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Anxiety

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

  • 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’ [...]

  • The Strange Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

    People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

  • Family Struggles May Affect Boys’ Brain Development

    MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Family problems early in life might raise boys’ risk of depression and anxiety, which is also tied to altered brain structure in their late teens and early 20s, a new study suggests. But the findings have a bright side, one researcher said. “Early life experiences have an effect on the [...]

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with a mental health disorder taking commonly prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy appear to have fewer delivery complications, a new study suggests. However, babies born to these women may have a higher risk of problems, such as breathing issues, the study said. “Our findings provide evidence that taking these antidepressants [...]

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