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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

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

    FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Daughters who were born to older mothers may be at increased risk for stress, anxiety and depression when they reach young adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 1,200 Australians born between 1989 and 1991 for two decades. They found that daughters born to mothers who were aged 30-34 [...]

  • Heart Transplant Mental Toll May Be Greater for Women

    TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women may have more mental stress after a heart transplant than men, a new study finds. Heart transplant patients with higher levels of mental stress are less likely to take medications as prescribed and are at higher risk for infection, the researchers noted. The study looked at 91 heart transplant [...]

  • Surgeon’s Calming Words May Ease Stress of Surgery

    TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Few moments in life are more daunting than those just before a surgery. But a new study finds that some reassuring words from a doctor just before an operation begins may be more effective than drugs in easing patient anxiety. The French study was led by Dr. Emmanuel Boselli, [...]

  • How Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Cancer

    For kids battling cancer, relief from the stress of their situation may come on four legs, a new study shows.

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

    FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one-third of American teens are bullied, but fewer than a quarter of them get mental health help, a new study indicates. Victims of bullying are at risk for problems such as anxiety, depression and self-harm, said researchers led by Dr. Amira El Sherif, a pediatrician in Fayettville, N.C. Her [...]

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