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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

  • Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Domestic violence witnessed by American children often goes unreported or unpunished, but causes fear and anxiety among the youngsters, a new study finds. The research, published in April 7 in the journal Psychology of Violence, included 517 children, of whom 75 percent witnessed domestic violence, 21 percent heard it [...]

  • Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds. There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 civilian workers in Iraq and [...]

  • The “White Coat Effect” is Real: Doctors Really DO Raise Your Blood Pressure

    Patients’ blood pressure readings are notably higher when they’re taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds.

  • Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Wearing special video glasses while undergoing certain types of outpatient procedures may help reduce patients’ anxiety, a new study suggests. “Whether they were watching a children’s movie or a nature show, patients wearing video glasses were successful at tuning out their surroundings,” said lead author Dr. David Waldman, chair [...]

  • For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Long-term unions tend to stay happy if the husband has an agreeable personality and is in good health, according to a new study. Whether a wife is agreeable and in good health, however, doesn’t play as big a role in predicting marital harmony, the researchers found. “It’s [...]

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