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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

  • Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stress, hostility and depression may increase the risk for stroke, a new study suggests. The study found that depression seemed to raise the risk of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by 86 percent. It also found that stress apparently raised stroke or [...]

  • Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says. “Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment and [...]

  • Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious

    THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents and other caregivers of children who are allergic to milk and eggs have higher anxiety and stress levels than those whose children are allergic to peanuts, researchers report. That finding even surprised the authors of the study published in the July issue of the journal Annals of Allergy, [...]

  • Anxiety May Affect Kids’ Brains

    TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children with anxiety problems actually have a bigger “fear center” in their brain, researchers report. The study included 76 children aged 7 to 9, which is when anxiety-related traits and symptoms can first be reliably detected, according to the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The parents provided information about [...]

  • Trying to Get Pregnant? Man’s Stress Levels May Affect Your Chances

    A small new study suggests that higher levels of stress may hurt the quality of men’s sperm, potentially making it more difficult for them to impregnate women.

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