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UK children pick ‘anxiety’ as their word of 2021
In the second pandemic year, this was the top choice of more than 8,000 children asked for the words they would use to discuss health and wellbeing

Alison Flood

18, Jan, 2022 @11:44 AM

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‘A safe haven’: how Dungeons & Dragons is slaying social anxiety
The world’s most successful role-playing game could provide a home amid the chaos for those struggling with post-lockdown angst

Andy Hazel

29, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Stop watching me! How Zoom helped me overcome my dread of phone calls | Deirdre Fidge
After actively avoiding phone conversations for most of my life, pandemic video conferencing has shown me what a holiday face-free time can be

Deirdre Fidge

16, Nov, 2021 @4:34 AM

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‘It’s mind-boggling’: the complex, and growing, use of medicinal cannabis in Australia
Tens of thousands of people are turning to the drug to treat a range of conditions – but the evidence is patchy and costs can be high

Manuela Callari

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Treasury minister praised for divulging his agoraphobia
Simon Clarke explained his absence from pre-budget photo op was due to condition that affects thousands in UK

Sarah Marsh

28, Oct, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Third of new students in England show signs of depression, survey suggests
‘Experimental’ ONS survey of first-years finds 37% have symptoms of depression and 39% of anxiety

Sally Weale Education correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Sindhu Vee and her father go back in time: ‘As a child, I was always copying him’
The comedian and her dad recreate a childhood photo and talk about early days in India, agoraphobia and swapping banking for comedy

Harriet Gibsone

09, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Study finds Covid-19 pandemic worsened mental health around the world
Estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of depression during pandemic, say researchers

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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‘Eco-anxiety’: fear of environmental doom weighs on young people
Although not a diagnosable condition, experts says climate anxiety is on the rise worldwide

Andrew Gregory Health editor

06, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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‘We were witness to magic’: ex-Drones drummer Mike Noga’s posthumous swansong
In the lead-up to the belated release of an apocalyptic yet hopeful final album, the late musician’s family open up about his talents and struggles

Walter Marsh

05, Oct, 2021 @12:29 AM

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How standup comedy helped me conquer anxiety, depression – and fear of public speaking
Finding a humorous angle to some of my darkest episodes – and sharing them with strangers – was strangely cathartic

Nick McGrath

25, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘I’m dealing with stuff’: Naomi Osaka questions her future in tennis
After crashing out of the US Open, the troubled star says she doesn’t know when she’ll play her next match

Edward Helmore

04, Sep, 2021 @5:10 PM

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