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- Lots of methods for reducing anxiety can be a little embarrassing when used in public or simply not doable in a short timeframe. But these small mindfulness activities can work to manage stress in a pinch.
- Health anxiety is real, and it may raise your risk of heart disease, a new study finds.
- While Xanax has the potential to significantly improve the lives of people with anxiety disorders, it also comes with health risks.
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- New research suggests that exposure to frightening material as a child may have long-lasting consequences, and lead to anxiety as an adult.
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- Cancer may have another side effect; a new study finds survivors face mental health challenges as well.
Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of a type of mental illness of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans may be affected by one or more of them.