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Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Yes,absolute-: ly. You may need some medication for this, like an SSRI antidpressant w///antianxiety properties like zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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What, if any, physical illness symptoms can stress and emotional unhappiness cause in a person?

What, if any, physical illness symptoms can stress and emotional unhappiness cause in a person?

Many: Stress and unhappiness can lead to mental health issues and in some cases cause one to hurt themselves or others. These mental issues can lead to chest pain, headaches, shortness of breath and general uneasiness. I would get checked if you are feeling this way. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more

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Might one's physical pain symptoms be due to anxiety, depression, and panic attacks?

Might one's physical pain symptoms be due to anxiety, depression, and panic attacks?

Yes: About 40% of people w panic attacks develop chest pain. As a result, they may think they are experiencing a heart attack & fear they are dying. Panic attacks can lead to chest tightness, nausea, vomiting& other physical sxs. Anxiety can be accompanied by marked muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches.If you are experiencing sxs let your provider know. Consider acupuncture or cbt. ...Read more

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Can there be physical symptoms of anxiety?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the emotional symptoms of verbal and physical abuse?

Can you tell me the emotional symptoms of verbal and physical abuse?

Depends on person: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences men to YOU. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part. ...Read more

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Might one have anxiety without physical symptoms?

Might one have anxiety without physical symptoms?

Not usually: The mind and body are closely interwoven -- they are not separate. So when you feel anxious and fearful about something, your body responds by getting ready to run or fight: rapid, pounding heart rate; rapid breathing; sweating; pupils dilate; etc. Intensity of these symptoms might differ between people, and the interpretation might differ too ("heart attack! i'm dying!" vs "panic attack, okay"). ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) help with the physical symptoms of anxiety aswell as the mental ?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) help with the physical symptoms of anxiety aswell as the mental ?

Zoloft (sertraline): As one's anxiety disorder improves- usually both emotional and physical symptoms reduce. it is best to combine meds with non-pharmacological options. ...Read more

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Any tips to get relief from anxiety physical symptoms , with no panic attack.

Any tips to get relief from anxiety physical symptoms , with no panic attack.

Many options : Many options available: self-care activities include regular exercise, meditation, deep breathing methods, engagement in pleasurable activities. On the formal side of intervention possibly consider cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related methods. These target thought and behavioral patterns associated with anxiety. For CBT I might recommend an initial evaluation with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Yes: Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage. Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove. ...Read more

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Does depression cause acne and other physical symptoms?

Does depression cause acne and other physical symptoms?

Yes: Depression is a stress on the body. It can cause fatigue, make aches/pains worse and make one more susceptible to infections/illnesses. It can also make it more difficult to heal or recover from illnesses. Particularly with acne, depression can aggravate it or cause a flare-up. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression and OCD symptoms without any therapist?

How to deal with depression and OCD symptoms without any therapist?

See your doctor: Start with your primary care doctor. You can be evaluated and begin treatment there in case there is a problem with psychiatry referrals. ...Read more

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What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

Treatment NOW!: Depression with psychotic features, is by definition severe. Severe depression indicates the need for aggressive intervention with the combination of individual psychotherapy and psychotropic medications, including antidepressants and likely, at least temporarily, antipsychotic medication. These medications may be sufficient to help with the anxiety, but sometimes anxiolytics are also required. ...Read more

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And in what ways can joining a physical activity help a person's mental health and physical health?

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And in what ways can joining a physical activity help a person's mental health and physical health?

Health: Good mental health requires good physical health which can be maintained by physical activity, stress reduction, diet, & lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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What non-ssris help with physical anxiety symptoms such as tremors, head pinching, lightheaded upon standing, general ill feelings?

What non-ssris help with physical anxiety symptoms such as tremors, head pinching,  lightheaded upon standing, general ill feelings?

Some individuals: To try propranolol; however, lightheadedness might be an issue. If you want to avoid ssris, talk with your doctor. Do not be afraid to speak to a psychiatrist as well, some people are afraid to go to a shrink because they feel they will be labeled as "crazy". That is not the case and no shame in seeking help. ...Read more

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Could these physical and psychiatric problems be symptoms of a disease?

Could these physical and psychiatric problems be symptoms of a disease?

Psychiatry: Sometimes for example low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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What signs and symptoms should be redflags to get help with anxiety and depression?

What signs and symptoms should be redflags to get help with anxiety and depression?

Depression: Red flags:verbalization that pt prefers to die. When it interferes with life...Does not whant to get up from bed, does not want to eat, does not go for a shower or if pt ever attempt to cause damage to himself or others physically. If pt does not want to go to work or if pt stops dealing with his/ her usual hobbies or interests. If pt has insomnia or sleeps too much, eats too much...Cries a lot... ...Read more

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