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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Sharing Grief, Shock on the WebMD Message Boards

    -->Sept. 12 2001 -- From homes, from offices, people all over the world are speaking out through the WebMD message boards. How could this terrorist act in New York City and Washington, D.C., have happened? Who is responsible? What can I tell my children? What can I tell myself? Kaylee146 in Canada:

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  9. The Secret Social Phobia

    June 11, 2001 -- Your friends are planning a day out at the ballpark, or the museum, or the mall. You'd love to join them, but instead, you make up an excuse and decline. You feel ashamed, unhappy, and utterly alone, but you will not reveal your secret: an inability to urinate in public restrooms th

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  10. Good Care Rare for Depression and Anxiety.

    Jan. 15, 2001 -- Most people with depression or anxiety just get along the best they can -- and do so without the benefit of proper medical help. That rather depressing news sparked more than a little anxiety in experts contacted by WebMD, who point out that the medications and counseling techniques

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