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).
Music can help soothe the fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for sedatives, according to a new study.
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report. Released Thursday, the report represents the government’s first comprehensive look at mental disorders in children. It focuses on diagnoses [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who participate in the creative arts — such as music therapy, dance, art therapy and writing — may be helping to reduce the anxiety, depression and pain that can be associated with their diagnosis, according to a new report. Taking part in these creative arts [...]
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) — Extreme fatigue is common in U.S. teens and often goes untreated, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens, aged 13 to 18, and found that 3 percent reported having extreme fatigue that had lasted at least three months and was not relieved by rest. Half of the [...]
By Lisa EspositoHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) — It’s the day after the Boston Marathon bombings and three people are dead, including an 8-year-old boy who came to cheer his father on during the race. The boy’s mother and sister are both seriously injured. A nation is on edge — again. And parents are [...]