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Emerson For Adolescent Anxiety
The natural history: of anxiety is to be chronic or recurrent because what we are & what we do is a matter of genetics + environment. People with child or adolescent anxiety disorders may experience anxiety, often in a different form, at stressful periods in their adult lives, like the1st semester of college. Recognize anxiety, use techniques you learned in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & seek help when you need it. ...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
How does adolescent anxiety work? How does it effect teen boys? Does it basically mean teens are more prone to anxiety and it'll go away in adulthood?
Anxiety is treatable: I think you mean anxiety which gets in the way of everyday functioning at school and/or socially. Anxiety disorders are in part genetic, so it's not your fault. Teen boys and girls can develop bad anxiety causing avoidance, isolation and even depression. Boys may be less likely to ask for help. Speak to parents, school psychologist, social worker, but know you're not alone. See: https://secure02.kidshealth. Org/teen/your_mind/problems/anxiety_tips. Html Hope this helps. ...Read more
Teen traveling alone: Anxiety can be minimized by pre-planning and setting up what ifs. Running through scenerios and maybe even visiting the airport with airport services in advance could help. If your teen knows how to problem solve the common obstacles such as finding the restroom, who to ask for help, and having a way to get ahold of you for questions, some of the anxiety can be eliminated. ...Read more
Are you getting: Professional help now? If not, please talk with your parents about getting a medical evaluation. Underlying medical conditions need to be ruled in or ruled out. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, >. ...Read more
There is NO way to: Be able to answer this question with the info provided. It depends on the condition being treated and the doctors prescribing preferences. I am a psychiatrist - I would personally try to avoid treating a young person with benzodiazapines if possible (especially the two that you mentioned). ...Read more
What aspect of: School do you believe is causing this? Academics? Bullying? Social isolation? If there is a problem with bullying would advise school principal. Would encourage you to find therapy for your teen which can provide support, an outlet to vent and reality feedback. A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
I have severe anxiety and some depression. I've had anxiety since I was a young teen it gets hard for me to think. Worse around large groups of people?
Eval: Get a psychiatric evaluation for your anxiety and whatever else may be going on, and talk with the psychiatrist about whether or not meds are needed, and your feelings about being medicated. Then get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to help deal with whatever is ailing you. ...Read more
What can cause a new left bundle branch block in a teen athlete? And can stress and anxiety maybe cause it?
Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training & cognitive therapy that helps modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger the anxiety. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker and more effective. Biofeedback helps, especially breath trng, (www. Bcia. Org, www. Aapb. Org). Meds alone are not the best solution. ...Read more
I am scaring myself to death I had 2 seizures in my sleep 14 years ago when I was teen now im having anxiety that when I feel odd its an aura?
Previously answered: Dr. Bey answered this one for you previously, and I agree that a neurological evaluation is warranted to rule out current seizures and/or auras. What you describe sounds much more like anxiety than aura, though. The question is why you're continuing to scare yourself to death? In other questions it's appeared that you have obsessional anxiety & could benefit from psychotherapy for this. Good luck. ...Read more
Does hypnosis help for anxiety and a contant fear of seizures after being seizure free for 14 years since I was a teen and only had 1?
U need help, Jeff24: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue more and more. U have constant fear of this, which has not occured in 14 yrs, I think you need help--likely med and/or therapy to help you get over this fear/obsession. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?
The answer to...: ...your question is Yes and Yes, although the likelihood of pancreatic cancer here is very low. Reassurance & appropriate treatment are easy to obtain--call your doctor for examination and directed lab studies please. ...Read more
Asthma, angina, muscle? Diangosis w/ asthma when teen. Never experienced wheezing ever. Recently had very mild chest tightness when walking up stairs (not heavy or painful). I smoke marijuana & have anxiety
Needs evaluation: Nobody can diagnose the cause of chest pain purely on the basis of symptoms. If they are occurring with exertion, cardiac and lung causes need to be considered, but they can also be related to asthma or anxiety. Your doctor needs to take a thorough history, do a physical examination and then may want to do further tests. Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short-acting drug and there may be better choices. ...Read more
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
See below: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more
Anxiety, generally speaking, is a protective mechanism designed to prevent us from engaging in potentially harmful behaviors.
Causes can be;
1. Biological..........Genetics, or chemicals such as caffeine or drugs.
2. Psychological.........Perceived threat.
3. Social.............Actual threat. ...Read more
Anything can: Cause anxiety. Usually the big things like changes death divorce moves job change friendship loss or family loss are causes or changes in health. But people stress over everything and perspective is needed to stay healthy. Get help from psychiatrists and psychologists to deal with symptoms. Keep a support network to stay connected to people. Good luck ...Read more