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How do I know if I have a anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have a anxiety disorder?

Which one: There are many kind of anxiety disorder from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder to post traumatic stess disorder to social phobia to obsessive compulsive disorder to plain anxiety disorder with mood adjustment .So if u feel u have anxiety pay a visit to your primary doctor and ask if u need to see a psychiatrist it may just be stress induced hyokalemia and hypocalcemia. ...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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How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

U worry too much: Most anxieties are temporary and transient and are provoked by worrying, stressful events. If it's pervasive and continuous, try some relaxation exercises, imagery techniques, aerobic exercise, nutritional supplements, spiritual approach, seek medical advise or counseling. Don't take life so seriously and try a little humor and comedy. Live one day at a time. Check this site:theinterviewwithgod.Com. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have social anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have social anxiety disorder?

Avoidance & Drea: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. People w/social anxiety repeatedly avoid social situations b/c they dread feeling embarrassed or judged/shamed by others. (See http://ow.ly/EXo0z) Gradual exposure 2 those sitn's -easier ones at 1st, then harder-really helps. Tools 4 managing social anx: http://ow.ly/EXnfP | But anything that interferes w/building relationships seems worth working on! ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Anxiety identifies a number of anxiety related disorders. It would be important for you to go to a doctor to determine what type of anxiety you are concerned with. Some forms of anxiety are best are treated with medication, all benefit from therapy & others with both medication & therapy, See your primary care doctor or make an appointment with a mental health professional. Be well, DrG ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety disorder or if i'm just overworking?

How do I know if I have anxiety disorder or if i'm just overworking?

Anxiety: Anxiety disorders have symptoms, such as feelings of dread, worry, nervousness, palpitations, etc. Overworking might lead to fatigue, but they symptoms above are not typical of overworking. Why not have schedule a physical examination to clarify your own diagnostic picture? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

Ask yourself: If you're afraid of doing something humiliating or embarrassing in front of people, such as meeting new people or eating or writing in public. Do you avoid or dread social situations in which others may observe you? Social anxiety usually starts in childhood or early adulthood. It occurs in about 11% of the U.S. Population. For a definite diagnosis, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a panic/anxiety disorder?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a panic/anxiety disorder?

Medical Eval: Panic attacks often last 2 to 10 mins. Possible sx’s: sense of severe anxiety/panic, chest tightness/pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins & needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills & ^ perspiration. There may be tickle sensation in stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint & physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, are out of control or that > ...Read more

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How do I know if I have social phobia or anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have social phobia or anxiety disorder?

See a Professional: Instead of self-diagnosing, it generally is best to go see a professional. Psychologists and psychiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat social phobia and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

Mental health eval: Can help to determine if you have depression ; /or an anxiety disorder. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension. ...Read more

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I am not a strong person and recently I have a anxiety disorder. Everything is abnormal in my body. A slight bite by a cat broken my surface of my skin and no bleeding. Do I need to worry about rabies?

I am not a strong person and recently I have a anxiety disorder. Everything is abnormal in my body. A slight bite by a cat broken my surface of my skin and no bleeding. Do I need to worry about rabies?

Check with an MD: for the cat bite, but the odds of having rabies are slim, very slim. Why are you not strong? Low self-esteem? Physical ailments? Withdrawing from substances? Poor academic or work performance? Too many questions. Consult with a psychiatrist, especially about your somatic Sx's. Learn about anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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How to know if I have anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: If you are consistently tense, afraid, uneasy it is quite likely you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. But rather than looking for a diagnosis you may be better served to try to discover what is troubling you. Confide in those you trust to see if you can uncover the origin of your anxiety. A consultation with a mental health professional may be very helpful.Best. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anxiety disorder?

How to know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder : It is inevitable to experience some moments of feeling on edge and overwhelmed. But when does stress shift from being adaptive to being crippling? In general, one has entered the realm of anxiety disorders when you feel constantly tense and worried and anxiety interferes with your work, school, or family responsibilities. Speak with your internist or a mental health provider to further discuss. ...Read more

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How to know if I have social anxiety disorder?

Fill out the: Liebowitz social anxiety scale which you can take at: www.Socialanxietysupport.Com/disorder/liebowitz liebowitz social anxiety scale test the liebowitz social anxiety scale ( lsas) is a questionnaire developed by dr. Michael r. Liebowitz, a psychiatrist and researcher.You can get a severity score as well. One of the most important research findings of this scale is that for every 10 points a person goes up on the scale, their annual income decreases by an average of $3000 per year.This really gives some insight into how debilitating this condition can be unless it's treated . Treatment should be psychotherapy, preferably cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotropic management by a psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

Psychiatric eval.: Symptoms of a social anxiety disorder can including being worried about being judged by others or doing something to embarrass yourself around others. You could turn pink, sweat, tremble, suddenly find it hard to talk or make eye contact or have a shaky voice. You might avoid doing things w people so that you don't do something embarrassing ; you likely make an effort to never be the center of att. ...Read more

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How to know if I have generalised anxiety disorder?

Pyschiatric Eval: People with gad may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back ; neck). There can ^'ed irritability ; v'ed concentration. ...Read more

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Does feeling of unreality stay with you as long as you have a anxiety disorder?

Does feeling of unreality stay with you as long as you have a anxiety disorder?

Not usually: Derealization is a symptom of high anxiety characterized by a feeling that one's surrounding is not right, unfamiliar or unreal. It can be very upsetting but it usually does not last too long but can vary. Can be other things. Need a good differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

How to know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

Psychiatric eval is: Recommended. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. Symptoms. ...Read more

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Are depression and anxiety inked together and how do you know if you have a anxiety disorder?

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 more

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How can I know if I have an overactive thyroid or anxiety disorder?

Medical eval: Hyperthyroidism can cause panic & anxiety symptoms. Medical evaluation with laboratory testing is needed to determine if cause of symptoms is a thyroid problem. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more