Percy Harvin talks about his anxiety

Percy Harvin talks about his anxiety

Percy Harvin, one of the most aggressive NFL players and an electrifying member of the Minnesota Vikings, made such an impact in the game that he was declared NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 2009. Despite earning accolades for his performance early on, Harvin struggled to sustain his success and soon bade farewell to the football league after the end of the 2016 season. In a recent candid interview with the Sports Illustrated (SI), Harvin talked about some of the decisions that he took, his migraine and crippling anxiety. Read more

California ER doctor suspended for rebuking basketball player suffering from anxiety attack

California ER doctor suspended for rebuking basketball player suffering from anxiety attack

A Northern California emergency room (ER) doctor has been suspended after she was caught on camera misbehaving, mocking, cursing and ridiculing a 20-year-old basketball player who claimed to be suffering from an anxiety attack. Dr. Beth Keegstra (57) of El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, was caught on video tape making fun of Samuel Bardwell, a newly enrolled student at West Valley College in Saratoga. As per the reports, Samuel was rushed to the ER after suffering from a severe anxiety attack during the school’s first summer basketball workout and passed out. Read more

Alyssa Milano on motherhood and overcoming anxiety disorder

Alyssa Milano on motherhood and overcoming anxiety disorder

Motherhood is a beautiful phase in a woman’s life that brings not just happiness, but complications too in the form of physical and mental problems. It is easy to spot physical illnesses, but mental health issues are often ignored that can go on to affect the mother as well as her baby. One of the celebrities to face this challenge is 45-year-old actress and activist Alyssa Milano. According to the “Charmed” actress, her tryst with mental illnesses began with her motherhood. Read more

Americans record higher anxiety level over 2017, finds survey

Americans record higher anxiety level over 2017, finds survey

Anxiety disorders are characterized by persistent, excessive worry or fear. While millions of Americans get affected by mental illnesses every year, a new poll by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has reported a record increase in anxiety levels among Americans (39 percent). According to the national poll, the nation has witnessed a five-point increase in its overall anxiety score. The change is evident across all age groups, races and genders. On a scale of 0 to 100, America’s overall anxiety score stood at 51. Read more

Characters in picture books can help relieve anxiety in children, says study

Characters in picture books can help relieve anxiety in children, says study

Children too tend to suffer from anxiety for myriad reasons; however, unlike adults, they are unable to express their fears and problems. Anxiety is a big health concern among children today, especially due to the disintegration of joint families and the rapid progress in the field of technology. While science has proposed a variety of methods to alleviate anxiety in children, experts are now relying on the power of picture books to help them deal with anxiety. Read more

Dogs can sense anxiety from afar

Dogs can sense anxiety from afar

It’s often said that a man’s best friend is a dog. They are loyal and can understand human commands and emotions more easily than other animals. While most of us find pleasure in the presence of the dogs, many go to great lengths to avoid being in the same room with a dog. They stop visiting friends who own dogs and exhibit the typical symptoms of anxiety, such as breathlessness, clammy hands, increased sweating and panic attack, in the presence of a dog, no matter how friendly it is. Read more

Grammy nominee Julia Michaels reveals her battle with anxiety

Grammy nominee Julia Michaels reveals her battle with anxiety

American singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has joined the league of celebrities publicizing their mental health problems. Michaels, who got two nominations (Best New Artist and Song of the Year) at the 60th Grammy Awards, has opened up about her struggle with anxiety. In a candid article for Glamour, published on Jan. 28, 2018, the 24-year-old star revealed how her first publishing contract as a songwriter introduced her to anxiety. For an 18-year-old girl, as she submitted, it was too much pressure to handle. The pressure to perform left her mind and body so stressed that she felt like trapped in a never-ending spiral. Many a times, she felt as if she was not able to breathe. Read more

More than 64% LGBTQ people experience anxiety disorders, finds survey

More than 64% LGBTQ people experience anxiety disorders, finds survey

A recent survey undertaken by a media group has found that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community were more likely to fall prey to mood or mental health disorders. According to the findings, 64.35 percent of respondents mentioned that they were either living with or had been diagnosed with some form of anxiety disorder. Another 49.63 percent of the participants revealed that they had a mood disorder which ranged from minor blues to something as complex as bipolar disorder. Read more

Challenging parent behavior model can reduce risk of anxiety in children, says study

Challenging parent behavior model can reduce risk of anxiety in children, says study

Anxiety is not just a response to a stressful event or a disease that runs down in families due to genes. Certain situations in life can play an important role in leading to the problem or worsening the problem. According to a recent study, parents who keep a close watch on their children can actually exacerbate the anxiety in their children. As opposed to helicopter parenting where parents tend to become overprotective about their children, those who use the challenging parent behavior (CPB) model help their kids grow up in competitive environments, thereby, reducing their risk of developing anxiety. Read more

Discontinuing antidepressants may increase relapse risk in anxiety patients, says study

Discontinuing antidepressants may increase relapse risk in anxiety patients, says study

Anxiety disorders are a common problem in the United States, with more than 18.1 percent of its population suffering from it. Unfortunately, most people tend to relapse during or after the treatment. Now, a study titled “Risk of relapse after antidepressant discontinuation in anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder” has found how anxiety disorder patients who responded to antidepressants showed reduced relapse rates. Read more