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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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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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What are normal symptoms for anxiety disorder?

What are normal symptoms for anxiety disorder?

Many: Panic attacks, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, re-experiencing traumatic life events, worries of various kinds: all of these symptoms are present in various anxiety disorders. The good news is that these symptoms are treated effectively with therapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy) and/or medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

GAD: People with GAD may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back & neck). There can ^'ed irritability & v'ed concentration. GAD can be treated with psychotropic meds, Cognitive behavior. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

Avoiding social situ: Depression : depressed mood, lack of interest , anhidonia, poor concentration, lack of sleep or sleeping too much, poor appetite or eating too much , guilt feeling psychomotor agitataion or retaradation and suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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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

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What are more common symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

What are more common symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

Insecure feelings: Basically this is looking ahead with dread. Nameless fears with trembling, sweating shortness of breath and palpiations. Stomach rumbling etc. ...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 the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

What are the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Depends on the type of anxiety, but generally, the physical symptoms can include; heart racing, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, headache, chest pains, poor sleep. Emotional symptoms can include; feeling tense, apprehension, trouble concentrating, irritability, restlessness. Cognitive symptoms can be; fear, dread, obsessive thinking. ...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 symptoms typically go along with anxiety disorders?

Insecure feelings: Basically this is looking ahead with dread. Nameless fears with trembling, sweating shortness of breath and palpiations. Stomach rumbling etc. ...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?

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

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Weakness, gas, diarrhea, numbness, nervousness. Are all of these symptoms of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder. I also was sleep deprived^?

Anxiety IS a symptom: There may be connections between all or some of these complaints. Also, being deprived of adequate sleep (or any other need for a healthy body) matters. Naming a set of problems helps sum it up, but it won't fix anything. You really need to see a psychotherapist, perhaps get rx help and stick to a daily healthy life plan for eating, sleeping, etc. You're aging too quickly, slow down, calm down. ...Read more

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Does anxiety symptoms need to be happened every week to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders? What if having it every two weeks and it stops(repeated)?

Does anxiety symptoms need to be happened every week to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders? What if having it every two weeks and it stops(repeated)?

Depends...: Depends on what you mean by anxiety. If you mean panic attacks, or intense fear with physical symptoms lasting at least 5-15 min, then this could happen episodically (i.e. occur every 2 weeks). Generalized anxiety disorder - excessive worry & physical symptoms tends to be present most of the time, however sometimes the worrying could get worse (i.e. every 2 weeks). ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more