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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

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mental or physical health problems during the teen years may make it harder to get a good job or to complete higher education later on, a new research review suggests. “Chronic health conditions and particularly mental health conditions contribute substantially to education and employment outcomes,” said [...]

  • Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious?

    People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests.

  • The Surprising Reason You Might Be Socially Anxious

    Levels of the brain chemical serotonin are too high in people with social phobia, rather than too low as previously believed, a new study says.

  • Many Men With Mental Health Issues Don’t Seek Help

    Close to one in 10 American men suffers from depression or anxiety, but fewer than half get treatment, a new survey reveals.

  • Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Help Memory: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women taking menopausal hormone therapy to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes often hope it will also help their menopause-related memory and thinking problems, but a new study reports it won’t. However, oral hormone therapy was linked to mood benefits, the research found. “Hormone therapy is [...]

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