Anxiety can be a good thingin 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).
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) — The monstrous tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect a child’s mental well-being. But even thunderstorms with lightning and strong winds can be emotionally upsetting, too, health experts note. Some anxiety in the face [...]
Music can help soothe the fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for sedatives, according to a new study.
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report. Released Thursday, the report represents the government’s first comprehensive look at mental disorders in children. It focuses on diagnoses [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who participate in the creative arts — such as music therapy, dance, art therapy and writing — may be helping to reduce the anxiety, depression and pain that can be associated with their diagnosis, according to a new report. Taking part in these creative arts [...]
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) — Extreme fatigue is common in U.S. teens and often goes untreated, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens, aged 13 to 18, and found that 3 percent reported having extreme fatigue that had lasted at least three months and was not relieved by rest. Half of the [...]