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Doctor insights on: List Of Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What can I do to treat the physical symptoms of anxiety/depression?

What can I do to treat the physical symptoms of anxiety/depression?

Cognitive Behavioral: Depends on the severity and persistence of the symptoms as well as the type of symptoms. Either way, whether panic (fear) or anxiety symptoms, identifying thoughts associated with your symptoms is key. Deep breathing exercises can be a "quick and dirty" tool but i would suggest looking up cognitive behavioral therapy as a long term solution. Exercise is best, quick tool when depressed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of anxiety and depression?

What are symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and Dep: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. Anxiety causes a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Generally, anxiety causes a sense of fear and loss of control. One should seek professional help if you have anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and Dep.: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. Anxiety causes a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Generally, anxiety causes a sense of fear and loss of control. One should seek professional help if you have anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a bladder infection cause symptoms of anxiety and depression?

In vulnerable people: Yes. But it would suggest that the infection--which depresses all functions to a degree, including brain function--is triggering rather than causing the mood changes. So as well as treating the infection, a psychiatrist should help evaluate the depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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How long is it reasonable to allow symptoms of anxiety and depression to continue before treating? I've felt anxious and depressed (tired, unmotivated, apathetic, etc.) since my car accident 1mo ago. On Venlafaxine 225mg, been in therapy >2 years.

How long is it reasonable to allow symptoms of anxiety and depression to continue before treating? I've felt anxious and depressed (tired, unmotivated,  apathetic, etc.) since my car accident 1mo ago. On Venlafaxine 225mg, been in therapy >2 years.

Distress/impairment: determine need/effect of treatment. If doing well with venlafaxine and therapy before auto accident you may be experiencing temporary setback. If you were not doing well then medication and/or therapy must change if not effective after 2 years. Work with prescriber and therapist to determine progress and alternative/additional approaches. Review life skills/motivation. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety or depression?

What are the symptoms of anxiety or depression?

Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety is a feeling of dread or unease that's also accompanied by physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, sweating, rapid breathing, dry mouth, muscle tension, nausea, dizziness, etc. It can range from vague worry to intense panic. Depression brings a sad mood, loss of interest in normal activities, plus changes in appetite, sleep, and energy. Depression and anxiety frequently fall together. ...Read more

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Started 10mg of lexapro 4 weeks ago for anxiety and depression, I feel better but still have symptoms of anxiety, cld this mean I need a higher dose?

Started 10mg of lexapro 4 weeks ago for anxiety and depression, I feel better but still have symptoms of anxiety, cld this mean I need a higher dose?

Possibly: It takes 4-6 weeks for full effect of any given dose of Lexapro so you're pretty much at full effect of 10mg. Anxiety often requires higher doses of Lexapro and similar meds than depression does. So you may need to go up to 15mg or higher to target the anxiety. You could also stay with 10mg and really target the anxiety with a therapist. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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