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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

  • The Surprising Health Risks of Being a Very Picky Eater

    A kid who is a seriously “picky eater” is also likely to struggle with emotional problems like anxiety and depression, new research suggests.

  • People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

    Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

  • Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

    WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood, a new study suggests. Duke University researchers found that children with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and/or behavioral problems were six times more likely than those with no psychiatric problems to have difficulties [...]

  • For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic

    FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with social anxiety who perform good deeds may have less trouble relaxing and interacting with others, new research finds. These acts of kindness can boost feelings of happiness and foster positive views of the world. Over time, deeds that promote positive interactions may enable people with this disorder [...]

  • Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people with chronic back pain who also have depression or anxiety, narcotic painkillers may not be the best therapy for their pain, a new study finds. “A lot of patients have depression and anxiety on top of their back pain,” said lead researcher Dr. Ajay [...]

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