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What is the definition or description of: anxiety?

What is the definition or description of: anxiety?

Fear response: 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 impact on daily life. ...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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What is the medical definition of anxiety and stress?

What is the medical definition of anxiety and stress?

Stress and Anxiety: Stress can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, unease, and worry. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Partner anxiety?

What is the definition or description of: Partner anxiety?

Anxiety in dating: This could possibly be a need for a partner in life that is so extensive that a person can develop anxiety when they are having trouble finding the right person. This is a self-fullfiling prophecy-like situation where the need appears prominent by the suitor and they leave the relationship ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Anxiety disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Anxiety disorder?

Excessive fears: Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of future threat. From http://dsm. Psychiatryonline. Org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi. Books.9780890425596.dsm05 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stranger anxiety?

What is the definition or description of: Stranger anxiety?

9 mo: Normal social milestone a baby develops typically between 6-12mo when an unfamiliar adult is around and the baby cries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: social anxiety disorder?

What is the definition or description of: social anxiety disorder?

Thoughts, fear, avoid: Like all anxiety disorders, it is biologically based. The person is preoccupied & is self conscious of his behaviour in public & during social interaction, feels the center of judgement and he is not fit enough, so quite often they avoid parites, meetings, eating in public or even asking questions all because of fear of being judged negatively. Treatment is both meds & cbt & is very effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Generalized anxiety disorder?

Generalized Anxiety: It's normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry that interfere with day-to-day activities may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder.
*http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024562 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dental anxiety?

What is the definition or description of: dental anxiety?

Same as dentophobia: Many people are anxious about dental care because the sights, sounds, smells and overall experience are emotionally overwhelming. Fortunately, there are dental education, a myriad of technologies to make dentistry more comfortable, and sedation. Find a great dentist, work through it, and be healthy ;-). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Separation anxiety?

What is the definition or description of: Separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety: This is described as when an infant or small child
has difficulty separating from their parent. They might exhibit this by crying uncontrollably, tantrums, etc
until being picked up. Just reassurance is all the infant/child needs to know parent is present and loving. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lack of separation anxiety?

No anxiety when. ...: Apart from primary caretaker. Most babies will develop some anxiety when separated from their caretaker, usually the mother, at 10-18 months but may occur earlier and usually eases by 2-3 years. Lack Of separation anxiety could be present in a child who has multiple caretakers, such as a day care, be an easy going infant, or one that has not strongly bonded or recognized one caretaker. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Job related anxiety?

What is the definition or description of: Job related anxiety?

Job related anxiety: Anxiety from work stress is one of the leading causes of stress. Difficulty relating to boss or co-workers can generate a lot of anxiety. Human Relations departments in businesses help people cope. Large corps often down-size giving more work to workers and hiring less people to do the work. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Separation anxiety disorder?

SAD: Psychological problem involving severe anxiety at separation from persons strongly attached to, such as parents. Most common in children age 3 and younger. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feeling anxious?

There are about 33: Different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's of anxiety, see:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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Odd question BUT can stress/anxiety or anything else cause My Meningioma to grow? Or does that just happen on its own? Y do I have multiple?

Odd question BUT can stress/anxiety or anything else cause My Meningioma to grow? Or does that just happen on its own? Y do I have multiple?

Typically stable: Meningiomas are typically very slowly growing benign tumors. While uncommon symptomatically, some studies show up to 2-3% of the population may have meningiomas but do not know it. In general, there have been no specific associations made with stress. There are genetic disorders that do have meningiomas as part of the syndrome (eg neurofibromatosis, which may be associated with multiple ones). ...Read more

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In the past 2yrs I have been having anxiety attacks wondering y, I have never had them before. Don't want meds so I can I stop them from coming?

In the past 2yrs I have been having anxiety attacks wondering y, I have never had them before. Don't want meds so I can I stop them from coming?

Speak...: ...To a psychiatrist. He/she can help you find out the exact nature of your anxiety (there are different kinds) and the likely causes. There are uncommon medical causes as well which should be ruled out. There are many different non-medication treatments for anxiety that he/she will recommend--depending on the what's and why's of your situation. ...Read more

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Enjoyed weed for 2yrs till one day got so scare in a situation after the situation everytime I smoke I start getting chestpain &panick now y anxiety?

Marijuana: When you have untoward reactions to a drug, its a good idea to avoid the drug. The simple response is stay away from weed. As far as your panic attacks, if they happen in other situations get professional help for your panic disorder. ...Read more

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16 f y/o. 5'3" & 143lbs. I have anxiety issues and meds for it aren working. Randomly resting BPM rases to 120 and breathing becomes frantic. Anxiety?

16 f y/o. 5'3" & 143lbs. I have anxiety issues and meds for it aren working. Randomly resting BPM rases to 120 and breathing becomes frantic. Anxiety?

?? Anxiety: Let your md know the meds aren't working. He/she may need to adjust dose. You might need a consult with a mental health professional to help you deal with your anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a question regarding Ashwagandha. I'm a 23 y/o male with generalize anxiety. Is this something I should consider taking? And is it addictive or something one can develop a tolerance too? I'm looking for a professionals input. Thank you very much.

Therapy/meds: In addition to meds, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what anxiety means to YOU. Anxiety means different things to different people. Meds and therapy are the most optimal combination. ...Read more

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Why do we get anxiety?

Good question: It's an over-exaggerated fight or flight response. Our nervous system is getting us ready to act by pumping out adrenaline and other chemicals. The problem is this response may be over- zealous or it may occur when we don't want it too. Also if something scared us before, our body remembers that. That is why if you've ever been stuck in an elevator once, you'll get very anxious in any tight space. ...Read more

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Can anxiety occur daily?

Yes: If anxiety is occurring that much, it probably is affecting your daily habits and activities. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How does anxiety start?

Evolutionary: A good book: http://psychcentral. Com/blog/archives/2013/05/22/the-origins-of-anxiety/
it's a natural animal response. It helps us survive - but it can get out of control and become a problem instead of a help. There are things we should avoid for safety - anxiety warns us. But, if we learn to feel it w/out good cause - or too often - or too much - it's a problem. Talk to a therapist. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will anxiety cause pain?

Sometimes anxiety: Is associated with pain. I perform medical acupuncture. I often do a technique to reduce anxiety and the person finds that even though I did not specifically treat their pain - that it has resolved. ...Read more

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How do I manage anxiety?

Anxiety: There are a number of behavioral techniques to include deep breathing, progress muscle relaxation, guided imagery. There are a lot of self help books that show how to practice these techniques. The key is to practice them 20 minutes every day so they become a habit you can easily employ when anxious. ...Read more

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How can I handle anxiety?

See below: Are you anxious about every day stuff or particular events? Generally, it's good to know what makes you anxious. Practice relaxation, mediation, 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). ...Read more

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How do you treat anxiety?

Anxiety: Depending on the type of anxiety; behavior modification, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, relaxation training, medications if necessary. ...Read more

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How to cope with anxiety?

How to cope with anxiety?

Do you have an: Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I reduce anxiety?

Breathe: Deep breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery help. Telling yourself the anxiety will pass and that it can't harm you help too. Remember that anxiety is just an emotion, nothing else. Good luck! ...Read more