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  1. Childhood Growth Linked to Adult Stress

    Oct. 4, 2002 -- The smaller someone is at birth and as a young child, the more psychological problems that person might have as an adult. That's the finding of a new study that looked at thousands of people throughout their lives. Researchers already knew that low birth weight and poor weight gain a

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  2. Laid-Back Mice Provide Anxiety Clues

    Oct. 2, 2002 -- Some mice just naturally seem to deal with stress and anxiety better than others, and researchers say humans may soon benefit from this genetic quirk. A new study shows mice that lack a certain enzyme are much more sensitive to their own calming brain chemicals. And the authors sugge

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  3. Kids Afraid of Life

    It's not uncommon for kids -- as well as adults -- to be shy. They may be uncomfortable when meeting new people or being in new situations. But once they've gotten their feet wet, so to speak, they're usually fine. For others though, that initial feeling of discomfort never goes away and keeps them

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  4. Still Feeling Jumpy?

    The trauma of Sept. 11 continues for many Americans in the form of "feeling jumpy" or anxious as they go through their daily activities. Jerilyn Ross of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America says that's normal. "Right now, many people are having trouble sleeping, feeling very emotional, or ex

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  5. Antidepressant Treats Severe Anxiety in Children

    -->May 29, 2002 -- An antidepressant drug may be just what the doctor ordered for children suffering from disabling anxiety. "These children are often in therapy [to help them manage their anxiety] but we've never had a good [drug] treatment for generalized anxiety disorder [in children]," researche

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  6. Air Travelers More Stressed After 9/11

    March 27, 2002 -- Checking in at the airport and flying in an airplane will never be same after the tragic events of Sept. 11, and a new study shows air passengers are feeling the stress. The survey found the number of commercial air travelers that say they now find flying to be at least somewhat st

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  7. Business Trips Cause Stress at Home

    March 8, 2002 -- Stressed out by your spouse's frequent business trips? You're not alone. Partners of frequent business travelers are three times as likely to suffer mental health problems, says a new study. "It is beginning to be understood that the boundary between the workplace and the home is pe

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  8. Anxiety in America -- Terror's Aftermath

    --> Dec. 26, 2001 -- Our whole world changed on Sept. 11, leaving us in a state of high anxiety. The most mundane events now seem ominous. The sound of planes flying overhead once evoked daydreams of exotic destinations. Now, they remind us of mass destruction. Our pulse races as we open the mail, n

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  9. Panic -- The Real Enemy

    -->Oct. 18, 2001 -- An alert nation nervously watches for news of the latest anthrax attacks. How safe are we? Pretty darn safe -- so far, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We are not experiencing a national outbreak of anthrax," the CDC's acting deputy director, Julie Gerberding

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  10. Doctors Target Two Brain Chemicals to Treat Depression, Anxiety

    Sept. 17, 2001 -- Many people with depression also experience some degree of anxiety, which can include excessive worrying, heart palpitations, sweating, and stomach ills. When these complications happen, mental health symptoms can be more severe, and the road to recovery can be even rockier than wh

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