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Doctor insights on: Health Problems Caused By Anxiety

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Can social anxiety disorder be caused by underlying add?

Can social anxiety disorder be caused by underlying add?

ADHD and Anxiety: Anxious behaviors may be caused by ADHD, as one of the key issues with ADHD is a problem with "executive function", essentially a problem with seeing the big picture and planning ahead appropriately. Likewise, anxiety disorders are often misdiagnosed as ADHD, as individuals may act impulsively in situations that are perceived as threatening or uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Aren't these physical troubles caused by depression?

Aren't these physical troubles caused by depression?

I am not sure: I am not sure what physical sxs you are referring to. However physical symptoms can occur with depression such as headaches, tension in neck and upper back, GI distress, increase in chronic pain etc. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

Take good care.: To prevent stress related illness work on managing stress in ways that do not harm the body. Normalize diet, exercise, and get good sleep. Seek balance between work and play, and seek meaning and purpose in your daily life. Find relationships that build self esteem, and laugh a lot every day. Work on living joyfully in the moment, and find gratitude in art, music, and intimate relations. ...Read more

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Can some mental or memory problems be caused by malnutrition?

Can some mental or memory problems be caused by malnutrition?

Yes: Yes but only in rare and severe cases. Vitamin deficiencies especially B12 and Folic Acid are said to be involved i'm memory processing, however they are needed as trace elements and only occur in malabsorption syndromes, after certain bowel surgeries etc. ...Read more

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Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Which other health problems are caused by whooping cough?

Seizures, apnea: Besides the terrible cough, whooping cough (in young babies) can cause cessation of breathing (apnea), seizures, and death. ...Read more

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Possible: More common causes such as migraines , HTN , hyoglycemia , etc are usually checked out first. Input from neuro may be helpful too. If all is negative... Then echo , holter, tilt table test etc can be done. ...Read more

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Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety can be triggered in susceptible individuals by illness, stress, medications and drugs including marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates and others. ...Read more

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Can vertigo be caused from anxiety disorders?

Can vertigo be caused from anxiety disorders?

Yes it can.: There are evidence that it can. The neuro-anatomical pathways for vertigo, depression and anxiety are similar pathways in the brain stem, mid brain and higher centers of the brain. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic attacks be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Can anxiety and panic attacks be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Panic attacks: can be influenced by thyroid imbalance. After consulting your doc and dealing w/the thyroid situation, if panic continues, please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a physical health problem cause anxiety?

Can a physical health problem cause anxiety?

Yes, but...: Most of the time, anxiety is just what it appears to be--a psychological problem that should be treated psychologically (i.e., with psychotherapy). Some medical conditions can cause similar symptoms. If your doc has ruled out likely medical causes, see a psychologist/psychiatrist. Don't keep searching for ever-more obscure ; unlikely medical explanations. If it looks like anxiety, it probably is. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus be caused by anxiety?

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Can tinnitus be caused by anxiety?

Anxiety: Yes, likely. Also could be effects of medications. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks be caused by an aaa?

Can anxiety attacks be caused by an aaa?

Anxiety/AAA: Not physically but the psychological strain can certainly lead to anxiety. ...Read more

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Which type of health problems are caused by mold?

Which type of health problems are caused by mold?

Allergic reactions: In some cases, people may develop severe reactions to mold exposure. Symptoms of severe reactions, which are uncommon, include fever and difficulty breathing. People with compromised immune systems or those with chronic lung disease can develop serious infections of the lungs due to molds. ...Read more

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Could anxiety be caused by other reasons besides depression/stress/worry?

Could anxiety be caused by other reasons besides depression/stress/worry?

Anxiety: Anxiety is a description of an emotion, a collection of symptoms, and even a category of mental illnesses. Depression, stress, and worry are equally big labels with variable meanings to different people. Symptoms of anxiety can result from many sources, including physical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, certain occult GI tumors called pheochromocytomas, alcohol ; other drug withdrawal, etc. ...Read more