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How do I relax my father when he wakes up at night from anxiety disorder and unwanted OCD thought making him very ill and causing sleepless nights?

How do I relax my father when he wakes up at night from anxiety disorder and unwanted OCD thought making him very ill and causing sleepless nights?

Meds and CBT: Nocturnal ocd like nocturnal panic attacks can be especially tricky because you don't have any way to see it coming. Make we have it correctly identified and that he get educated on various treatment techniques. Meds and cbt can be helpful. ...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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I think I might have depression or an anxiety disorder. I can't sleep at night and I've been gaining weight rapidly. There are some other symptoms too

I think I might have depression or an anxiety disorder. I can't sleep at night and I've been gaining weight rapidly. There are some other symptoms too

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your distress.
Sleep problem can be due to both anxiety and depression.
gaining weight rapidly” is likely due to painful feelings of hurt, resentment, anger, shame or guilt, becoming overwhelming and leading to have relief or pleasure from eating.
Alcohol and drugs use can increase anxiety and depression
Go to Ocean Feel Wonder and Peace!
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, coping skills ...Read more

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My anxiety disorder started after I smoked k2 one night. It was the first and last time I did it. Why did it cause anxiety? Possible brain damage?

My anxiety disorder started after I smoked k2 one night. It was the first and last time I did it. Why did it cause anxiety? Possible brain damage?

K2 or "Spice": There have been no formal studies of brain anatomy changes related to k2. However, the effects of paranoia, anxiety, and hallucinations can be much stronger than with marijuana. The synthetic cannabinoids in k2 bind to the same receptors as thc. Some of them do so more strongly, making the effect more unpredictable. K2 may also contain additional, unknown components that increase these responses. ...Read more

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I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?

I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?

Xanax (alprazolam): I don't really recommend short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) for panic, they are associated with inter-dose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety, discuss the issue with your psychiatrist, otherwise the combination is ok. ...Read more

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Do I have pd or an anxiety disorder in the symptoms: chest pains, shortness of breath, visible shaking in the limbs and internal shaking at night?

Anxiety: Since it is at night I would recommend that you see a sleep disorder specialist as well as a psychiatrist. Also please get to psychotherapy with a competent psychologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I gt up about 10-15 times during night to urinate. Over reactive bladder cure? Also does anxiety disorder cause need 2 urinate dry mouth n thirst

I gt up about 10-15 times during night to urinate. Over reactive bladder cure? Also does anxiety disorder cause need 2 urinate dry mouth n thirst

See below: There are many causes of frequent daytime and nighttime urinary frequency with overactive bladder a possibility IF all other causes have been ruled out by proper evaluation. Given degree of your frequency associated with dry mouth and thirst, I would be much more concerned about the possibility of diabetes and/or other medical problem causing your symptoms. Recommend see an MD as soon as possible! ...Read more

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17. Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Trouble breathing/can't breath well late at night. EKG and chest x ray were good. Saw a cardiologist. Anxiety??

17. Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Trouble breathing/can't breath well late at night. EKG and chest x ray were good. Saw a cardiologist. Anxiety??

First visit your: Doc to rule out medical conditions. Then please see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist. The conditions you mention are often anxiety related. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

Signs are what: The doctor observes and symptoms are what you report. Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm so paranoid all the time. Could this be an anxiety disorder?

I'm so paranoid all the time. Could this be an anxiety disorder?

Paranoid? Anxious?: The answer is most likely 'no.' feelings of paranoia tend to cause anxiety but are nto themselves caused by anxiety. Everyone feels a little paranoid sometime, usually after a very unpleasant event. If such a feeling persists and becomes pervasive, this suggest a mental health issue like schizophrenia, bipolar, or substance abuse. ...Read more

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What does generalized anxiety disorder do to your body over time?

What does generalized anxiety disorder do to your body over time?

Anxiety: Anxiety releases stress hormones which can be detrimental to your health in excess, can cause memory deficits, inflammation and low mood. Best. ...Read more

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Can I get a biological explanation as to why my unborn baby moves non stop and vigorously all the time. I have anxiety disorder. Is it the anxiety?

