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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

  • Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatment approaches that use pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs to help children with autism improve their social skills and interactions with other people, the researchers [...]

  • More Than 4 Million Americans With Full-Time Jobs Suffer From Anxiety Disorders

    A new study finds that 4.3 million Americans with full-time jobs had an anxiety disorder in the past year.

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children’s Mental Health

    MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There is a link between sleep and young children’s mental health, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at sleep patterns and the mental health of 1,000 children starting when they were toddlers. They found that those with sleep disorders at age 4 were at increased risk for mental health [...]

  • Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult’s mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests. Kids who are the victims of bullies are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and to try to hurt themselves as young [...]

  • More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds. About 70 percent of adults who survived cancer in childhood have a mild or moderate chronic condition. And nearly one-third have a severe, disabling [...]

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