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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please tell me what are some emotional and mental symptoms of having anxiety!?

Please tell me what are some emotional and mental symptoms of having anxiety!?

Symptoms: 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. ...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


Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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When mental health improves after 2 months of anxiety does physical symptoms of anxiety go immediately or slowly over time? Still sick but happier

Anxiety: Recovery rates are different for different people. Enjoy feeling better, more than the pace at which it happens. ...Read more

Dr. Michelle King Dr. King
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.

Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.

Anxiety: Can affect folks to a mild, moderate, or severe degree, including symptoms that are butterflies, stomach/chest discomfort, with or without the unpleasant emotional issues. If the anxiety is interfering with your social/occupational functioning, please have an evaluation. Certain meds may cause anxiety as a side effect in some folks, which your MD would need to be made aware of. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Tapia Dr. Tapia
Psychiatry
9 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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I have a friend that is very well-educated in mental diseases, and he says i show symptoms of anxiety. Should i seek help? Does medication even work?

I have a friend that is very well-educated in mental diseases, and he says i show symptoms of anxiety. Should i seek help? Does medication even work?

Talk to a therapist: I would talk to a social worker, therapist, psychoanalyst, psychologist or psychiatrist about these suggested symptoms although it is important to remember it is your life too and something is only a problem for you if it gets in the way of you accomplishing your dreams! sometimes it helps to walk with a trained and objective third party and to see if there is a diagnosable condition. Stay safe! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does Zoloft (sertraline) help with the physical symptoms of anxiety aswell as the mental ?

Zoloft (sertraline): As one's anxiety disorder improves- usually both emotional and physical symptoms reduce. it is best to combine meds with non-pharmacological options. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are anxiety symptoms?

What are anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety Symptoms: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Muhammad Munir Dr. Munir
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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What are some symptoms of anxiety?

What are some symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety can be very disturbing feeling.Bring on edge worrying about every thing shaking irritability lack of concentration poor sleep upset stomach nausea headache geralized aches and pains breathing difficulties hyper ventilating mind going blank.Thete could be lot of varied symptoms best would be to get an eval with psychiatrist to get clear diagnosis treatment a lot good treatment available. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred Gallo Dr. Gallo
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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What are the main symptoms of anxiety?

ANXIETY: Common symptoms are feelings of apprehensive, powerless, impending doom, panic, rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, feeling weak or tired. These are consistent with sympathetic nervous system activation that may be related to scary thoughts. Deep breathing can send a parasympathetic volley to the heart and reduce anxiety. Therapy & certain medications can help tremendously. ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Stewart Dr. Stewart
Clinical Psychology
40 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What are the physical symptoms of anxiety like?

What are the physical symptoms of anxiety like?

Anxiety/stress: Can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic anxiety/stress decreases immune functions and contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please explain what are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: 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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Dr. Howard Gurr Dr. Gurr
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
Hofstra University North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is symptoms of anxiety?

What is symptoms of  anxiety?

Anxiety symptoms: Some symptoms: a feeling of dread; worrying about things; overwhelming fear; rapid breathing; fast pulse; sweating; trembling; heart pounding & palpitations; nausea; dizziness; chest pressure & difficulty catching breath; numbness & tingling on face & body; exaggerated "startle" reflex; feeling of being detached from the world; etc. See a mental health professional for help with this. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of anxiety?

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Many: Anxiety is worry out of proportion to threat. Every little thing can cause fear. Every possible stimulus can cause upset. You imagine the worst outcome of every situation. You can have trouble sleeping or sleep too much. You can lose your appetite or over-eat. You can shake. Anti-depressant medicines are often used for anxiety. See a doctor to sort it out. It might be depression. Hope this is help. ...Read more

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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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How to deal with anxiety symptoms?

Cognitive Therapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very good treatment for anxiety.Situations evoke feeling in us and the feeling depends on our thoughts . Negative thoughts can cause us to feel anxious, angry, depressed ...And the idea is identifying our negative thoughs and change our way of thinking. ...Read more

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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What could cause anxiety symptoms?

What could cause anxiety symptoms?

See below: Some medical conditions might also have anxiety symptoms. Make sure you discuss your concerns with your primary care provider to rule out anything medical going on. Find a mental health professional to help you work on triggers for your anxiety. Consider meds if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Hello.What r the symptoms of anxiety?

Hello.What r the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/concern/unpleasant sensations/ dread. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress, as in panic. ...Read more

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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How do I decrease my anxiety symptoms?

How do I decrease my anxiety symptoms?

See below: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Can someone feel anxiety symptoms 24/7?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can someone feel anxiety symptoms 24/7?

Anxiety: Depends on type of anxiety & duration. Some report anxiety during sleep which wakes them up in panic mode. ...Read more