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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
You may have PD if U: 1) experience frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation. 2) worry a lot about having another panic attack. 3) are behaving differently because of the panic attacks, such as avoiding places where u’ve previously panicked. Still, even if u don't meet the specific criteria for pd, u deserve to feel better about ur symptoms! consult w/ ur dr. Or a therapist. Gl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sleep disorder?: One of the most important questions I ask is how rested do you feel during the day? The specific symptoms, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, sudden awakening, insufficient total sleep or other symptoms may all be caused by different factors. A thorough assessment by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatric Eval.: 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 (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep. ...Read more
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
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
Think -Are, not have: A personality is what you're like, not something you have or get. It's not a disease, but a way of being that doesn't work very well. Borderline people flip between extreme attitudes of positive ; negative on many, if not most things. It is hard for them to maintain anything for that reason. When they are pro, they love whatever it is, but it can and does change to con on a dime - and back again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often people don't: Often people don't know they are having an anxiety attack. They think they are having a heart attack or dying. When they go to an er no physical disorders are discovered. Once the physical possibilities are ruled out, it is wise to see a psychologist and work on whatever may be leading to your anxiety. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask friends & family: That is the simplest way. Can always consult a psychologist if you remain concerned. ...Read more
All ED's are serious: If you mean anorexia nervosa, it has a lifetime mortality (death) rate of 10%--that's serious. If you mean bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder- though their mortality rate may not be as high, their potential for ruining a life and causing psychosocial misery and medical problems is very high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic disorder?: Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. The most common symptoms are panic attacks (which are marked by severe anxiety with accompanying nausea, dizziness, numbness, heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, trembling, fear of impending serious medical problem or " going crazy") as well as fear of having another panic attack. Talk with ur doc to determine if u have panic disorder. ...Read more
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