U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Victorville, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can a severe anxiety disorder make you hyperaware of body. ex) feeling pulse in neck, sensations in head, pr pressure on the front neck.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Even a mild anxiety disorder can do that. Anxious people are too aware of normal sensations a human experiences 24 hours a day. Normal people's brains filter out most normal sensations and only focus on abnormal sensations. For example, every living person has pulsations with heart beats. Most of us don't feel the normal pulsations. Same with normal intestinal flow that pushes our meals along.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
ANXIETY: 1st have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. If cleared, consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM and a Psychiatrist for medication. Your fears and anxiety could be heightened because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe, cautious & hold on to hopefulness to elevate your immune system.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 20, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.