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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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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 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?

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...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