A racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we’ve all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it’s rarely discussed.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it’s not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that’s a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The illness that made 30 Springfield Public school students sick enough to go to the hospital Thursday was not caused by carbon monoxide, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. A group of fourth and fifth graders became sick while rehearsing for a choir concert. On Friday, school officials say all the students are fine, and health officials think the illness may have been caused by nerves. Bethany Mattson says she was never really worried about her fifth-grade daughter, who was rehearsing with her classmates Thursday morning in the school’s auditorium. But she can see why other parents may have felt differently.
Going back to school can be absolutely terrifying to some kids, who sometimes end up worrying about how their peers and teachers will view them. Those are all things Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder has heard in her office.
Summer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.
The skies turn gray. The lightning cracks. Thunder booms. For most of us, a fleeting moment of fear is as bad as it gets. “Even when there’s not a storm, [kids are] checking the weather, they’re feeling nervous if it gets overcast. That’s different,” said Dr. Steven Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic child psychologist who specializes in anxiety.
Kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.
New research shows one in four students at the University of Minnesota is diagnosed with a form of mental illness every year. There are so many cases, in fact, the University’s mental health services is struggling to with demand.
Royce White couldn’t wait any longer. Last weekend, just before the Houston Rockets opened training camp, he called his agent and told him he had a problem.
For many people, balancing family life with work and everything else in between can get the best of you. But a new study found anxiety causes women’s brains to work harder than men’s when put in the same situations.
The calendar may still say it is summer but it didn’t feel that way to thousands of Minnesota kids as they headed off to school.
One thing that most of us have in common is that we all have our fears. But do those fears get so extreme that they turn into phobias? Are some of these phobias caused by […]