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  1. Best Ways to Ease Anxiety Disorders

    Feb. 3, 2006 -- Meditation may ease anxiety among people who suffer from anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). But a new study suggests meditation isn't necessarily better than other types of relaxation techniques at treating anxiety disorders. Researchers reviewed two st

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  2. Fear of Public Speaking Hardwired

    April 20, 2006 -- Fear of public speaking strikes some people harder -- and differently -- than others, according to a new study. The study shows that those who suffer most over speaking in public get more anxious -- not less anxious -- as their presentation gets under way. And when it's over, inste

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  3. Your Child and Anxiety: School Stress Starts Early

    Call it pressure. Call it great expectations. Whatever its name the result is the same: school stress. It starts as soon as kindergarten. It turns play into competitive sport. It turns the joy of learning into a struggle to excel. It turns friends into social connections and charitable acts into a l

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  4. Fear of Public Speaking Hardwired

    April 20, 2006 -- Fear of public speaking strikes some people harder -- and differently -- than others, according to a new study. The study shows that those who suffer most over speaking in public get more anxious -- not less anxious -- as their presentation gets under way. And when it's over, inste

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  5. Chronic Stress May Boost Anxiety

    April 17, 2006 -- Being stressed out for a long period of time might increase anxiety, a new study shows. The study, published in Behavioral Neuroscience, lays some of the blame on stress hormones. Those stress hormones -- such as cortisol and corticotropin-releasing hormone -- can help respond to a

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  6. Got a Phobia? Hormone May Help

    March 30, 2006 -- The hormone cortisol may help defuse phobias, new research shows. A phobia is a persistent, excessive fear of a specific object or situation. Scientists recently studied two small groups of people with phobias. One group feared public speaking; the others were extremely afraid of s

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  7. How to Conquer Your Fear of Flying

    Mary Avis had been a white-knuckle flyer for years. But on one fateful flight from Virginia to Boston several years ago, her fear finally took complete control. Although the weather was clear and the flight was smooth, Avis panicked. "I was sure that if I stood up, the floor would collapse and I'd f

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  8. Anxiety Disorders May Up Physical Woes

    Oct. 23, 2006 -- Anxiety disorders may make certain physical health problems more likely, a new study shows. Anxiety disorders "should be considered an important public health problem," write the researchers. They included Jitender Sareen, MD, FRCPC, of Canada's University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. I

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  9. Panic Disorder Often Undertreated

    Sept. 15, 2006 -- Many people with panic disorder may not be getting top-notch treatment from their primary care doctors. So say Peter Roy-Byrne, MD, and colleagues in The Lancet. Roy-Byrne works in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department at the University of Washington School of Medicine

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  10. Recognizing Childhood Depression and Anxiety

    Depression in children is an increasingly recognized problem. Learn the symptoms of childhood depression. Sometimes kids get sad. They may act depressed. Most kids get over the worst of these symptoms in a couple of days. Some don't. Parents, if they know to look, can tell the difference, says Maril

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