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Woodstock, GA
A 43-year-old female asked:

i yawn excessively and can't stop. could this be due to anxiety and how can i stop?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
It depends?: It can be because of medication and can be because stress and lack of sleep , try to rest and if u taking medication discuss it w u physiciab.

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Feeling of not been able to take deep breaths or yawn, feel fine when im out drinking or when i wake up in a morning, could this be anxiety?

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Why is it with my anxiety when I freak out I tend to yawn a lot?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Schaumburg, IL
A 31-year-old female asked:

Having trouble getting a deep breath and the only way I can is if I yawn over and over. However, when I don't think about it, I breath fine. Anxiety?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Likely anxiety: Based on the brief history, difficulties could be panic-related. Individuals experiencing anxiety tend not to breath from the diaphragm and breath more shallow - which often exacerbates anxiety/panic symptoms. Are you receiving treatment for anxiety/panic, including behavioral techniques that may help improve breathing? Would recommend followup with your provider to rule in/out respiratory issues.

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