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A 28-year-old male asked:

difference between stress and anxiety? how are they treated? how are they diagnosed?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
May be synonymous: Often people say "i'm stressed, " when they mean "i'm anxious." but, not all stress leads to anxiety. If stress is defined as having a lot on one's plate and striving toward short and long-term goals, this does not necessarily lead to unpleasant anxiety. Perhaps this person is experiencing the flow of being engaged in life's challenges. Our interpretations of our circumstances affect how we feel.

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I think my physical symptoms are caused my stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Stress and anxiety: Yes. A great number of physical symptoms are caused by stress and anxiety. Talk to your doctor about this and get help with overcoming your stress and anxiety problems. Meanwhile try to learn about anti-stress methods, meditations, yoga and relaxation techniques. Google these topics for information.
A 30-year-old female asked:

Could stress and anxiety cause sle type symptoms?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Not likely connected: Stress and anxiety is almost a regular occurrence in peoples lives, some ipeople suffer it daily, some on occasion, some as part of generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. How these symptoms are extremely variable and could affect any organ system of the body. Sle is a very uncommon diseas, and needs a specific DX by specialist. Sle commonly affects joints, skin, but many other organs.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can stress and anxiety of the mom negatively affect a vsd?

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can stress and anxiety be related to extreme headaches?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Stress and anxiety can certainly play a role in causing significant headaches. And if you're having bad headaches this could lead to stress/worry. Headaches have many causes though, and can be complicated so please see your doctor for a complete history, exam and discussion of tx options. Good luck!
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How to stop blinking so much due to stress and anxiety?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See a therapist: If the blinking and anxiety are definitely related to stress then i would seek out a therapist who can help you with some nonpharmacological treatments of anxiety and stress. This is one of the areas where relaxation techniques can be as effective as medication. See a good therapist or psychologist.

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