Unlikely: Pregnancy is a time where anxiety can heighten for you. However, your unborn child's vigorous movement is a sign of health, not of anxiety. ...Read more

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Feeling out of energy all the time. I have an anxiety disorder but with medication I don't feel anxious. But I feel kind of off. I forget things too.

Feeling out of energy all the time. I have an anxiety disorder but with medication I don't feel anxious. But I feel kind of off. I forget things too.

Check your meds: Some psychiatric medications can cause fatigue. If you symptoms started when you started your anxiety medication, you should talk to your doctor about it.

Also, some common illnesses, such as a hypoactive thyroid, can cause anxiety and fatigue as well. Blood tests can tell you if your thyroid is working normally. ...Read more

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Generalized anxiety disorder question? Is it a one time thing or does it come back?

Tends To Be Chronic: Generalized anxiety disorder can be treated with good resolution of symptoms. However, the course of this disorder is chronic by definition, so treatment usually requires a long period of time, and the goal of treatment tends to be management rather than disappearance of symptoms. ...Read more

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I saw a Psychiatrist for the 1st time and he diagnosed me with "anxiety disorder otherwise not specified". What does it mean?

I saw a Psychiatrist for the 1st time and he diagnosed me with "anxiety disorder otherwise not specified". What does it mean?

Worry=anxiety: Worry can be good. Worry makes you sensitive to other people"s feelings, motivates you to want to do tasks on time & well, etc. People who don't worry don't care, which is bad. Too much worry is bad. Anxiety can make you irritable, tearful, unable to concentrate, or won't let your brain rest at night when you want to sleep. Continue to get help if you worry too much, it will make you feel better. ...Read more

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23 yr old F. Severe anxiety disorder. All the time body weakness and shaky like I am going to collapse. Could it be my anxiety or something else.

23 yr old F. Severe anxiety disorder. All the time body weakness and shaky like I am going to collapse. Could it be my anxiety or something else.

Yes. Can be either.: Health anxiety disorder should be followed by one's primary care doctor and maybe a psychiatrist. Regular counseling visits, group therapy for support, and cognitive psychotherapy focusing on realistic beliefs about disease are all part of treatment. Anxiety creates daily physical symptoms, and the patient thus needs to know herself really well to be able to identify new, non-anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi. I have suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder coupled for some time. I am on Brintillex but find it makes me depressed. Any advice?

Hi. I have suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder coupled for some time. I am on Brintillex but find it makes me depressed. Any advice?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support. Medication MAY help but it is not the entire answer. Learning coping skills needed. ...Read more

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Very nervous about seeing a gynecologist for the first time. Should I tell her I have generalized anxiety disorder and how nervous I am for the appt?

Very nervous about seeing a gynecologist for the first time. Should I tell her I have generalized anxiety disorder and how nervous I am for the appt?

Tell the doc: Many people feel anxious when going to the doctor. The first appointment can be anxiety provoking still as you don't know the doc & you have not had that type of exam before. In addition, GYN exams raise topics that we usually think of as private and that too can add to your discimport. Let the doc know yout concerns as they you can work together. Good luck ...Read more

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I have add and a anxiety disorder. I have a hard time with multilple task with remembering. I wounder if ritalin (methylphenidate) or something else would help thank?

I have add and a anxiety disorder. I have a hard time with multilple task with remembering. I wounder if ritalin (methylphenidate) or something else would help thank?

