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Anxiety Matters

 By Zara Maqbool   In the last few months, I have come across many people who complain of suffering from anxiety. A few of my clients have a similar issue complaining about anxiety that ranges from general anxiety without any distinct manifestation, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, social anxiety or any that comes post a…

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Anxiety and depression among UK workers up nearly a third in four years, figures show

NEWS DESK: Anxiety and depression among workers in the UK has hit a record high, rising by nearly a third in the last four years, new figures reveal, reported The Independent. Research by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), seen exclusively by The Independent, shows that rates of moderate to extreme anxiety and depression among…

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Teen depression — a reality of society

By Maha Shakil In the present world, depression in under-age people in our society has become a reality and this is one of the most alarming facts, which is getting common among youngsters. It’s not unusual for young people to experience the blues or feel down in the dumps occasionally; adolescence is always an unsettling…

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Internet addiction may up risk of depression, anxiety

ISLAMABAD: Excessive use of Internet may significantly increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, especially among college-going students, a study has found. The findings showed that individuals with Internet addiction had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work/school and in social settings. They had…

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Women, young adults at high risk of anxiety: Study

ISLAMABAD: Women as well as young adults are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a new study said. Anxiety disorder — the most common mental health problems —  is often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings. “Anxiety disorders can make life extremely difficult…

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Investing in mental health care boosts economies: WHO

WASHINGTON DC: Investing in care for mental health can have a fourfold return on productivity and better results at work, a study led by World Health Organization (WHO) argued. The study, called ‘Scaling-up Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: A Global Return on Investment Analysis‘, was published in The Lancet Psychiatry on April 13, 2016, said a WHO…

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Asia edgy on lingering growth anxiety

TOKYO: Asian stocks were cautiously up on Wednesday as benign inflation data in China and more gloom in the euro zone economy lent credence to fears of a faltering global economic recovery. The dollar steadied after disappointing data out of Germany and Britain checked the euro's recent bounce. “News of a very large drop in…

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Asian shares soft on anxiety over Iraq

TOKYO: Asian shares struck a cautious tone on Tuesday as the double-whammy of a deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for risk. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent. Japan's Nikkei bucked the trend with rise of a 0.5 percent, though it…

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Oil at 3-month high on Iraq anxiety, stocks steady

LONDON: Oil prices hit a three-month peak on Thursday on worries escalating violence in Iraq may disrupt supply while European shares stabilised near 6-1/2-year highs with gains capped by global growth concerns. Investors have become increasingly anxious after militants from an al-Qaeda splinter group captured Mosul, the OPEC producer's second largest city, and appeared to…

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Afghan female rock fest triumphs, but anxiety over future looms

KABUL (Reuters) – More than 400 Afghan women and girls jumped from their seats, screaming and even headbanging to rock and rap music at an all-female music festival in the capital of Kabul, which organizers say was the largest such event in the country's history.It may also be one of the last. In ultra-conservative Afghanistan,…

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We all are mentally ill and anxiety-hit?

NEW YORK: When Cynthia Craig was diagnosed with postpartum depression eight years ago, she told her family doctor she felt anxious about motherhood. She wondered whether she had made a catastrophic mistake by quitting her job, whether she could cope with the long, lonely hours stay-at-home mothers face – and even whether she should have…

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More birthdays give wealthy unwanted gift: anxiety

WASHINGTON: If you knew you would be around to blow out the candles at your 100th birthday party, would that change how you manage your money today?The answer was yes for three out of four affluent Americans polled in a Merrill Lynch survey released Wednesday. Many will make it there: if you're currently 65 and…

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