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What's the difference between excessive worry and anxiety?

What's the difference between excessive worry and anxiety?

See below: In general, no difference. Anxiety in the clinical sense refers to "excessive worry" about a specific concern and/or generalized (sometimes referred to as free-floating) concern about a variety of issues. Sometimes an individual has difficulty identifying what they're worried about. The person should consider discussing with a doctor when it interferes with life-role functioning or distresses them. ...Read more

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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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Anxiety or serious disease!? What is the difference?

Anxiety or serious disease!? What is the difference?

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 more

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What is the difference between nurogical pain and anxiety?

What is the difference between nurogical pain and anxiety?

Nerve and emotional: Neurologic pain refers to pain caused by something affecting the nerve pathway, anxiety refers to your emotional or mental status. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between anxiety and medical symptoms?

How to tell difference between anxiety and medical symptoms?

See a doctor: Anxiety can cause medical symptoms, and medical symptoms can cause anxiety. Please see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anxiety and panic?

What's the difference between anxiety and panic?

Panic more intense: Anxiety is the apprehensive anticipation of future danger or misfortune accompanied by a feeling of tension or worry. Panic attacks involve a sudden intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. The reaction may involve shortness of breath, heart racing, adrenaline response that may trigger feelings of losing control or going crazy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between panic and anxiety?

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 more

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What's the difference between anxiety and actual panic?

What's the difference between anxiety and actual panic?

Severity mainly: "panic" means very severe anxiety, especially when it comes on fast (seconds or minutes) instead of building up over hours, and is accompanied by physical symptoms such as heart pounding, sweating, and trembling. It usually goes away soon. Sometimes the cause is known — medical or emotional — sometimes not. There are treatments, both medications and psychotherapy, that can help. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder?

What is the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is worrying : about things that may or may not happen,sometimes appropriately, sometimes not. Anxiety disorders & other psychiatric disorders are defined by sets of symptoms &/or observable behaviors that interfere with daily functioning at school or work & home. Except for adjustment disorders, the harmful dysfunction has lasted 6-12 mos. or more, impairing eating/sleeping, work, relationships,health, etc. ...Read more

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What are the differences between "anxiety" and an "anxiety disorder"?

An anxiety disorder: Is just anxiety that causes significant distress or dysfunction. It's a matter of degree and how you manage the anxiety. Almost everyone has anxiety at times. If it doesn't cause significant problems or interfere with your life, it's not a disorder. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between anxiety and sporadic familial insomnia?

How can I tell the difference between anxiety and sporadic familial insomnia?

Insomnia: Familial insomnia will be present for a long time and it will be a trait of yours, anxiety will induce insomnia when you started having it, the timeline will be a guide. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more