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what exactly is paradoxical anxiety

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi
6 years experience Dermatology
Arises inversely: Paradoxical anxiety is anxiety arising from use of methods or techniques which are normally used to reduce anxiety, such as cognitive behavioral thera ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Opposite reaction: Paradoxical anxiety usually is referred to as the anxiety one experiences as a side effect of a medication whose purpose is to reduce anxiety.

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Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: If you have never been on Celexa or similar medications, you may be initially more sensitive to potential side effects. You mention you started a wee ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol intoxication: This depends on the level of alcohol in the blood. At less than 100 mg/dl level, there is impaired coordination & euphoria. At higher levels, there is ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Response to alcohol: Interesting question. I agree with dr. Ali about the differential effects of alcohol depending on quantity consumed. However, i've also had patients ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Different methods: Different meds work differently - some affect serotonin levels by raising them, while others are just sedatives (these are the most addictive like Xan ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Anxiety headaches: Anxiety headaches are those that are tiggered by the emotions and stress. These headaches may have more than one cause, so it is important to get reg ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hard, But Empowering: U'll face & learn 2handle embarrassing situations! anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl a video) 4 managing & even ove ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sad: Its stress that is associated with sadness.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Our alarm system: Anxiety is a normal human emotion that enables us to respond to dangerous situations. It is caused by the mind/body reaction to events or interpretati ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Normal development: Before 6 months of age, a kiddo is generally friendly with most people. At about 6 months, they start to get anxious about anyone but their immediatel ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Anderson
20 years experience Psychiatry
GAD: Gad is the presence of anxiety that is impairing, problematic, and/or extreme. The anxiety is present most days, throughout the day, and does not have ... Read More
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