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).
Folks who feel “young at heart” may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests.
THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with a mental illness appear to be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, a new study suggests. “In this study we found that mental ill health was linked with 45,000 missed screens, which potentially could account for 90 avoidable deaths [a year] in the United Kingdom [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before prescribing these drugs to them, the researchers said. “Prescribers and parents don’t realize the abuse potential,” [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests. Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researchers. Early puberty was also linked to social problems, such as [...]
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Schools can play a crucial role in helping the 10 percent to 20 percent of children worldwide who would benefit from some form of mental health treatment, experts say. About 75 percent of adults who use mental health services had a diagnosable disorder before age 18, according to a [...]