A 23-year-old male asked:
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constant(24/7) perceived breathing problems, no actual shortage of oxygen, cant take deep breaths back n chest feel tight . is anxiety likely t blame?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
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. See doc first to rule out medical condition
Answered on Sep 27, 2019

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