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How do doctors test if i hav an anxiety disorder?

How do doctors test if i hav an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Professionals look for the way anxiety impacts the comfort and function of the person involved. Since everyone gets anxious at times, the clinical psychologist or other type of doc needs to assess how much of a problem anxiety presents in doing life tasks and feeling relatively happy. Some folks also have panic attacks and some do not. There are effective ways to treat this. Peace ; good healt. ...Read more

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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 tests for anxiety disorder?

What are the tests for anxiety disorder?

There are many...: There are many tests; some seem better than others. But no one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

Several: There are many tests; some seem better than others. But no one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can test myself to see if I have (GAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Is there a way I can test myself to see if I have (GAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Based on history: GAD can usually be diagnosed on the basis of a thorough psychiatric interview, after ruling out any medical causes such as thyroid problems. Excessive worry that causes distress or impairment is the primary symptom. Other qualifying symptoms include muscle tension, feeling on edge, sleeping problems and concentration problems. SSRI medications and CBT are effective treatments. ...Read more

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How to deal with physcal sensation cause by anxiety disorder ? I always feel worry , i try to went to many doctors, did many test , no physcl sickness

How to deal with physcal sensation cause by anxiety disorder ? I always feel worry , i try to went to many doctors, did many test , no physcl sickness

The brain and body : are intimately connected. Anxiety states generate considerable activity in primarily one, but also several areas of the brain, which are very close, neurologically speaking, to the motor cortex, which is also stimulated. Notice that anxiety is often physically expressed in the midline between mouth and navel? There's a reason for that. Learn to deal with anxiety by calming the brain, and.. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to test for a chemical imbalance in a 4yo exhibiting anxiety disorder?

Is it reasonable to test for a chemical imbalance in a 4yo exhibiting anxiety disorder?

See below: There is not a test for a "chemical imbalance". And that term is not a medical term. There are screening questionnaires that can be administered by the child's doctor, or a child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Any blood tests or regular tests to diagnose generalized anxiety disorder or depression? I had my serotonin levels checked, and they were at 132.

Any blood tests or regular tests to diagnose generalized anxiety disorder or depression? I had my serotonin levels checked, and they were at 132.

Unfortunately,: Even checking serum serotonin levels doesn't always tell us what is going on in the brain because of something called the blood brain barrier. This is a barrier that lets some things in or out but not other things. And serotonin is only one of the neurotransmitters implicated in depression. So no, there is no reliable tests for diagnosing mental illnesses yet. ...Read more

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Adhd, anxiety disorder and mood imbalance. My psychiatrist said i was gifted although I have a relatively low IQ on test. Can you make sense of this ?

Adhd, anxiety disorder and mood imbalance. My psychiatrist said i was gifted although I have a relatively low IQ on test. Can you make sense of this ?

Maybe: Although obviously figuring out a person based on a short question is not possible. But there is no reason that all of this could not be true of you. Iq tests measure only a few forms of intelligence, so it is quite possible to be gifted and have a relatively low iq. And adhd, anxiety and mood imbalance are pretty commonly overlapping disorders. ...Read more

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Why I am belching, chest pains after I am walking but normal ecg, 2dechoe, stress test I feel so nervous is this related to anxiety disorder?

Why I am belching, chest pains after I am walking but normal ecg, 2dechoe, stress test I feel so nervous is this related to anxiety disorder?

Panic attacks: During a panic attacks, you are likely to experience symptoms similar to a heart attack--shortness of breath, pounding/rapid heart beat, sweating, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, and some even passes out. This tends to get worse because every time it happens you get scared and worry about when the next one will come. It is very treatable--many effective options. Please consult doc. Good luck. ...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