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What are social anxiety symptoms?

What are social anxiety symptoms?

Dread, Avoidance: Symptoms include physical (e.g., heart racing, sweating. blushing); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self, feeling ashamed of self (e.g., "I'm so stupid"); avoiding social situations, social interactions. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Suggest expert help! Read the stories of two sufferers here: http://ow.ly/EXbBU ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...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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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 symptoms come with anxiety?

What symptoms come with anxiety?

Many symptoms: Symptoms that are frequently associated with anxiety include insomnia, palpitations, avoidance of social situations, irritability, muscle cramping or stiffness and tremors. Most people with anxiety will have just a few of these symptoms. ...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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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

Yes,: As well as other symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist to help you with this. You do not need to live with this. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause panic or anxiety symptoms?

Can GERD cause panic or anxiety symptoms?

Yes: Here and anxiety have a close relationship. For many. It can be a chicken and egg question about which came first. Certainly treat both.Many people i see have done well to treat the gerd with meds and the anxiety with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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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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What causes anxiety/ agoraphobia?

What causes anxiety/ agoraphobia?

Beliefs: Anxiety is the result of a belief of which you may not even be aware. This belief portends bad consequences. In a was it is like presenting a feared object to yourself. ...Read more

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Can OCD behaviors be symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Can OCD behaviors be symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

No: I am not aware of any direct connection between the two two relatively common conditions can coexist. ...Read more

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Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Yes,absolute-: ly. You may need some medication for this, like an SSRI antidpressant w///antianxiety properties like zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more

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What are common anxiety disorder symptoms?

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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Having panic attack symptoms without anxiety or feeling panicked ?

non-fearful panic: Non-fearful panic attacks were described in the early 1980's and the treatment is the same as for panic attacks. ...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 sssri for social phobia and agoraphobia?

What sssri for social phobia  and agoraphobia?

Meds: Anxiety meds are anxiety meds. It doesn't really matter what type of anxiety we are talking about be at social or any other type. There is no one single medication that is best for anxiety. Finding the medication that's right for the patient is often a Time consuming matter of trial and error. This means finding the right medicationfor the right patient, taken in the right dosage. ...Read more

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What is panic disorder with agoraphobia?

What is panic disorder with agoraphobia?

Panic & agoraphobia: Panic disorder with agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder. In it there are discrete episodes of intense fear peaking within 10 min and dissipating within 30 min. Also there is fear of situations which might be hard to escape or where help may not be available --also fear of crowds, bridges & being outside alone. Panic includes physical sx like shortness of breath, tachycardia, chest pain, etc. ...Read more

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Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Not sure I : Understand your question. Social withdrawal is not necessary for depression treatment and may make recovery harder as you are not making use of the supportive people in your life. ...Read more

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Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My mom is gonna see my grandmather after 10 years . She been haveing this symptoms phobia, nerves happiness sweaty hands feel numb ?

My mom is gonna see my grandmather after 10 years . She been haveing this symptoms phobia, nerves happiness sweaty hands feel numb ?

Breathe.: Have your mom just breathe. A simple exercise to do is breathe deep using the belly for the count of five and then breathe out through the mouth for the count of five. Breathing deep will stimulate the part of the nervous system that will help calm your mom for her visit. ...Read more

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Can you tell the symphtoms of rabies phobia?

Can you tell the symphtoms of rabies phobia?

Rabies: This disease has been referred to as "Hydrophobia", or fear of water because one symptom of the neurological condition it produces is that drinking causes throat spasms and the person may become fearful of trying to swallow liquids as a result. ...Read more

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Can phobia of anaphalxis and good allergies cause you to feel like your actually having the symptoms i go through this everyday :(?

Can phobia of anaphalxis and good allergies cause you to feel like your actually having the symptoms i go through this everyday :(?

Somewhat..: It shouldn't cause you to have symptoms of full blown severe anaphylaxis but anxiety can present with things like chest tightness, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing, hives, etc. I see you take xanax (alprazolam). This may abort symptoms but won't correct the underlying problem. I encourage you to look into cognitive behavioral therapy so that you can get to the root of this. Take care. ...Read more

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I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

On Spit & Distress: People struggling w/ social anxiety often get hyperfocused on the physical symptoms they experience in dreaded soc situations. This serves 2 magnifiy the intense discomfort that lies at heart of soc anx, viz, discomfort associated w/ the fear of embarrassing urself. Paradoxically, one way 2 "bust your shame" = If u were 2 make urself salivate even more & draw attn 2 ur saliva in a soc situation. ...Read more

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Is there real phobias?

