Pets may help reduce anxiety risk in children: Study

Pets may help reduce anxiety risk in children: Study

Pets are the best companions one could ever get in life. They are fun, innocent and most importantly, they do not judge others around them. However, time and again concerns have been raised regarding the hygiene quotient due to the presence of pets at home and that germs and probable diseases spread through them. But there can be a sense of relief to pets’ lovers as a study revealed that presence of pets can significantly reduce the risk of anxiety in children. Read more

Newborns and toddlers experience anxiety too; look for these signs

Newborns and toddlers experience anxiety too; look for these signs

Crying when hungry or cranky when feeling sleepy are common with newborns and toddlers. However, these could also be the signs of anxiety in children. Though common among adults, anxiety in newborns and toddlers is unexpected and unthoughtful. But, anxiety is rather common in kids. Studies have revealed that kids also exhibit signs of anxiety, especially in situations where they are moving away from their parents or surrounded with unknown people. Read more

Apps that keep anxiety at your fingertips, literally

Apps that keep anxiety at your fingertips, literally

Anxiety disorder is a severe mental problem that interferes with a person’s daily routine and prevents him or her from leading a normal life. It is one of the most common mental disorders in America. With technology playing an important role in every aspect of life, researchers have developed a number of self-monitoring mobile phone-based applications to keep a watch on the user’s mood, sleep pattern, stress level, and even anxiety. Read more