San Antonio, TX
A 25-year-old female asked:
i've had anxiety for a couple years now and i don't know what to do about it ?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
SUGGEST...: Seeing a doctor.
General Practice 28 years experience
Anxiety Treatment: You can overcome and be cured of anxiety. But, this often requires work with a good therapist and relearning how you cope with life's stressors.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Why do doctors point towards anxiety first? Have you ever had a patient where you thought their symptoms were from anxiety, but ended up not being so?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 39 years experience
They dont & shouldnt: Anxiety disorders are physical disorders just like diabetes or hypertension. Physical symptoms of anxiety mimic those of other serious illnesses i.E heart attack, stroke. They are true not imagined. The pt. Should be evaluated for all differential diagnosis. Even when pts are referred to us with anxiety, we still evaluate them for other possible underlying or concomitant other physical illnesses.
A 16-year-old female asked:
I have a bit of an anxiety about going to the doctors which is why I haven't had anything checked in while, how do I over come this?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Bring someone: Bring someone you know, a trusted friend or family member. The doctor, if he or she is competent will have no problem with your bringing someone, if that is what it takes to maintain your health effectively.
A 23-year-old female asked:
My mom choked a month ago on a piece of meat. Ever since then I've had anxiety to eat I'm scared I'm gonna choke on everything I eat. How to stop this?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
You're having some: minor PTSD-like Sx's and need to de-sensitize to the stimulus of meat. This is a job for a therapist to help with the steps to do this, which are well understood and somewhat methodical these days.
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