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).
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Schools can play a crucial role in helping the 10 percent to 20 percent of children worldwide who would benefit from some form of mental health treatment, experts say. About 75 percent of adults who use mental health services had a diagnosable disorder before age 18, according to a [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports. Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for about 32 percent [...]
Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.
Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that “talk therapy” is the better first option.
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study. The finding indicates that [...]