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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

  • Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

    FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests. The first step is to explain to children in an age-appropriate way that the vaccinations help [...]

  • Settling Back-to-School Nerves

    SATURDAY, Aug. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s normal for children to feel nervous or anxious about starting or going back to school, but there are a number of things parents can do to ease kids’ concerns, an expert says. “The key to reducing back-to-school jitters is open lines of communication and creating a sense of [...]

  • Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests. Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients’ anxiety. The [...]

  • 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 [...]

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