Late-life anxiety is coming of age

@article{Beekman2015LatelifeAI,
  title={Late-life anxiety is coming of age},
  author={Aartjan T. F. Beekman and Richard C. Oude Voshaar and Nancy A. Pachana},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={1053 - 1056}
}
Anxiety is an adaptive human experience that may occur at all ages and serves to help draw attention to, avoid or cope with immanent threat and danger. Given its evolutionary importance, it has strong genetic and biological underpinnings, and when it serves that adaptive function for the organism, anxiety may be viewed as useful. However, complex adaptive systems, such as our adaptation to threat or stress, by definition provide many and often interrelated points of breakdown or dysregulation… 
Commentary for special edition on anxiety
  • C. Bryant
  • Psychology
    International Psychogeriatrics
  • 2015
This impressive collection of papers encompasses key themes at the heart of current research on anxiety in older adults, confirming that the study of anxiety in older adults has, indeed come of age
Coping Styles with Anxiety in Patients with Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy
TLDR
This correlation-descriptive study carried out on 276 patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy in university hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences during 2013-2014 found problem focused coping style was used significantly higher than emotional focused coping styles by Patients with cancer.

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