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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What can I do if im feeling anxious all the time?

Get a psych eval: .Anxiety can be related to several things including depression, anxiety disorders, add, addiction, medical conditions such as thyroid disorder, dietary such as caffeine use, psychological stressors. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Tip)

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First practice identifying when you're feeling anxious ; literally saying "i'm feeling anxious.". ...See more

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Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?

Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?

Undue Worry...: As a general rule doctors treat symptoms and do not treat test results. Regardless of what the symtpoms are, if overall comfortable with no chest pain or shortness, yes you are more anxious than anything. Ativan helps... ...Read more

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Anxious and jobless- can seem to get rid of the feeling of depression!? Help plz!

Anxious and jobless- can seem to get rid of the feeling of depression!? Help plz!

See your doctor: See your doctor about your complaints, so that evaluation can be done and you can get help. One can have a true depression overlie a life situation, and in this case treatment is needed. There are certain things that can exacerbate anxiety and depression, and your doctor can advise you about those. You can also consider using some of your "out of work" time for volunteering -- this can help. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Tip)

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Feeling anxious? Sip on chamomile tea. Allow it to steep for five minutes in a lidded pot. ...See more

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Overcoming Anxiety and Stress (Checklist)

As your stress or anxiety level is rising, stop what you're doing.
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Rate level of distress you're feeling from 0 (none) - 100 (overload)
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Ask yourself "What bad thing am I expecting to happen?"
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Slowly inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth
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Is it normal to cough (almost like a gagging cough, but barely) when i'm feeling anxious? It's annoying and hard to prevent or suppress.

It's unlikely.: It appears that you and a somatic or bodily symptom associated with your anxiety. Working on the anxiety will likely reduce or eliminate this annoying behavior. ...Read more

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Xanax seems to be helping when I start feeling anxious, I take .5 before bed to help sleep at night, I don't want to get hooked alternatives?

Xanax seems to be helping when I start feeling anxious, I take .5 before bed to help sleep at night, I don't want to get hooked alternatives?

Several options: Barbiturates like Diazepam are said to be somewhat less addictive. Also ask your doctor about Trazedone, Flexeril, Hydroxizine, and daily anti anxiety medications. You could also benefit from natural coping skills like exercise, yoga, meditation, staying active, etc. Usually few side effects with behavioral therapy . You should talk to your regular doctor about the best choice for you. ...Read more

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Nervousness (Definition)

Nervousness is a symptom that suggests a state of mental unease or anxiety and can be manifested as sweating, fine hand ...Read more


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