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May 13, 1997 | by Myung Oak Kim, Daily News Staff Writer
More than a third of women with a common heart disorder are misdiagnosed with anxiety, according to a study by researchers at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. Only 4 percent of men in the study were misdiagnosed. The report is one more in a growing number that show doctors treat men and women differently. The study of a common type of arrythmia was made public last week at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology in New Orleans.
NEWS
April 30, 1998 | By Faye Flam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A woman experiencing a bad bout of PMS-related anxiety may feel remarkably similar to a drug or alcohol addict quitting cold turkey. Neurologist Sheryl Smith of Allegheny University of the Health Sciences found that, in rats, hormonal shifts associated with PMS caused brain changes similar to those associated with withdrawal. Her findings are published in today's issue of the journal Nature. Scientists had for some time associated premenstrual syndrome with a monthly drop in the hormone progesterone, but Smith found a more complicated explanation for anxiety in the days around menstruation.
NEWS
November 6, 2002 | By Sherry Wolkoff
These are tough times for the born worriers among us, not to mention the typically calm. Terrorism alerts, sniper shootings, bombings, calls for war, anthrax and other biological threats - it's a wonder that anyone can get to sleep at night. Since 9/11, worry and anxiety have become a daily part of all of our lives. Unfortunately, it is affecting children as well, at a time when they should be carefree and feeling secure. To help individuals, families and professional counselors deal with anxiety, the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern New Jersey and the Katz Jewish Community Center will cosponsor their fourth annual community conference Nov. 24 at the center, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill.
SPORTS
June 25, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dante Cunningham is blessed with a calm demeanor. But the Villanova basketball player admits that he's been a little anxious of late. Something about the uncertainty of where, or if, he'll be drafted in tonight's NBA draft will do that. "[The] last night, you are tossing and turning" in bed, Cunningham said yesterday. "You can't go to a team and tell them, 'Pick me here.' " Several mock drafts have the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward going in the second round. DraftExpress.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Evi Heilbrunn, For The Inquirer
Scott Stossel, editor of the Atlantic magazine, is most terrified of vomiting. Though he hasn't spewed in more than 35 years, his fear of the act is extreme. A successful writer and married father of two, he carries airsickness bags wherever he goes and obsessively tracks stomach-virus outbreaks in fear of having to throw up. Emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, may be Stossel's most extreme and long-standing worry. But he also becomes sweaty and squeamish at the thought of public speaking (glossophobia)
NEWS
February 20, 1992 | By Ronda Sharpe, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Because of the recession, eight million unemployed adults across the country experience anxiety, fear and frustration almost daily. The same signs of stress are appearing in children living in the economically depressed Bristol Township section of Bucks County, where many parents have lost jobs since the recent division closings at USX Fairless Hills. "The steel mill was a major employer (in this area)," said Samuel Savitz, guidance department chairman at Neil A. Armstrong Junior High School in Bristol.
NEWS
September 20, 1994 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Can it be that the very systems we employ to make us feel more secure also make us feel insecure and anxious? Mary Ann Laydon thinks so. Dr. Laydon is director of education at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy. "Living in a fortress carries a psychological price," Laydon says. "We are seeing many more people with anxiety problems today than in the past. " There is no doubt that Americans are scared. An article in the current issues of New Choices, a magazine targeted to retirees, contends anxiety about crime even pervades communities that have none at all. It describes the tiny town of Dime Box, Texas, where church suppers and porch swings are the big excitements.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1989 | By Andy Wickstrom, Special to The Inquirer
Near the beginning of Living With High Blood Pressure (59 minutes, $34.95), we meet a succession of people who have had to alter their lives to accommodate the limitations imposed by hypertension. As these people recall the surprise and disbelief upon learning they had the disease, the viewer can catch a glimpse of that initial anxiety. It's an anxiety that only knowledge can lessen, and this well-produced videotape from Creative Street in Indianapolis is a step in that direction.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle University junior Raynita Williams was sure she had brought her smartphone to the store, but couldn't find it. "I felt anxiety," says Williams, 20, a communications major. "My heart was pumping. I started sweating. I yelled. I accused innocent people - strangers. " As her cyber life passed before her eyes, she contemplated what she would miss if her phone was, gulp, gone. "I thought about how was I going to get my numbers back. How was I going to get on Twitter? How was I going to get on Instagram?"
NEWS
March 7, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
One of the least appealing new movie genres could be called the nightmare comedy, films that show a venture in which everything goes wrong. Examples include dating ("After Hours"), home renovation ("The Money Pit") and tourism ("National Lampoon's Summer Vacation"). It may be that this approach is so popular because people like to see their anxieties played out in a humorous way. If so, then the the latest entry in the field has picked the perfect subject. Offhand, I can only think of two activities that make the palms sweat as profusely as "Moving" - going to the dentist and giving a speech before a crowd of strangers.
