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).
Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone? A new study suggests that college students who can’t keep their hands off their mobile devices — “high-frequency cellphone users” — report higher levels of anxiety, less satisfaction with life and lower grades than peers who use their cellphones less frequently.
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that immersing yourself in news of a shocking and tragic event may not be good for your emotional health. People who watched, read and listened to the most coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings — six or more hours daily — reported [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis patients can generally look forward to a much better quality of life today than they did 20 years ago, new research suggests. The observation is based on a comparative multi-year tracking of more than 1,100 rheumatoid arthritis patients. All had been diagnosed with the [...]
Going online to search for health information may not be a good idea for people who fear uncertainty, according to a new study. For these people, the false belief that they suffer from a serious disease (hypochondria) can worsen as they scour the Internet in an attempt to pinpoint symptoms, a Baylor University researcher found.
TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) — One-on-one talks with nurses help mothers of premature infants cope with feelings of anxiety, confusion and doubt, a new study reveals. “Having a prematurely born baby is like a nightmare for the mother,” Lisa Segre, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, said in a university [...]