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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

  • Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says. More than $500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veterans was conducted between 1994 and 2014, producing many results. [...]

  • Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, or received standard care during image-guided needle biopsies. The meditation focused on [...]

  • Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won’t Raise Seniors’ Dementia Risk: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults’ risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs — collectively called benzodiazepines — can have other side effects and should still be used [...]

  • Transcendental Meditation May Help Relieve PTSD

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Transcendental meditation may help ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in some soldiers and seems to reduce their need for medication, a new study finds. “Regular practice of transcendental meditation provides a habit of calming down and healing the brain,” study lead author Vernon Barnes, a physiologist at the [...]

  • Wage Gap May Be One Reason Why Women Have Higher Risk of Depression

    The wage gap between American women and men might be one reason why women have higher rates of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.

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