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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,157 doctors shared insights

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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How to tell difference between anxiety and panic attacks vs an actual medical problem or emergency.

How to tell difference between anxiety and panic attacks vs an actual medical problem or emergency.

Often similar: At times it's difficult to tell the difference as feeling of shortness of breath, tremulousness, sweats, dizziness and palpitations can occur in both situations. When in doubt, have an evaluation by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an anxiety problem and tend to have panic attacks now and then. But what causes them?

What to do if I have an anxiety problem and tend to have panic attacks now and then. But what causes them?

past&present stress: Even with psychotherapy we may not always find the root cause of anxiety &/or panic; it is possible in some of us that a stressful event has become buried in the unconscious, or may be in the subconscious, or we may not recognize & recall the importance of a past event which can impact us. Psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral treatment may not even focus on the past events. ...Read more

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Are their any programs out there for someone who has constant anxiety and panic attacks because of the medical problems they have?

Are their any programs out there for someone who has constant anxiety and panic attacks because of the medical problems they have?

MBSR Groups: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (mbsr) programs are offered all over north america, and involve 8 weeks of instruction in methods to help you with anxiety, pain, and other kinds of distress. It is the beginning of a lifetime practice. There are many in-person programs, and also some online ones -- but in person is better for connecting with others, of course. Google "mbsr programs" and see! ...Read more

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I have anxiety problem and i had panic attacks. I have not masturbated for a week. I was wondering if it helps my anxiety or makes it worse?

I have anxiety problem and i had panic attacks. I have not masturbated for a week. I was wondering if it helps my anxiety or makes it worse?

Variability: Masturbating in private is quite natural. However, some people feel guilty for doing it -- and in such cases, it may worsen anxiety because one is defying internal feelings that it's "bad" to masturbate. Other people may notice that intense sexual urges cause anxiety -- and that masturbating relieves this. So, people vary in their responses. It may help to discuss it with your own doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to self help anxiety problems and panic attacks?

What are some ways to self help anxiety problems and panic attacks?

Many options: Regular exercise, meditation, and spiritual activities have been shown help for some. Good health practices may help including good sleep, nutrition, good social support, and avoidance of alcohol, niotine or other substances. Finally use of behavioral activation which is engagement in pleasurable activities can help, and there are self help anxiety workbooks that can b bought. ...Read more

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I've find a new name of method "the linden method" does it remove severe panic attacks & anxiety problems? I don't want to take clonazepam anymore.

I've find a new name of method "the linden method" does it remove severe panic attacks  & anxiety problems? I don't want to take clonazepam anymore.

No Medication?: I am not familiar with the linden method but would recommend you find a good psychologist to help your with your question. An evidence based non medication method for ocd/anxiety is jeffrey m schwartz's 4 step solution but you need the help of a good psychologist/counselor for a cognitive behavioral approach. You should also have a good physical exam to make sure you are physically healthy. ...Read more

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My anxiety and panic attacks causes breathing problems and deep breathes don't really work, what should I do?

My anxiety and panic attacks causes breathing problems and deep breathes don't really work, what should I do?

Hyperventilation: Talk to your doctor or to a counselor about ways to think through the panic attacks. If that fails, there are medications that may be useful. Panic attacks do cause 'hyperventilation'/ rapid breathing and you may feel short of breath or have tingling in your face, hands or feet due to chemical changes in your blood from rapid breathing. Uncomfortable but not really dangerous in the short term. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more