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, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The stigma often associated with mental illness prevents many people from getting the care they need, new research shows. Although one in four people has some form of mental health disorder, the study found that in Europe and the United States, up to 75 percent of those affected do [...]
MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who survive a stroke tend to have a poorer quality of life than male stroke survivors do, a new study suggests. “As more people survive strokes, physicians and other health care providers should pay attention to quality-of-life issues and work to develop better interventions, even gender-specific screening tools, [...]
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Waking up and not feeling rested isn’t just annoying. Researchers say that “non-restorative sleep” is the biggest risk factor for the development of widespread pain in older adults. Widespread pain that affects different parts of the body — the main characteristic of fibromyalgia — affects 15 percent of women [...]
Quitting smoking may be as good for your mental health as it is for your physical health, a new study suggests.
By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If paying the bills and putting food on the table put adults’ nerves on edge, just imagine how today’s overscheduled, frequently tested teenagers must feel. Adolescents reported stress levels during the school year that surpassed those of adults, according to the American Psychological Association’s [...]