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what are the causes of anxiety from a behavioral perspective

A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Thyroid or other: hormonal issues can be a cause or part of the cause of mood disorders such as anxiety that goes beyond what we all experience at times. Fluctuations ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
High Estrogen, Anxie: I understand your concern. At this time, Let Wise Woman in you write about: High Fat Diet? High Dairy intake? Diabetes? Medications- Tetracycline, Phe ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety and : Behavioral changes are very rare side effects of mepergan.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Somewhat: It is certainly possible for fear and anxiety to cause clinging behavior in children. If he feels insecure, he will need more attention from you to re ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Many: Not completely known but genetics appears to present an underlying predisposition and then biological factors (such as infections and other illnesses) ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
SXS: May feel stressed, over whelmed, have difficulty making decisions or concentrating, moody, and have problems with things like sleep or eating.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unknown: There are many studies that are highly suggestive that this disease is caused by an abnormal metabolism or use of Dopamine and related transmitters in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eliezer Schwartz
42 years experience Clinical Psychology
Interacting factors!: Social anxiety is usually caused by several interacting factors. A person can have a genetic or neurological vulnerability (for example more sensitiv ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
No single answer: Mental disorder is a broad term, like "disease, " there is no single set of symptoms that define it, except that it affects behavior and or thinking ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Multiple causes: Medical causes for panic attacks include: mitral valve prolapse, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar, stimulant use and medication withdrawal.For depr ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Internal conflict: Very real and physical things happen during a panic attack. One of the reason that panic attacks occur is because an unresolved internal feeling is b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
LD= difficulty: A learning disability implys that a person is having difficulty with a specific area of learning that is inconsistent with his/her basic intellect. In ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Masochism: "masochism" has many meanings, from a self-defeating way of behaving with others, to a sexual perversion. Van der kolk speaks of compulsion to repeat ... Read More
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Multiple areas: Correlations have been demonstrated between the symptoms of dissociation and the right temporo parietal junction, an area involved in perspective taki ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please Clarify: I do not know from your question if you are asking what causes fear in mental patients or what causes us to be afraid of mental patients. Fear is ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
CBT. Can worsen it.: CBT combines cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. Cognitive therapy attempts to modify the patient’s dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs, and attitu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Try these:: Have a consistent bedtime and wake up time. No naps. No/very little alcohol. No caffeine (in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate) after noon. No reading/tv/i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety/stress: Can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweatin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Environment: While the exact cause is not known, it is unlikely that hypochondria is genetic. Hypochondria satisfies some need. What this is may vary from one pe ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Can be diet: Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia cause the release of adrenaline or epinephrine. Changing the diet to eliminate this reaction can cause the anxiety to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend see ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Mental health problm: Behavior depends on type of mental health issue at hand.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Binging: Effect on weight, self esteem and self image, energy level and other metabolic changes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gilly
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Simply because ..: There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work. A substance or behavior that generates a m ... Read More
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