Letters: Jul. 1, 2002

Why Do We Worry Ourselves Sick?

Your cover story "The Science Of Anxiety" was a welcome relief [HEALTH, June 10]. The anxiety disorder is one of the last mental-health taboos because others, such as depression and bipolar disorder, have received a lot more attention in recent years. And the taboo seems to be rooted in the belief that anxiety conveys a weakness; it is misunderstood and not taken seriously. Your report will help sufferers enormously. STEPHEN J. FITZMARTIN Philadelphia

It was very refreshing to read about ways other than medication that can be used to alleviate anxiety. Lifestyle changes, therapy, exercise...

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