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What is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety NOS?

What is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety NOS?

NOS means: not otherwise specified. NOS is used at the end of a diagnosis when it is very general. GAD is more specific and refers to a type of anxiety that manifests in many circumstances and is not triggered by a specific situation nor is it panic attacks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I have mix SAD, GAD and PMS depression. My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?

I have mix SAD, GAD and  PMS depression.  My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?

Discuss w/ psy: The term may not really matter and from what you say SAD+GAD+PMS combined w/ whatever else, it sounds like a reasonable choice. The NOS must be what you're wondering about. It merely means that it is not an 'exact' fit w/ the 'specified' categories availabe in the big book. Like your meal may not be on the menu - but is a combo of a la carte items. Why do you care? Is Tx helping? Talk about it. ...Read more

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What are common anxiety disorder symptoms?

What are common anxiety disorder symptoms?

3 Major spheres: The major symptoms of anxiety cluster in 3 areas. Biological symptoms which are felt in your body and can effect many systems. Psychological /cognitive which effect your inner self and thinking and, social/behavioral which effect your outside behaviors and interaction with the environment. ...Read more

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What are normal symptoms for anxiety disorder?

What are normal symptoms for anxiety disorder?

Many: Panic attacks, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, re-experiencing traumatic life events, worries of various kinds: all of these symptoms are present in various anxiety disorders. The good news is that these symptoms are treated effectively with therapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy) and/or medications. ...Read more

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How can we detect anxiety disorder by its symptoms?

How can we detect anxiety disorder by its symptoms?

Anxiety: Feeling keyed up, restless, tense & can't relax, fearful, can't sleep, worry a lot, physical symptoms of hyperarousal such are fast heart, sweat, headache, stomach & bowel gases & distention, sense of urgency, tremors, ache/pains anywhere. ...Read more

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Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Various: There are several different types of anxiety disorders, ranging from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder and others such as social anxiety, etc. Generalized anxiety is marked by excessive worry, motor tension, feeling overwhelmed, and restlessness. Often times, sleep will be impaired. Treatment of anxiety disorders may involve medication and/ or cognitive psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Depends on the type of anxiety, but generally, the physical symptoms can include; heart racing, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, headache, chest pains, poor sleep. Emotional symptoms can include; feeling tense, apprehension, trouble concentrating, irritability, restlessness. Cognitive symptoms can be; fear, dread, obsessive thinking. ...Read more

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How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

CBT and meditation: CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be very effective and you can do it yourself with the Companion app for iPhone which you can get at: www.companionapproach.com I highly recommend it. Meditation with the breath is relaxing and helps reduce anxiety. I highly recommend SPIRE which is a tiny device you wear. You can find it at: http://bit.ly/28W8bpB ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more


Nos (Definition)

Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for ...Read more