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A 23-year-old female asked:

How could anxiety/stress cause severe lightheadedness for 7 weeks? worsening when moving around e.g grocery shopping.?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please see your doc.

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Last updated Jul 22, 2017

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