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I am preparing to take my drivers test and my anxiety level has been so high I feel shaky, anxious, nauseous. How do l calm all these crazy feelings on the big day. ?

I am preparing to take my drivers test and my anxiety level has been so high I feel shaky, anxious, nauseous. How do l calm all these crazy feelings on the big day. ?

Visualization can: be a powerful tool. Use your various senses to create the experience in your mind-body. Start small and build up to the actual test. Baby steps are good. If you have time you can see a clinical psychologist for anxiety management or systematic desensitization. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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 statistics of lymphoma in young adults(21) What are the odds that neck lumps could be cancerous? Have severe anxiety, please help!

What are the statistics of lymphoma in young adults(21) What are the odds that neck lumps could be cancerous? Have severe anxiety, please help!

Relax: All young adults have at least one, and usually 2-4, palpable neck nodes. The ones that are lymphoma -- usually Hodgkin's -- are obviously abnormal (size, consistency). ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a rare symptom.Of colon cancer? I've had minor short abdominal pain.Almost everyday I do have anxiety but I worry its stomach or colon cancer give me statistics please

Is abdominal pain a rare symptom.Of colon cancer? I've had minor short abdominal pain.Almost everyday I do have anxiety but I worry its stomach or colon cancer give me statistics please

Dealing with fear: Good medicine goes much deeper than numbers. The very fact that you have what you rightly characterize as "anxiety" (i.e., concern that is interfering with you doing the things you like to do) warrants a physician's office visit, and probably (since the focus is cancer) endoscopy from both ends to allay your concerns. The 'scope artists won't miss a cancer that's symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Be reassured: Sometimes it is more important to know where the pain is not coming from. In your case, they told you it is not the heart and that should be reassuring. There are multiple reasons for chest pain and it may be difficult or impossible to find the one. Discuss it again with your pcp or cardiologist because pain is still pain but if it is not the heart, it is unlikely to be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is there a medical test to confirm anxiety?

Testing Anxiety: No. But there are verbal and written tests that a good psychotherapist may offer to diagnose. But, family physicians, internal medicine docs and the mental health professionals can diagnose this often without any formal testing. There are options to learn and ways to get better. You just need to reach out and ask for help. ...Read more

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Will having an ect test done help out with anxiety?

Will having an ect test done help out with anxiety?

ECT does not help: Since i could not find anything psychiatric under ECT test, I am assuming you mean ECT or electroconvulsive therapy. I could find no evidence. Of it helping anxiety. Best wishes. If any of my colleagues have come across anything to the contrary, please comment as i would like to know if there is any positive literature in this area. ...Read more

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How do you know if your add (or if you have test anxiety)?

How do you know if your add (or if you have test anxiety)?

Assessment: Children can be evaluated through the school system. Adults are often assessed for add by psychologists, psychiatrists or neuropsychologists. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some tests that are done to diagnose whether or not a person has anxiety?

Yell boo: Kidding, basic blood tests to look for medical condition that can contribute to symptoms. From there, usually a clinical diagnosis, based on the history from and observations of the patient. ...Read more

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I suffer from test taking anxiety what can I do for this, my grades are beginning to slip.

I suffer from test taking anxiety what can I do for this, my grades are beginning to slip.

Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety or provides biofeedback training (www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more

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Does anxiety ended up to death ? When does anxiety ends. I'm sick of this feeling. I have gone through all test's and they were all negative.

Does anxiety ended up to death ? When does anxiety ends. I'm sick of this feeling. I have gone through all test's and they were all negative.

Find a therapist.: No, anxiety does not kill you. It can get better and you can learn to live with and better control your symptoms by finding a therapist that specializes in dealing with anxiety. There may be some genetic component or may be due to your environment or to how you are thinking. Regardless a good therapist can help you assess the best way to cope happily with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any online tests that can advise if you have anxiety issues? It is too expensive to seek professional diagnosis for an uncertain hunch.

There are but..: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/default.aspx the above link is one of many community mental health centers in the us who have offered on-line screening for anxiety. While helpful, reaching out to your primary care doctor to talk about your concerns and symptoms (such as stomach aches and muscle tension) will be far more complete and reassuring $ include a plan to adress the causes. ...Read more

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How long dose it take to anxiety to go away ? O never deal with it till 3 mon ago...And where dose it come from is there test you would get done ?

How long dose it take to anxiety to go away ? O never deal with it till 3 mon ago...And where dose it come from is there test you would get done ?

You need evaluation: Anxiety disorder is clinical psychiatric condition and can be due to many causes which you may not be avare of and can have many complex symptoms and often is associated with depression.There is no lab test for it.You should see your personal physician or a psychiatrist to be evauated.It requires a comprehensive history and complete physical exam as there are somrtimes overlapping medical conditio. ...Read more

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Is there a test for anxiety?

No: No, there is no actual blood or urine test for anxiety. Most of the times, anxiety is diagnosed by the history or symptoms of discomfort that people experience, and objective signs like an elevated heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, tremors, etc. In the context of a normal medical workup otherwise. ...Read more

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Is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

Is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

Unsure but...: I am unaware of, for example, research that demonstrates that smarter people have more or less test anxiety 'on average.' however, there is a law of performance in psychology that states that if you have insufficient or excessive anxiety, you will do not do as well as if you had possessed moderate, manageable anxiety. ...Read more

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What test will the doctors do to find out if I have test anxiety?

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What test will the doctors do to find out if I have test anxiety?

Anxiety: There are several anxiety scales such as hamilton scale, but the clinical interview is the most informative. ...Read more

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All tests done and good. What can I do to relieve diziness at home for my anxiety?

Many techniques: There area number of techniques you can use including slow regular breathing, dropping scary thoughts, tapping on the bony orbits under your eyes, and sitting down. Also try to relax into the sensations rather than bracing against them. The struggle often makes it worse. Anxiety is uncomfortable but not dangerous. ...Read more

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I've had many tests and cant figure out what's wrong. It's not anxiety. I lost alot of weight in a short time, how can I regain it? 18 yo

I've had many tests and cant figure out what's wrong. It's not anxiety. I lost alot of weight in a short time, how can I regain it? 18 yo

Continue workup: You're going to need a serious professional evaluation if the cause is this elusive. I am going to assume you've had basic labs including thyroid studies. If a dietician determines that you have adequate food intake for what you burn living and exercising, you'll get worked up for malabsorption, perhaps celiac sprue. I hope you'll exercise intensively during the workup; it may clarify what's up. ...Read more

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Prescribed 10 mg propranolol for test anxiety. Trying it out tomorrow to see how I'm affected.How long will the effects last/ when can I drive?

Prescribed 10 mg propranolol for test anxiety. Trying it out tomorrow to see how I'm affected.How long will the effects last/ when can I drive?

Propranolol 10mg: Hello~ this is a minute dose of beta - blocker and you wont feel any side effects. You can drive immediately after taking it. Besides, B blockers only make you tired and a tad drowsy in high dose. You'll be just fine on that dose! thanks ...Read more

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Are there any tests for anxiety? Or can a Dr. simply question you and make a diagnosis with no tests? Found it odd that I wasn't tested for anxiety.

Are there any tests for anxiety? Or can a Dr. simply question you and make a diagnosis with no tests? Found it odd that I wasn't tested for anxiety.

Testing 4 Anxiety: There are several questionnaires that can be given for anxiety (e.g., Beck Anxiety Inventory) and some standardized psychological tests that look at anxiety. However, it is not necessary to give a test to diagnose anxiety. A standard psychological diagnostic interview is sufficient. Additionally, many drs. will diagnose & treat based solely on a few questions asked. ...Read more

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