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Could jumpiness be a mental health problem?

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Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Could Be Anxiety: High levels of anxiety can cause a release of adrenaline that gives us that "nervous energy" that can make us figety or jumpy. We can also develp an exaggerated startle response, especially with ptsd.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could jumpiness be a major mental health problem?

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Dr. Timothy Gunn
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Perhaps: Some people are just a little anxious, but it doesn't impair their ability to function. However, "jumpiness" or increased startle response could be a sign of posttraumatic stress disorder. It could also indicate that a person is very tense as a result of anxiety. I'd say if it a person finds the jumpiness is causing problems functioning then it would be worth consulting with a psychologist.
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Last updated Oct 7, 2018

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