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Why am I so anxious

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hypochondriasis?: Hypochondriasis? This would likely benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Hypochondriasis: As colleagues have noted, this may be an anxiety condition known as hypochondria. However, recent research has found it to be much more interesting th ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Good insight: You have good insight about your own possibly making up rules, perhaps well-practiced from a young age with your family. This is very common in peopl ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: There is no way for us to know the reasons you do this. Each person is unique. We are shaped by our genetics and our pasts. I think this merits explo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe not.: It sounds more like you are more fearful than anxious. The two are often hard to separate. Do you "feel" someone is watching you or do you "believe" s ... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
In a way: There are different forms of anxiety, and they need different types of treatment. Yours sounds more suspicious in nature, and for your best interests ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Start w med eval.: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Just like other animals we have an amygdala that is tasked with scanning the environment for danger. Sensations that come from our eyes, ears and othe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anxious: Self-talk, relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, imagery, etc.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Create worry period: Create a “worry period.” choose a set time and place for worrying. It should be the same every day (e.g. In the living room from 5:00 to 5:20 P.M.) an ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiolytic: Gastrodin is the major component of tian ma, a chinese herbal medicine that appears to have an anxiolytic effect. The mechanism of this is not well u ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Anxiety: Almost everything gets worse if you are anxious. The main problem may be one of excess anxiety which interfers with your life. Talk to your doctor a ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
Stress leads to acid: In majority of humans stress causes brain to release stress hormones, which indirectly cause excessive acid production in stomach. Little increase in ... Read More
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