Anxiety can be a good thingin small amounts. A little bit of anxiety can prompt you to study for a big test or get to work on time. Too much anxiety, however, can damage your physical or emotional health. Feeling extreme fear or worry that’s out of proportion to the actual risk can be a problem, particularly if it interferes with daily life. There are many types of anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, or received standard care during image-guided needle biopsies. The meditation focused on [...]
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults’ risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs — collectively called benzodiazepines — can have other side effects and should still be used [...]
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Transcendental meditation may help ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in some soldiers and seems to reduce their need for medication, a new study finds. “Regular practice of transcendental meditation provides a habit of calming down and healing the brain,” study lead author Vernon Barnes, a physiologist at the [...]
The wage gap between American women and men might be one reason why women have higher rates of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.
Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help.