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Doctor insights on: Interesting Facts About Anxiety Disorders

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Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks. ...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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Question about social anxiety--is that just extreme shyness?

Question about social anxiety--is that just extreme shyness?

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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What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

???: There is no "psychotic personality disorder, " -- thus i don't know of any triad associated with it. Is it possible you mean something else? Another type of personality disorder, perhaps? ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about earthquakes.

Unpredictable: Earthquakes are unpredictable. If you live in an earthquake prone area you should construct seismically safe buildings or retrofit buildings. ...Read more

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Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

No one can tell you: Clearly you are not content and feel unable to find a solution for changing him. I think it would be a mistake to trust any 'yes/no' answer to your '?'. It might be the way this will go, but there may be other options too. Try to find a therapist to help you think t through and perhaps provide or refer for couples Tx. Be patient as you seek a solution - it will help. ...Read more

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Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Anyone know about music therapy for mental disorders?

Yes, I c'd answer it: There are variety of different music therapy modalities in mental disorders, which could be recommended by the therapist, psychologist in your area. Music is very healing. I described it in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' it is on amazon. Also you could find information on my website: http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com. You'll find there bmt (brain music therapy) as well. Best, dr. M. ...Read more

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Masochism excites me: what are your thoughts about dominating women?

Masochism excites me: what are your thoughts about dominating women?

See a therapist.: Dominating someone, or even the thoughts of dominating someone or being dominated is abnormal. It could be harmless, but you need a therapist to help you get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Any movies that educate you about ADHD diagnosis?

Any movies that educate you about ADHD diagnosis?

Yes lengthy list is : At: connect.Additudemag.Com/videos adhd videos: attention deficit disorder resources watch videos that explain adhd symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management techniques for children and adults. ...Read more

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4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?

4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?

New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about general anxiety disorder / panic attacks?

Can you tell me more about general anxiety disorder / panic attacks?

Panic attacks can : Develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you. ...Read more

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Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Yes: These are more common in young children. You should seak a child psychologist or a child psychiatrist who specializes in learning disabilities and they will be better able to explain whether someone has it and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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What to do about schizophrenia, anxiety, ocd, paranoia or is this real?

What to do about schizophrenia, anxiety, ocd, paranoia or is this real?

You question: is not clear. Please rephrase and explain why you are asking about these multiple mental illnesses. ...Read more

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Please share a myth about coping with tornadoes.

Please share a myth about coping with tornadoes.

Refuge under bridge: During a tornado being under a bridge offers no protection and is dangerous ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis TMJ. Any relationship? I read some article about similar symptomps

Multiple sclerosis TMJ. Any relationship? I read some article about similar symptomps

No: Multiple sclerosis is strictly a disease of the brain and spinal chord and doesn't affect the joints. If you have one autoimmune disorder like MS, you can however be prone to another like rheumatoid that can cause arthritis, including arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more

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Know anything about pervasive developmental disorder?

Know anything about pervasive developmental disorder?

Yes: I have treated many. This is in the autistic spectrum. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. It is treatable. ...Read more

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Help please! is bisexuality and personality disorders somehow related?

Help please! is bisexuality and personality disorders somehow related?

No: There is no relation at all between one's sexuality and having a personality disorder. But, having a personality disorder can probably interfere with whatever relationships one wants to have. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about Wildfires.

Spread like WILDFIRE: There is a reason for this admonition. Went the authorities tell your to evacuate....GET OUT ...Read more

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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