ADD, anxiety & Trt: Stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) can improve attention deficit disorder related reduced concentration, but stimulants can increase anxiety. You can get a genetic test (e.g. Genesight by assurexhealth. Com) using a cheek swab to identify what psychiatric medications (stimulants, antidepressants and atypical neuroleptics) you are more likely to tolerate and respond. Ask your doctor to use such a test for you. ...Read more

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I need help with a very bad depression & anxiety disorder I have been dealing with a very bad depression & lots of aniexty for years now, it's just got a lot worse with time. I feel useless & worthless now days, I'm scared to leave my own apt., I have a h

I need help with a very bad depression & anxiety disorder I have been dealing with a very bad depression & lots of aniexty for years now, it's just got a lot worse with time. I feel useless & worthless now days, I'm scared to leave my own apt., I have a h

Get help: The feeling of worthlessness is a symptom of the illness. Depressed people often get into a vicious circle of inaction and then feeling ashamed about it. You don't say what you have done so far. Depression is a treatable disease and most patients are much improved with adequate treatment. If you haven't already see a psychiatrist for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one person to have borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Is it possible for one person to have borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Yes: Anxiety and depressive disorders are often seen concurrently with borderline personality disorder. However, people with borderline personality disorder often have have significant problems with impulse control (so they might not have a separate diagnosis of impulse control disorder). ...Read more

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Am I suffering with anxiety disorder? I've only had one panic attack but I've been having continuous anxiety attacks, for long periods of times.

Cause > Conditioning: Jessica, You have described an anxiety disorder and the best treatment is by hypnotic methods. Find a professional who is trained in hypnotic treatment. You can have immediate, lasting relief and if you fine someone trained in Subliminal Therapy, you will probably eliminate the problem altogether. Search on www. Stii. Us for someone. Meds can help but only mask the symptoms, don't treat the cause. ...Read more

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My anxiety disorder began developing 5 months ago about the time I tested positive for shiga toxin (e-coli o157:h7), treated with flagyl. Connection?

My anxiety disorder began developing 5 months ago about the time I tested positive for shiga toxin (e-coli o157:h7), treated with flagyl. Connection?

Internist: Please be sure to have your blood tested and consider further work-up. Shiga is hard to clear and Flagyl has many side effects. Please discuss with your internist. ...Read more

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How common is it for paresthesia to be a symptom of anxiety disorder? Have panic attacks sometimes and paresthesia sometimes but never at same time.

How common is it for paresthesia to be a symptom of anxiety disorder? Have panic attacks sometimes and paresthesia sometimes but never at same time.

Yes: Although they usually go together it is common for panic attacks and paresthesias to be linked. The common link is a change in sympathetic tone and usually and change in Ph. This causes the chest pain with the panic attack and the abnormal activity of the peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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Social anxiety disorder? Is this mental sick? When is the time to see doctor or therapist? What's gonna happen there? Should I see primary doc first?

Social anxiety: A majority of people experience some anxiety or shyness in social situations. Anxiety becomes problematic when it interferes with one's ability to manage day to day life - work, family, things you believe are important. Anxiety is treatable and does not mean one is mentally sick - it is a physiological and and behavioral condition. Ok to see primary care to begin evaluation and discuss options. ...Read more

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My 17 year old daughter has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and is really struggling tonight. She has an appointment with a gp monday to get a prescription what do we do in the mean time?

Continue: Continue to provide support and reassurance to her, search online for proper ways to relax (relaxation techniques), avoid nicotine or cut down gradually on it if being used for a while now, avoid caffeinated products, eat healthy and get enough sleep. I would also suggest you list down questions you will have for the doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I was 150mg of Zoloft for over a decade for an anxiety disorder and it worked well for me. Last year I went down to 50mg and have been having lots of near panic attacks lately. There seems to be no trigger either. It's happening multiple times e

Physical?: This is challenging but workable both medically and psychologically. If one rules out abnormal blood tests with attention to thyroid, liver, and blood counts, then consider several options for alleviating anxiety and near panic. Charting times, environment, activity, thoughts and feelings for a week, and/or doing brief breathing or relaxation techniques 2x/day, and weekly therapy to start. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with ocd, epilepsy, borderline personality disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Yes it is: An individual could have a generalized anxiety disorder (or other anxiety disorders such as phobias or panic disorder) with obsessive compulsive disorder, epilepsy and a borderline personality disorder. A person often has more than one behavioral condition. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,149 Doctors shared insights

Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more