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Journal of Depression and Anxiety

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Special issue entitled: "Depression & Aging" has been edited by
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Shailesh Bobby jain
Dept of Psychiatry
Texas University
USA

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Imperial College London
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About the Journal

Impact Factor: 1*

Depression and Anxiety refers to an array of abnormal variations in the mood of a person. These conditions originate as a result of chemical reaction in the brain. 90% of patients with anxiety disorders develop Depression. A person suffering from Depression and Anxiety generally exhibits feelings of guilt, loss of pleasure or interest, low self-esteem and loss of appetite.

Journal of Depression and Anxiety is an Open Access journal that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the field and making them available online without any restrictions or subscriptions to the researchers worldwide.

Journal of Depression and Anxiety is a peer reviewed scientific journal known for rapid dissemination of high-quality research. This Depression Journal with high impact factor offers an open access platform to the authors in academia and industry to publish their novel research. It serves the International Scientific Community with its standard research publications.

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Depression

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. Depressed mood is a feature of some psychiatric syndromes such as major depressive disorder but it may also be a normal reaction to life events such as bereavement, a symptom of some bodily ailments or a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome and strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder. test anxiety, mathematical anxiety, stage fright or somatic anxiety. Another type of anxiety, stranger anxiety and social anxiety are caused when people are apprehensive around strangers or other people in general.

Depression & Aging

Depression and Aging is  the stage of the peoples when an older adult may also sense a loss of control over his or her life due to failing eyesight, hearing loss and other physical changes, as well as external pressures such as limited financial resources. These and other issues often give rise to negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, loneliness and lowered self-esteem, which in turn lead to social withdrawal and apathy.

Post Traumatic Disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect those who personally experience the catastrophe, those who witness it, and those who pick up the pieces afterwards, including emergency workers and law enforcement officers. It can even occur in the friends or family members of those who went through the actual trauma.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders is a psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person's mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Mood disorder is a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classification system where a disturbance in the person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors you feel compelled to perform. Obsessions are involuntary, seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, images, or impulses that occur over and over again in your mind. Compulsions are behaviors or rituals that you feel driven to act out again and again.

Cognitive Disorders

Cognitive disorders are a category of mental health disorders that primarily affect learning, memory, perception, and problem solving, and include amnesia, dementia, and delirium. The four major categories of cognitive disorders are: delirium (a change in consciousness that develops over a short period of time in which people have a reduced awareness of their environment); dementia (a progressive deterioration of brain function that is marked by impairment of memory, confusion and inability to concentrate; amnesia (a significant loss of the memory, despite no loss of other cognitive functions like there is in dementia; and cognitive disorders not otherwise specified (cognitive impairment presumed to be due to a general medical condition or substance use and does not fit into the other categories).

Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. Bipolar disorder is very serious and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies, and can be treated with therapy and medication.

Mental Disorders

A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is mental or behavioral pattern that causes either suffering or a poor ability to function in ordinary life. ental disorders are usually defined by a combination of how a person feels, acts, thinks or perceives

Childhood Disorders

Childhood disorders, often labeled as developmental disorders or learning disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child is of school-age. Although some adults may also relate to some of the symptoms of these disorders, typically the disorder’s symptoms need to have first appeared at some point in the person’s childhood.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart pounds and you can’t breathe. A panic attack may be a one-time occurrence, but many people experience repeat episodes. Recurrent panic attacks are often triggered by a specific situation, such as crossing a bridge or speaking in public—especially if that situation has caused a panic attack before.

Mindfullness Based Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a psychological therapy designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression, specifically in individuals with Major depressive disorder (MDD). It uses traditional Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods and adds in newer psychological strategies such as mindfulness and mindfulness meditation.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth. Symptoms may include sadness, low energy, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced desire for sex, crying episodes, anxiety, and irritability.

Dysthemia

Dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh) is a mild but long-term (chronic) form of depression. Symptoms usually last for at least two years, and often for much longer than that. Dysthymia interferes with your ability to function and enjoy life. With dysthymia, you may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity, and have low self-esteem and an overall feeling of inadequacy.

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal ideation concerns thoughts about or an unusual preoccupation with suicide. Suicidal ideation is generally associated with depression and other mood disorders; however, it seems to have associations with many other psychiatric disorders, life events, and family events, all of which may increase the risk of suicidal ideation.

Neurotic Depression

A neurotic depression is a depression in an emotionally unstable person. Secondary depressions to major personality disorders, neuroses, and drug use disorders fit the above definition. Neurotic depression is one of two main types of depression, the other being psychotic depression. Psychotic depression refers to a type of depression where the sufferer can't function normally and loses touch with reality. This type of depression may be referred to as psychotic major depression or major depression with psychotic features.

Childhood Anxiety

For some children, anxiety affects their behaviour and thoughts on a daily basis, interfering with their school, home and social life. anxiety causes distress or interference that is much greater than anxiety experienced by other children of the same age, it may be called an anxiety disorder.

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Journal of Depression and Anxiety is associated with 3rd International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia during August 31 - September 02, 2015 at Toronto, Canada with a theme "Diagnosis Approaches of Dementia and Alzheimers Disease.

 

*Unofficial 2014 Impact Factors established by dividing the number of articles published in 2012 and 2013 with the number of times they are cited in 2014 based on Google search and the Scholar Citation Index database. If ‘X’ is the total number of articles published in 2012 and 2013, and ‘Y’ is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2014 then, impact factor = Y/X

 

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