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how do i know if i have anxiety or something else?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Diagnosing anxiety: Requires talking to a physician or mental health professional. Anxiety symptoms can be caused by many physiological and psychological factors. It's usually best to rule out biological and substance causes first.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety: Start by seeing your family doctor for workup to rule out physical causes, then referral to mental health professional for further assessment if the workup is normal.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Diagnosing anxiety: requires talking to a physician or mental health professional. Anxiety symptoms can be caused by many physiological and psychological factors. It's usually best to rule out biological and substance causes first.

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How to tell if I have anxiety?

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Dr. Eric Anderson
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Anxiety signs: Some typical clues to anxiety include muscle tension, excessive and.Or constant worry, elevated blood pressure or heart rate, sleeping troubles, stomach and head aches, irritability, a general and persistent sense on unease, sensitivity to noises, sounds, or people, avoidance of social situations or social isolation, panic attacks, restlessness, concentration problems, and feeling jittery.
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I have anxiety problem and feel terrible most of the time is it possible that my anxiety could be caused by an actual physical problem?

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Everyone thinks I want to be alone, but really I have anxiety in social situations. Options?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Social anxiety: Can definitely be treated, with various kinds of talk therapy/training, medication, or a combination of both. Start by talking with your primary care physician, or seek out a therapist with whom you feel comfortable.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

What should I do if I have anxiety?.. Do I just live with it?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Help is available: No, you don't need to "just live with it." people can feel all different kinds of anxiety, about an infinite number of things. There are psychiatrists, psychologists, and other therapists who can help you. You need to have a good diagnostic evaluation first. From this can come a treatment plan, which can involve psychotherapy and possibly medications if needed. Good luck to you!
A 26-year-old female asked:

How do I know if I have anxiety?

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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Some of it is normal: Like sadness, happiness, and other common feelings, some occurrences of anxiety are part of daily life, so you probably have some of it. The kind of anxiety requiring help from a professional looks like intense and frequent worry, fear of doing something, trouble getting to sleep, and difficulty relaxing in general. Clinical levels of anxiety usually interfere with a person's work and social life.

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