Francesca Coltrera

Francesca Coltrera is an award-winning medical writer and co-author of Living Through Breast Cancer and The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Fitness Plan. She is a senior content writer for Harvard Health Publishing and was a frequent contributor to the Special Health Report series. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, SELF, and the Boston Herald among other venues. She is interested in a wide variety of health topics, including mental health, emotional and physical wellness, women’s health, exercise, longevity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, caregiving, and end-of-life issues.


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Anxiety: What it is, what to do

Francesca Coltrera

Senior Content Writer, Harvard Health Publishing

Some anxiety in your life is normal and may be beneficial, but a response to anxiety that is out of proportion to the cause or source can be an indicator of an anxiety disorder. There are a variety of treatments for anxiety, and often the most effective approach is a combination of different methods.