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Doctors, what are the the general symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Doctors, what are the the general symptoms of anxiety disorders?

That depends on: Which anxiety disorder you are referring to. 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. Specific anxiety disorders are associated with different symptoms. ...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 are the symptoms of anxiety disorders and hallucinations? Is it normal for someone to react slowly?

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders and hallucinations? Is it normal for someone to react slowly?

Completely Different: Anxiety disorders have to do with feeling nervous, worrying, obsessing or having panic attacks or ptsd. Hallucinations are symptoms. There are different kind of hallucinations (auditory, visual and more). If a person has hallucinations, that means they are psychotic. There are both physical and mental causes. Often, folks with schizophrenia hear voices and are anxious because of paranoia. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Yes: Ativan is in a family of medications called benzodiazepenes, which also includes valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonipin. Benzodiazepenes are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, but some caution should be used as benzodiazepenes do carry some potential to be habit forming, can cause rebound anxiety with missed doses, and can be extremely dangerous if mixed with alcohol or pain medications. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Various: There are several different types of anxiety disorders, ranging from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder and others such as social anxiety, etc. Generalized anxiety is marked by excessive worry, motor tension, feeling overwhelmed, and restlessness. Often times, sleep will be impaired. Treatment of anxiety disorders may involve medication and/ or cognitive psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Help please! when speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

Anxiety can be: side effect of many conditions. Social anxiety is when you are anxious around others. GAD is when you are anxious or keyed up all the time. OCD means when you are obsessing over certain details and may have routines to calm the anxiety that can be time consuming. Specific phobia is when you are scared of driving, heights, ants, spiders, etc, it can be anything. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

Can you tell me when speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

It depends upon the: Author and the focus of the topic. Unfortunately anxiety in the psychiatric literature is often thrown around indiscriminately and is not further clarified as to the type of anxiety that is being referenced. Therefore the issue can be confusing. Unless it is specified I have no idea whether it is generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, ptsd anxiety, phobic anxiety, psychotic anxiety, or any of the other types of anxieties out there.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why with anxiety disorder can we have a few good days and then get anxiety symptoms such a giddy, tired, on edge out of blue. Is this a normal reaction?

Panic attack: Seems that you are having panic attacks. It is not normal. Thyroid issue, some other metabolic changes or anxiety disorder can cause such illness. It is treatable condition. Do not hesitate to seek out help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

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 ...Read more