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December 13, 2015 | By Sarah Whitman, M.D., For The Inquirer
When athletes suffer an injury, it's not just the body that takes the hit. Athletes' psyches can also suffer. What is it about physical injuries that can lead to depression? Losing something you enjoy. Most athletes love the sport they play. They love the competition, and because they're good at competing, they love the success they have. An injured athlete may also stop going to practice and games, and be left out of activities with other players. For many athletes, the team is a big part of their social circle, and when that's taken away, it's a loss.
NEWS
September 28, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a young girl growing up in Wilmington, Trish Whetham dreamed of owning horses. In 2004, her dream came true. Now 59, Whetham runs Morningstar Stables, a sprawling compound in London Britain Township, Chester County, where she lives with her husband and where she says her two adult daughters learned strong work ethics. Like many of her neighbors in the county's rural southeastern corner - as well as 1.6 million around Philadelphia and South Jersey, and more than 13 million households throughout the country - she and her family use a well for water to drink, to cook, to wash.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Daniel Kaye has battled anxiety and depression since his teen years, but most people didn't know that. His mother, of course, knew his stomach was in knots almost every day he left home for middle and then high school. His wife was by his side on Halloween 1998 when he hit rock bottom, his heart pounding with panic, his body dripping with sweat because he was convinced he was going to die that night. But those who encountered Kaye at work, who knew him through his son's school, who admired him for his work as a member of the Abington school board?
NEWS
August 31, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - A current of anxiety about Hillary Rodham Clinton's agonizing summer ran through the halls of the Hilton hotel here late last week as party leaders gathered for the biannual meeting of the Democratic National Committee. She has struggled to explain her use of an unsecured private email server as secretary of state, and now lawyers and the FBI are involved. A majority of voters in a recent Quinnipiac poll said they don't consider her honest or trustworthy. And her once-vast lead in the Democratic presidential race has shrunk.
NEWS
August 15, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the heated controversy stirred by the firing of a popular teacher over her same-sex marriage still simmering, officials at Waldron Mercy Academy say they are taking extraordinary steps to protect returning students. Administrators at the private Catholic elementary school on the Main Line say a psychologist has been invited to work with faculty and staff on how to handle questions that might arise about the June dismissal of Margie Winters, fired after a parent complained to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catholic Education about Winters' marriage.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I just found out that my long-distance boyfriend has been lying to me. He was supposed to be at a location for work for 15 weeks. Apparently, that turned to six because his job wanted him to return to go to school. That meant an incredibly difficult time for him to manage school, work, and his kids, and he said he felt a tremendous amount of pressure to see me. He thought lying to me about his location would keep me from pressuring him to see me. I'm devastated.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BRETT BROWN has experienced the anxiety of the ride to numerous NBA championships. There were many plays, games and series that had coach Gregg Popovich and his staff missing many hours of sleep en route to five titles in 16 years. Still, Brown's most anxious times coaching in the NBA have been during the past two Mays. While that is playoff time for the Spurs, it has been draft lottery time for the 76ers under his watch, with the Sixers finishing with the second-worst record in the league a year ago (when they drafted Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick)
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Passengers who survived this week's Amtrak crash may have a rough month ahead of them, psychologically speaking, but most will recover on their own without much help from professionals. "Most people will naturally figure this out and come out of it," said David Yusko, clinical director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Predicting who won't is more challenging, he said. He and Kenneth Reinhard, a New York psychologist who worked for decades at a VA hospital, agreed that educating people about what they are likely to feel - normalizing those painful emotions - would help them accept and process their responses.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, For The Inquirer
A set of young twins entered my office as though they were there to be executed - silent and grim-faced. In fact, they were there merely for a psychological evaluation. And my office is bright and filled with toys - hardly a dungeon. Nonetheless, their mother had to drag them in. I couldn't make them laugh, smile, answer my questions - or even look at me. Their mother explained their strange silence was the main reason she had brought her twins to the appointment. Although they were "chatterboxes" at home, talking easily to both parents, other family members, and each other, they had never talked at their elementary school.
NEWS
January 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zamzow, For The Inquirer
Some of the autistic children Connor Kerns works with have odd fears: exposed pipes, bubbles on pizza, a microwave's beep. These may seem innocuous to many people, but for someone with autism, they can trigger a wave of worry and anxiety. About 40 percent to 60 percent of people with autism have a diagnosable anxiety disorder or an atypical anxiety driven by irregular fears or unusual social anxiety, said Kerns, assistant professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Anxiety is a common concern for the parents of autistic children and adults on the spectrum.
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