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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

  • Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Levels?

    Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

  • Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds. The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart’s mitral valve doesn’t close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart. [...]

  • After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns. “While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there,” said Dr. Thomas Buckley, a senior lecturer and [...]

  • Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with mental health conditions such as depression, chronic anxiety and schizophrenia tend to die at younger ages than their peers without psychiatric disorders, a new research review says. In fact, the researchers estimated that mental health disorders typically rob people of nearly a decade of [...]

  • Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many workers say they wouldn’t tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, a Canadian survey finds. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health poll of more than 2,200 working adults in the province of Ontario found that 38 percent would not disclose a mental illness to [...]

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