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).
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study. The finding indicates that [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While a burly kid on the playground may be the stereotype of a childhood bully, a new study suggests some of the most damaging bullies are as close to home as you can get: They’re siblings who tease, make fun of and physically hurt their [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests. The first step is to explain to children in an age-appropriate way that the vaccinations help [...]
SATURDAY, Aug. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s normal for children to feel nervous or anxious about starting or going back to school, but there are a number of things parents can do to ease kids’ concerns, an expert says. “The key to reducing back-to-school jitters is open lines of communication and creating a sense of [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests. Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients’ anxiety. The [...]