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Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Can pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland that secretes hormones that cause hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. The symptoms include elevated blood pressure, anxiety, weight loss, and excess perspiration., . ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms be similar to neurological symptoms?

Yes they can: As far as symptoms go, anxiety can be a great masquerader. It can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including those that could sound or feel neurological: dizziness; numbness & tingling in extremities; feelings of being far away; poor concentration; forgetfulness; tension; headaches, etc. Your doctor will work with you to differentiate causes through good exams & diagnostic tests. Be well. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of panic disorder?

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What are typical symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic attack: Sudden intense anxiety or apprehension accompanied by sense of impending doom and other hyper arousal symptoms, either due to medical causes or part of panic disorder. ...Read more

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Does pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Does pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Yes: Common neurological symptoms of pheochromocytoma include abnormal skin sensations (e.g. Electrical or numbness), anxiety, and headache. Most other symptoms are cardiovascular and endocrine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of severe depression?

Symptoms of severe depression?

Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

Excessive worry: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more

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What are common anxiety disorder symptoms?

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What are common anxiety disorder symptoms?

3 Major spheres: The major symptoms of anxiety cluster in 3 areas. Biological symptoms which are felt in your body and can effect many systems. Psychological /cognitive which effect your inner self and thinking and, social/behavioral which effect your outside behaviors and interaction with the environment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety mimic symptoms of cancers?

Can anxiety mimic symptoms  of cancers?

Sometimes: Anxiety is sometimes associated with malignancy. This is typified by many patients with pancreatic cancer who complain of such symptoms and sent for psychiatric evaluation only to find they have metastatic pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What worsens symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What worsens symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read more

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What other symptoms accompany quadriplegia?

What other symptoms  accompany quadriplegia?

See below: It depends on the level of the spinal cord injury. If the injury occurs at or above the third cervical level, the person will not have any control over their breathing and will need to be on a respirator. Below c3-4 most can breath on their own but will have very weak coughs and are prone to pneumonia.Pressure sores on th skin due to inability to feel pressure or move, bowel and bladder paralysis. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause psychotic symptoms?

Can anxiety cause psychotic symptoms?

No,but they can be : Present at the same time in one person.Please seek help in managing these symptoms.There is a fix.C ur doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can symptoms from high anxiety, depression and stress mimic symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Can symptoms from high anxiety, depression and stress mimic symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Anxiety & Depression: can interfere w/memory but not to the extent of severe Alzheimer's. A mental health professional can help you learn stress management strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of anxiety or serious medical symptoms?

What are symptoms of anxiety or serious medical symptoms?

Please clarify: Your question is too broad to answer. What medical condition? Anxiety is not a medical condition. Ask again and I am sure we will be able to help you. ...Read more

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What mental illness fits these symptoms?

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What mental illness fits these symptoms?

Mental illness: You forgot to mention the symptoms.

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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

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In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress? Other physiological symptoms of anxiety?

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In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress?  Other physiological 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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Are anxiety and dementia symptoms identical?

Are anxiety and dementia symptoms identical?

No - very different: Anxiety includes emotions of dread, apprehension ; worry, and physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, tremors/twitches, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, and headaches. Dementia is completely different -- it's a loss of brain function affecting memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. A person with dementia may certainly feel anxious, though. ...Read more

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Do shrinks always question whether your somatic symptoms are really somatic symptoms? W this logic anything can be "in your head" even when it's not

Sometimes...: Questioning means only that, it does not imply it will always be determined one way or the other. Somebody has to do it (the questioning, consider the possibility..). They do it everyday, they can tell. There is a famous answer of sigmund freud ("the" original shrink for some): "sometimes a cigar, is just a cigar". Likewise, sometimes somatic symptoms, are just somatic symptom. ...Read more

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What is the difference between somatic symptom disorder and conversion disorder?

What is the difference between somatic symptom disorder and conversion disorder?

Somatization Disorde: I understand your concern. Somatization Disorder, has at least 4 Pain symptoms, 2 Gastro-intestinal symptoms, 1 sexual symptom and 1 pseudo-neurological symptom. These symptoms can not be explained by general medical condition.. Conversion Disorder has1 or more symptoms affecting voluntary motor or sensory function Symptom is not limited to pain or sexual dysfunction Please see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Does being healthy mean being symptom-free all the time? What kind of baseline somatic noise is normal for a human being?

