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Anxiety Or Worry What Is The Difference
What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?
Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting functioning, sleep or affecting body such sa crampos, mucle tichness, shaking, intestinal problems- you may need an ssri that increases serotin. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Every one feels : Anxious at some point. However, some people have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a sedative anti anxiety drug and one that increases serotonin? what is the difference in how they make you feel?
Mechanism of Action: Different anxiolytic meds target different neurotransmitter systems. 'Sedatives' usually refer to drugs that modulate GABA in some way, e.g. benzodiazepines, and are usually very effective immediately, however a small percentage (about 2%) will develop dependency/addiction problems. Other medications target serotonin and noradrenergic pathways, can take weeks to work, but aren't habit forming. ...Read more
Chronic vs Normal: Anxiety is a process that we all experience that involves thoughts of uncontrollability & unpredictability of future events, negative affect (emotion), & physiological arousal. Preparedness for danger so to speak. If this process is chronic & causes significant distress & impairment in functioning, then can become an anxiety disorder of which there are several types. Anxiety can be good. ...Read more
Essentially the same: Fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of the muscle. They are often isolated and they may be visible. They are often benign but can also be seen in some neurological disorders. I would get further evaluation. An EMG study can help better evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more
Job related anxiety: Anxiety from work stress is one of the leading causes of stress. Difficulty relating to boss or co-workers can generate a lot of anxiety. Human Relations departments in businesses help people cope. Large corps often down-size giving more work to workers and hiring less people to do the work. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Physical symptoms: Panic (attack) is a type of anxiety. Anxiety is excessive worry or apprehension that causes feelings of restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, fatigueness, and muscle tension. Whereas, panic is intense fear or discomfort that occurs abruptly resulting in heart papitations, sweating, trembling, chest pain, breathing difficulty, dizziness, fear of dying, nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx vs layman's term: Nervous breakdown is not a medical term, nor does it describe a specific mental illness. But that doesn't mean it's a normal response to stress. A nervous breakdown may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression or anxiety. Each person's may be different. Panic disorder is a dsm dx. Talk with a therapist to understand and help with what is wrong. ...Read more
Partial vs. complete: aphasia refers to a complete inability to communicate due to brain injury, while dysphasia refers to a partial to complete inability. Both terms are used interchangeably. It could be due to any type of injury, from stroke to brain injury, to brain tumor. Usually involving the left side of the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Depression is a normal human emotion in response to adverse life events, such as meaningful losses. It can also be a symptom of various mental disorders when it occurs with other symptoms. Repression is the ejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses. It's a coping response that temporarily protects the psyche from distress. ...Read more
What's normal?: Crazy is hurting others senselessly. It is not a psychiatric term but a term of prejudice and derision. This is an offensive question in that it demeans the suffering that people who have excessive fears experience. Phobias are conditioned fear responses that are irrational-like pavlovs dogs. They can be one or many. See my book psychiatry in technocolors on amazon.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 mo: Normal social milestone a baby develops typically between 6-12mo when an unfamiliar adult is around and the baby cries. ...Read more
Stress may lead to: hypertension by constricting surface blood vessels as part of the fight/flight response. If this emergency response is set off too often or stays on too long, blood pressure may become persistently elevated. Skin temperature biofeedback is an effective treatment. Check www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org for biofeedback professionals & more information. But first, check with your MD for other causes. ...Read more
What is the difference between carvedilol and propranolol? Why is propranolol much use for panic or anxiety attack? Thank you.
Different BETA: blockers have different effects on the RECEPTORS (beta and alpha) that they act upon. There is a lot more DATA and EXPERIMENTAL studies with the use of PROPRANALOL ("Inderal") (One of the "first" beta blockers ever used) and its effect upon anxiety (eg "stage fright") Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety and: depression are like two sides of a coin, often going together. Treating either side will help the other. Consider seeing a mental health professional. "Feeling Good" is a good self-help book for mood disorders but you need to do the exercises, not simply read it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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