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Doctor insights on: How To Know If You Have Anxiety Problems

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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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What sort of problem is anxiety?

What sort of problem is anxiety?

Anxiety happens when: Your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). To manage anxiety, you can change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If anxiety is a pattern or particularly distressing, talk to a psychologist, counselor or biofeedback therapist. ...Read more

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When does anxiety become a problem?

When does anxiety become a problem?

Depends: If you feel distressed by it in any way or if it interferes with your daily life, goals, etc. A small amount of anxiety can help us accomplish tasks and be motivated however anything more than this small amount can interfere with our life. Get a consult with a psychologist if you are unable to figure this out yourself. Be well! ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause balance problem?

Could anxiety cause balance problem?

Anxiety: Possible, if accompanied by other anxiety symptoms & u have no medical problems to attribute to the balance problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an anxiety problem?

What to do if I have an anxiety problem?

Anxiety: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem with anxiety?

What to do if I have problem with anxiety?

See below: Talk to you physician to see if there's a physical basis for anxiety. Practice relaxation, meditation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body). Set up a routine, to make your environment more predictable ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have an anxiety problem?

Possibly?: 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. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more

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What to do if serious nerveous / anxiety problems?

What to do if serious nerveous / anxiety problems?

Start w a med: eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could anyone help me out I am facing anxiety problem?

Could anyone help me out I am facing anxiety problem?

Try to figure our: What is making you anxious. If it is an external factor - then either learn how to approach it differently or address the issue head on. If it is an internal issue then seek therapy. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or >>. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have anxiety problem. Advice?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night &good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. Consider med eval. ...Read more

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Who should I see for anxiety problem? And what would the do?

Who should I see for anxiety problem? And what would the do?

Call psychologists: Or other mental health professionals and ask if they have training and experience treating anxiety. The treatment that has proven most effective is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure in imagination and real life. Biofeedback can help with relaxation -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure my anxiety problems without medication?

What can be done to cure my anxiety problems without medication?

2 Fight vs Friend It: That is the question. We use the word "anxiety" a lot but many of usdon't know much about it - how we experience it in our bodies/our minds; what behaviors get associated w/it like avoidance & reassurance-seeking; how it shapes how we see world (what if something bad happens?). But anxiety is a state of mind that can help us survive & thrive! so how about learning 2harness it? See anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for my anxiety problems please help.?

Yes: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Consider seeing a >. ...Read more

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Anxiety is causing me problems and I'm upset and fed up of it now?

Take Action!!: Have you tried cognitive behavioral therapy? Behavior Modification? Individual psychotherapy? Group psychotherapy? Qi Gong? Tai Chi? Acupuncture? Acupressure? Homeopathy? meditation? Yoga? Exercise program? Breathing exercises? Progressive muscle relaxation? Don't just rely on meds to get rid of your symptoms. Take an active and aggressive role in eliminating your anxiety ! ...Read more

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For someone who has anxiety problems, what can they do to lessen it?

For someone who has anxiety problems, what can they do to lessen it?

Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation. Take care ...Read more

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What meds are good for helping with both attention and anxiety problems?

SSRI's: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can sometimes hit both with one stone. ...Read more

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I think I have problems with anxiety, how do I control my anxiety overall?

I think I have problems with anxiety, how do I control my anxiety overall?

Don't know if you: Have minor stress issues or a significant anxiety disorder.Start w a med eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle >. ...Read more

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What might I do to handle my anxiety problems when it comes to my first, first date?

First dates: Think about what you want to do on the date before hand. I always found i was less anxious on a date if there was an activity planned or if it was a group date. Try deep breathing. Inhale through the nose. Fill lungs (but not to point of discomfort). Hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. __ _ don't forget to have fun(:.__. ...Read more

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Anxiety is becoming a serious problem. I feel really overwhelmed and i don't know what to do?

Get to a therapist: Don't worry about the stigma. Anxiety treatment is very structured and coordinated. Treatment usually takes 6-12 sessions and techniques are practiced and rehearsed to give you more control over your anxiety. ...Read more