Does being healthy mean being symptom-free all the time? What kind of baseline somatic noise is normal for a human being?

We can have no: symptoms at all and there can be something wrong. Symptoms are a message that something needs to be attended to. Have regular check ups and discuss your level of "somatic noise" w/doc. Peace and good health. A natural health provider will help you optimize health rather than treat disease. ...Read more

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What does somatic pain mean?

What does  somatic pain mean?

Skin and tissues: Somatic pain is pain that comes from the skin and deep tissues. It is to be contrasted with visceral pain which comes from internal organs. ...Read more

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What are somatic vs sex chromosomes?

What are somatic vs sex chromosomes?

Determine Gender: Human cells have 46 chromosomes consisting of 22 pairs of autosomes (somatic) and 1 pair of sex chromosomes. Both are composed of dna and carry hereditary traits. However, the sex chromosomes are either xx (female) or xy (male), and determine gender. ...Read more

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What are some somatic chromosome disorders?

Variable: Depends on the affected chromosome. The commonest is down's syndrome where there are three #21 chromosomes in each cell instead of the normal two. There are many different varieties of chromosome defects, each with its particular set of changes in appearance and function. ...Read more

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What's the role of somatic cells in cancer devlopment?

What's the role of somatic cells in cancer devlopment?

Most cancers: Most cancers arise from somatic cells. The change involves a number of steps, though one of the steps may be an inherited defect/mutation. Cells acquire mutations and the ones providing a survival/growth advantage induce proliferation that leads to more mutations. A fully developed cancer has, on average, about 90 mutations. ...Read more

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What are the differences between somatic and genetic damage?

What are the differences between somatic and genetic damage?

Broad question: Broadly speaking, somatic damage refers to damage to the cell; genetic damage refers to damage to DNA. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat somatic dysfuntion of thoracolumbar region?

What can I do to treat somatic dysfuntion of thoracolumbar region?

Osteopathic doc: A Doctor of Osteopathy would be a good physician to find for this type of treatment. In addition to traditional medicine training, they also have an extensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system and how dysfunction in it can affect the whole. Osteopathic manual medicine or manipulation can help. When looking for one, ask if manual medicine is part of his or her practice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

Mind vs body: Autonomic are the responses from our nervous system so you breath without even thinkindgabout it and you heart beats. Somatic can be the responses of our body especially when we're worrying about things so we might get a headache of a stomach ache. ...Read more

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Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more

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Is klinefelter's syndrome a somatic or genetic mutation?

Is klinefelter's syndrome a somatic or genetic mutation?

More than one x: It is a genetic anomaly in which a phenotypic male has more than one x chromosome, in addition to the y chromosome. The disorder is associated with poor testicular development and infertility, obesity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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Had depression for past 8yrs. Bout of systemic corticosteroids recently for somatic reason. Cured my depression. Why?

Had depression for past 8yrs. Bout of systemic corticosteroids recently for somatic reason. Cured my depression. Why?

Steroids & affect: In some cases, being on steroids can evoke a euphoric response. In people with bipolar disorder, they can also induce mania. Such a person wouldn't feel "depressed" at the moment. Other possibilities include feeling better from whatever "somatic" reason you were given the steroids. Emotional and mental responses are deeply interwoven with "somatic" ones -- and this fact deserves respect. ...Read more

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What is "segmental and somatic dysfunction of the cervical spine"?

What is "segmental and somatic dysfunction of the cervical spine"?

Jargon: This is jargon that osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapist use to describe regions of the spine which may not be anatomically perfect. ...Read more

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Is it common to find absence of breast on the side of congenital somatic hemiatrophy in a female patient?

Is it common to find absence of breast on the side of congenital somatic hemiatrophy in a female patient?

Breast Absence: Absence of the breast (amastia) is a very rare occurrence, it's most likely associated with a condition called polands syndrome which may have varying degrees of deformity of the pectoralis muscles & ipsilateral upper extremity. Although common sense would say that it's more common in congenital hemiatrophy, i couldnt find specific rates and my guess is that atrophy, not absence, is more likely. ...Read more

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I'm very sensitive to heat & vocal noise, no tachycardia &sweating, no other somatic problems as i know.Thanks thanks for your responsibility.

I'm very sensitive to heat & vocal noise, no tachycardia &sweating, no other somatic problems as i know.Thanks thanks for your responsibility.

Common: Not sure what you are asking but many people are very sensitive to heat and noise but unless extreme, they don't cause heart problems. ...Read more