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).
False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests.
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research. And those language difficulties can have far-reaching academic consequences, the study found. The study, published online April 21 in Pediatrics, looked at [...]
FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Domestic violence witnessed by American children often goes unreported or unpunished, but causes fear and anxiety among the youngsters, a new study finds. The research, published in April 7 in the journal Psychology of Violence, included 517 children, of whom 75 percent witnessed domestic violence, 21 percent heard it [...]
THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds. There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]
Patients’ blood pressure readings are notably higher when they’re taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds.