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People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

July 28, 2015

Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.


Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

July 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood, a new study suggests.
Duke University researchers found that children with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and/or behavioral problems were six times more likely than those with no psychiatric problems to have difficulties […]


For Those With Social Anxiety, Acts of Kindness May Be Therapeutic

July 10, 2015

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with social anxiety who perform good deeds may have less trouble relaxing and interacting with others, new research finds.
These acts of kindness can boost feelings of happiness and foster positive views of the world. Over time, deeds that promote positive interactions may enable people with this disorder […]


Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers

July 9, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people with chronic back pain who also have depression or anxiety, narcotic painkillers may not be the best therapy for their pain, a new study finds.
“A lot of patients have depression and anxiety on top of their back pain,” said lead researcher Dr. Ajay […]


Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

June 22, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mental or physical health problems during the teen years may make it harder to get a good job or to complete higher education later on, a new research review suggests.
“Chronic health conditions and particularly mental health conditions contribute substantially to education and employment outcomes,” said […]


Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious?

June 19, 2015

People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests.


The Surprising Reason You Might Be Socially Anxious

June 18, 2015

Levels of the brain chemical serotonin are too high in people with social phobia, rather than too low as previously believed, a new study says.


Many Men With Mental Health Issues Don’t Seek Help

June 11, 2015

Close to one in 10 American men suffers from depression or anxiety, but fewer than half get treatment, a new survey reveals.


Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Help Memory: Study

June 3, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women taking menopausal hormone therapy to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes often hope it will also help their menopause-related memory and thinking problems, but a new study reports it won’t.
However, oral hormone therapy was linked to mood benefits, the research found.
“Hormone therapy is […]


Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being around animals may help reduce social anxiety in children with autism, new research suggests.
The findings could lead to new treatment approaches that use pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs to help children with autism improve their social skills and interactions with other people, the researchers […]



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