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Anxiety can be a good thing—in 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).

Anxiety News

  • Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens’ Mental Health

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who feel a round-the-clock compulsion to participate on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter may pay a price in lost sleep. They may also face a higher risk for depression and anxiety, new research suggests. British researchers surveyed nearly 470 teens to explore [...]

  • Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

    In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or “magic mushrooms” may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.

  • Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it’s expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows. In questioning more than 2,000 adults, nearly 90 percent said they place equal value on mental and physical health. But one-third said mental health care is inaccessible. [...]

  • Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says. “Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears, especially during times of transition, like starting a new [...]

  • How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests. “We often don’t think about how important parents’ own attitudes are in determining their children’s academic achievement. But our work suggests that if a parent is walking around saying ‘Oh, I don’t like math’ [...]

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