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Can You Have Anxiety Without Depression
Depression / anxiety: A provider who is a diagnostician can help to determine if you have anxiety or major depression. Psychologists, psychiatrists & many physicians are able to make these kind of diagnoses. Some counselors can too - or they aren't diagnosticians they can refer to another provider. If you believe you need a little help - try it out. It can improve the quality of your life. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.
Anxiety: Can affect folks to a mild, moderate, or severe degree, including symptoms that are butterflies, stomach/chest discomfort, with or without the unpleasant emotional issues. If the anxiety is interfering with your social/occupational functioning, please have an evaluation. Certain meds may cause anxiety as a side effect in some folks, which your MD would need to be made aware of. Good luck! ...Read more
Although as Dr Park: States, adhd is sometimes found in combination with ocd and depression, it is not clear that adhd causes the other disorders. Many people with adhd do not have ocd or social anxiety. The better someone learns to cope with adhd the less damage to self esteem and social relations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You could: In order to remember things, you need to be focused enough to register them in your consciousness. Both anxiety and depression can interfere with this. They tend to make your frame of awareness very small, and limited only to your own discomfort rather than to others who might be telling you things -- or the world itself, which is revealing things all the time. ...Read more
Can you have anxiety and not know it? Also what medication is best for anxiety WITHOUT depression.
Anxiety eval: Anxiety is something everyone experiences as a normal course of life--ie, when having to give a speech, before a big test, etc. It's when anxiety starts to interfere with your life and your ability to do things that we diagnose an anxiety disorder. It would be hard to imagine having anxiety and not realizing what you are feeling. Many antidepressants are used to treat anxiety as well. ...Read more
Maybe depression: They both are not good although depression theoretically could lead to suicide if severe. However there is some literature that contends that the presence of anxiety in any psychiatric presentation increases the risk of suicide considerably and so it should be considered as well. Stay safe! ...Read more
Sad or stimulated ?: Insomnia is a symptom of depression. People who are depressed can have difficulty falling asleep. However, they will usually wake up early and have difficulty sleeping again. People who have mania do not have difficulty sleeping. They just have a decreased need for sleep. For example, they could feel rested after only three hours of sleep. They are too stimulated to feel the need for much sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: If not particularly severe, that is possible. Recommend getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Physical activity is very important for depression. Avoid using alcohol or mood altering drugs to numb symptoms. Encourage you to read the 'feeling good book' by david burns. Look into options such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxion & acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No and get evaluated: Anxiety and depression are two different conditions. A person can have depression, anxiety, or both diagnoses at the same time. Anybody can get depressed or anxious at some point in life. The more important question: do these conditions interfere with your life and overall functioning. Either depression or anxiety or both need to be diagnosed by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could: While medications provide a great deal of relief to many patients with anxiety disorders, increased exposure to the feared object or situation can also help. Anxiety disorder symptoms decrease by practicing behaviors that lead to emotional and mental states that are incompatible with anxiety. Relaxation or meditation practice as well as assertiveness training and practice can be helpful too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms of anxiety and social anxiety? Also how can you tell if you're going to have a panic attack?
Too many questions: To answer in 400 characters. I will respond for anxiety. 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 not being able to put your finger on the reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?
Anxiety/ depression: Paxil (paroxetine) (SSRI) may help with anxiety/ depression and as a result may also improve insomnia. Wellbutrin is not used for insomnia. It is used to treat atypical depression. Although it is not FDA approved for anxiety - recently it is is coming to light that it may help to reduce some anxious sxs. ...Read more
Therapy+: Among the non-medication options, psychotherapy (cbt/ipt) has the best evidence supporting its effectiveness. There are many other options - sam-e, exercise, light therapy, certain omega-3 fatty acids, but studies supporting them are few and involved small number of patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not suffer with depression just anxiety and OCD will antidepressant cause me to be depressed if I get on one?
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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