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Elderly US Citizens Should Get Anxiety Screening, Health Panel Recommends

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According to a well-known health standards body, all Americans under the age of 65 should have routine anxiety screenings from their doctors.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is the first to advise persons without symptoms to have an anxiety screening in primary care. The plan is available for public discussion until October 17; nonetheless, the panel often approves its draught recommendations.

The suggestions are based on an analysis of studies examining the potential advantages and hazards of screening that was started prior to the Covid-19 epidemic. The recommendations are “extremely timely” given indications of an increase in mental health issues associated with pandemic isolation and stress, according to task force member and co-author Lori Pbert. Pbert is a psychologist and researcher at the Chan Medical School of the University of Massachusetts.Anxiety

According to Pbert, anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health issues, impacting more than 1 in 4 men and 40% of American women at some point in their life.

Black people, those living in poverty, people who have lost partners and those who have other mental health issues are among adults who face higher risks for developing anxiety, which can manifest as panic attacks, phobias or feeling always on edge. Also, about 1 in 10 pregnant and postpartum women experience anxiety.

Adults who have greater rates of anxiety, which can show as panic attacks, phobias, or a constant state of alertness, include those who are black, poor, have lost spouses, or are living in poverty. Additionally, anxiety affects roughly 1 in 10 women during pregnancy and after delivery.

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