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Can Anxiety Be Fatal
Usually not: Anxiety, in and of itself, is not a fatal disease. It does have physical manifestations, but those are not life threatening. On the other hand, people are anxious are at higher risk for traumas, as they may lose control over their actions when anxious and do things that they would not normally do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Eventually only: It's a very slow (usually many decades) and painful way to die. The acute anxiety/panic attacks may feel like you're dying, but almost never do kill anyone. It's the long-term damage wrecked on your body by excess exposure to stress hormones that eventually does us in. Also the hazardous risk-taking, abusive behaviors many do to react to anxiety. The death certificate will not say "Anxiety". ...Read more
Can anxiety induced palpitations cause a fatal heart attack? 26 years old. No known heart issues. I am an on/off smoker though and slightly overweight
I have health anxiety and I constantly assume every symptom is a fatal illness. This is ruining my life and I don't see any future. Only 22 :(
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more
I took 800mg of magnesium by accident. Is this okay? I am taking it to help me with my anxiety. I heard very high doses of magnesium can be fatal!
Not to worry : this dose is not excessive and is ok in the setting of normal kidneys ...Read more
Health Anxiety: Health anxiety can make people fear having serious physical illnesses when these are not actually present. Such people worry a lot about physical sensations, and misinterpret them to mean scary things. They persist in asking about particular rare diagnoses despite repeated reassurance of not having them. Family physicians and psychiatrists can work together well to help such people find relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bedridden due to anxiety but afraid to exercise because heart rate shoots up over 110 upon standing. Fatal arrythmia or condition possible?
See your doc: to rule out or identify medical conditions. Please do what he/she asks. Then see a mental health professional for treatment of anxiety disorder. Please don't use medication alone but get treatment. A clinical psychologist is an appropriate professional to see. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from insomnia for a month. I am scared i might have sporadic fatal insomnia. I take 100mg Zoloft bc of anxiety. I am 16.
WhereDid you hear it: Where did you get that diagnostic label? Lots of people have insomnia now and then and i respect that it's not pleasant. Sounds like your anxiety might be the bigger issue. Please consider getting some help from a clinical psychologist so you can sleep better and have peace of mind. The very best to you. ...Read more
I've been taking propranolol 10 and fluoxetine 10 for my anxiety and depression since 2 months ago. Are they fatal for me? Do you recommand them?
Im suffering from anxiety more than a year now can this lead to a more fatal disease like what?Normal 2decho, threadmill stress test, ecg, chest xray
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