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What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...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 would you do to decide if you have an anxiety disorder?

What would you do to decide if you have an anxiety disorder?

A Professional : Best way to determine whether you have an anxiety disorder is to schedule an appointment with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. Diagnostic interviews and self-report questionnaires would be utilized to make this determination. Express your particular symptoms to the mental health professional and they are trained to make this determination. Distress & impairment are key criteria for any dx. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat add when you have an anxiety disorder too?

Is there a way to treat add when you have an anxiety disorder too?

Absolutely: Medications can certainly treat both conditions, as can therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a particularly effective treatment for both symptoms of anxiety and attention deficit disorder (add). Cbt is very different from traditional talk therapy. It targets unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and helps you to modify them and function as a happier, healthier person. ...Read more

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How can I tell you have an anxiety disorder?

How can I tell you have an anxiety disorder?

See below: Is this a new or old symptom? You might want to start by calling your primary care to see if there's no physical causes for your anxiety. Scheduling appointment and getting evaluated by a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist). Self-diagnosis are not always a great idea. Once you've been diagnosed, you can work on symptom awareness, self-care, coping, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an anxiety disorder?

How do you know if you have an anxiety disorder?

By the symptoms: Common psychological symptoms include nervousness, worry, feeling disconnected or like you are not in your body, and repetitive/obsessive thoughts. Common physical symptoms include shaking, sweating, feeling hot, feeling like your heart is racing, feeling short of breath, feeling like you may pass out or have a heart attack, nausea, feeling like you have to go to the bathroom, etc. ...Read more

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When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

Signs are what: the doctor observes and symptoms are what you report. Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety???: Anxiety involves a cluster of symptoms. You can talk with a mental health provider to determine if your symptoms fit a diagnosis of anxiety. Sometimes feeling anxious may be time/situation limited. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anxiety disorder?

How to know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder : It is inevitable to experience some moments of feeling on edge and overwhelmed. But when does stress shift from being adaptive to being crippling? In general, one has entered the realm of anxiety disorders when you feel constantly tense and worried and anxiety interferes with your work, school, or family responsibilities. Speak with your internist or a mental health provider to further discuss. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have an anxiety disorder?

Is it possible that I have an anxiety disorder?

Possibly: There are a number of types of anxiety disorders. The best way to know for sure is with a comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Medical evaluation for underlying conditions is also very important. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Anxiety identifies a number of anxiety related disorders. It would be important for you to go to a doctor to determine what type of anxiety you are concerned with. Some forms of anxiety are best are treated with medication, all benefit from therapy & others with both medication & therapy, See your primary care doctor or make an appointment with a mental health professional. Be well, DrG ...Read more

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I have an anxiety disorder. Is there a way to avoid dispersonalization?

I have an anxiety disorder. Is there a way to avoid dispersonalization?

Adequate treatment: Make sure you are sleeping at night and using good psycopharmacology. Get a good therapist, cognitive behavioral therapy is the best. You are young, the brain is still plastic, just gotta work on not thinking about thinking, being present; easier said than done but success breeds success and with good therapy you can get better. Sometimes Lamotrigine can be an easy, overlooked drug. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety disorder. Ot is the worst upon waking. Can you tell me why?

I have an anxiety disorder. Ot is the worst upon waking. Can you tell me why?

Variations: Diurnal variations are common with both depression and anxiety. If it is pronounced i think about biological influences and this should be ruled out with a thorough physical. Otherwise think about what triggers are manifest. For example facing the day or too much time to think etc. It is a clue. ...Read more

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Cold sensation through entire body? Like my blood is cold?! I have an anxiety disorder and no other health problems.

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Cold sensation through entire body? Like my blood is cold?! I have an anxiety disorder and no other health problems.

Take your temp: I would take your temperature. A fever may paradoxically make you feel colder. If your temperature is normal and you have no other symptoms, i would chalk it up to anxiety for now; if other symptoms manifest, the plan will change. ...Read more

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Feeling out of energy all the time. I have an anxiety disorder but with medication i don't feel anxious. But i feel kind of off. I forget things too.

Feeling out of energy all the time. I have an anxiety disorder but with medication i don't feel anxious. But i feel kind of off. I forget things too.

Check your meds: Some psychiatric medications can cause fatigue. If you symptoms started when you started your anxiety medication, you should talk to your doctor about it. Also, some common illnesses, such as a hypoactive thyroid, can cause anxiety and fatigue as well. Blood tests can tell you if your thyroid is working normally. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety disorder. I am taking Valium everyday. By taking it everyday is it reducing the chance of it working when I have an actually attack?

I have an anxiety disorder. I am taking Valium everyday. By taking it everyday is it reducing the  chance of it working when I have an actually attack?

Some people do: develop tolerance with benzodiazapines like valium. I would really encourage you to discuss other medications with your physician/ psychiatrist - such as SSRI's. Also - look to non-pharmaceutical options. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more

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Hi I have an anxiety disorder but im not getting any help im in year 9 and its affecting my life i can't go on school trips which affect me for my gcse?

Hi I have an anxiety disorder but im not getting any help im in year 9 and its affecting my life i can't go on school trips which affect me for my gcse?

Treatable: Anxiety disorders are very treatable and the rate of success is high. Combination of medication and cognitive therapy works well. Treatment is a process of regulation so it requires frequent fine tuning adjustments of meds. The difference between before and after treatment is huge. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

U worry too much: Most anxieties are temporary and transient and are provoked by worrying, stressful events. If it's pervasive and continuous, try some relaxation exercises, imagery techniques, aerobic exercise, nutritional supplements, spiritual approach, seek medical advise or counseling. Don't take life so seriously and try a little humor and comedy. Live one day at a time. Check this site:theinterviewwithgod.Com. ...Read more

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Could it be i might have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety Disorder: If you have most of these symptoms, You likely have Anxiety Disorder: • Excessive anxiety and worrying • Apprehensive expectation • Difficulty in concentration • Too many thoughts racing • Feeling on edge • Irritability • Restlessness • Muscle tension • Sleep problem • Difficulty falling sleep • Difficulty staying sleep • Restless sleep • Waking tired • Fatigue See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis ...Read more

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I think I have an anxiety disorder. Can you help?

I think I have an anxiety disorder. Can you help?

Make an appointment: For an evaluation with a therapist or a psychiatrist in your area. There is absolutley help out there. Just make the appointment! ...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