Hmmmmmm...: If you mean "are phobias really a medical diagnosis which people suffer from?" ... Yes. If you mean "are there things that people should really be afraid of?" ... Again, the answer is yes. But those are not phobias. Those are appropriate and based on reality. ...Read more

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How can I fight my phobias?

How can I fight my phobias?

Graded exposure: Integrating gradual exposure along with development of relaxation skills will be helpful. These are variable person to person and require careful consideration of your own experience and situation. Taking things too quickly can lead to more difficulty but you want to push yourself - it's supposed to feel hard. But your experience in time will tell you you've done it without bad consequence. ...Read more

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How common are real phobias?

Very: There are many possible phobias and they are all real. Common are fear of small spaces and spiders and snakes. All are real, but not usually disabling. ...Read more

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What are some common phobias?

What are some common phobias?

Phobias: Fear of: germs, confined spaces, elevators, heights, flting, spiders, embarrassment. ...Read more

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How do I cure my random phobia?

Phobia V Panic: A phobic response occurs when you are specifically exposed to a stimulus that causes you to experience anxiety. A a panic attack occurs out of the blue in a situation where you would not expect to be uncomfortable. If you feel that your phobia is random, perhaps you are referring to panic attacks? Treatment for both respond well to cbt and pharmacotherapy when needed. ...Read more

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Why phobias seem to last so long?

If not treated: Phobias will usually persist lifelong unless they are addressed head on. Patients who avoid whatever they fear, will likely suffer the rest of their life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is highly effective treatment for phobias, including gradual and progressive exposure to whatever patient fears. Please get your Phobia addressed asap. ...Read more

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What do you think of air phobias ?

What do you think of air phobias ?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bug phobia?

Unreasonable fears: If you have unreasonable fears about bugs and avoid them more than is warranted or more than other people do, you may have a bug phobia. Persistent fear, avoidance, reaction out of proportion to true danger, irrational fears, interference with daily function--all of these factors are seen with phobias. ...Read more

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What can I do about my phobia of bugs?

Simple Phobia: This is considered simple phobia and the best treatment for that, is behavioral approach r widely used in various anxiety d/o. Desensitization , by exposing the patient graded doses of phobic situation, phobic object or situation is an effective technique to reduce anxiety provoking situation. Find u self a good therapist. ...Read more

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How do I remove my phobia of studies ?

Resistance: Do you mean lack of motivation? Boredom? Having different priorities? Lack of confidence with academics? I don't think that there is a study phobia. Find out what issue underlies your resistance to studying. If you need to work with a therapist to figure this out - do so. It you want to work with a tutor - do so. But don't call it a phobia. ...Read more

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Could a phobia be considered a handicap?

Yes: A handicap is something that prevents normal functioning in society. For some people a phobia if severe enough could be considered to be a handicap. This would best be determined by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a phobia of scorpions?

If it's greater than: Since they are poisonous, a reasonable fear and desire not to expose yourself to them is wise. If your reaction is excessive and is there even to a photo or the word or something that does not pose any threat - it may be a phobia. But even then, if you have almost not chance of having to deal with them at any level - it might not be a problem worth treating. Okay? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have some sort of phobia?

Irrational fear?: Phobias are considered irrational or excessive fears that cause physical and psychological discomfort. If this describes your problem, cognitive-behavioral therapy (especially exposure therapy) can help. ...Read more

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Is there a medication you can take for phobias?

Is there a medication you can take for phobias?

Yes: Although there isn't a medication that cures phobias, medications can reduce the impact of phobias. ...Read more

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Can past life regression work to clear phobias?

Can past life regression work to clear phobias?

No: I am aware of no evidence that past life regression is effective in treating phobias. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phobia?

What is the definition or description of: phobia?

Unnecessary fear: An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of fuel for the phobia. ...Read more

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