STLMoms: Positives & Negatives of Anxiety in Students

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(KTVI) - Many students are anxious when it comes to taking tests, but a study finds anxiety doesn't always have a negative effect on test results.

Researchers at England's Cambridge University studied nearly 100 students with a computer test. They found students who had good working memories did well despite increased anxiety, while students with poor working memories did poorly.

Researchers concluded that anxiety can have a negative impact on test taking, but there are times when a little anxiety can motivate you to succeed.

Pediatric Psychiatrist Dr. Duru Sakhrani with Mercy Children's Hospital talked about detecting anxiety in our kids.