surveyed, is the largest and most comprehensive study of eating disorders in teens in the United States. About 0.3% of the teens surveyed reported suffering from anorexia nervosa, and 0.9% from bulimia nervosa.
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