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Anxiolytic (Definition)

Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...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 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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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^?

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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I have anxiety disorder and I have a tablet which contains 3 mg of bromazepam.Will it work as an anti anxiety medicine?

I have anxiety disorder and I have a tablet which contains 3 mg of bromazepam.Will it work as an anti anxiety medicine?

Anxiety,Bromazepam: I understand your need for Medication for anxiety. Bromazepam is a Benzodiazepine for treatment of Anxiety. You can take the medication if Anxiety disorder is severe or for marked distress. This medication is habit forming. For continued anxiety see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy for stress in your life. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more

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My cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder. They prescribed me anti-anxiety med?

My cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder. They prescribed me anti-anxiety med?

Assume: that cardiologist evaluated for cardiac issues. If anxiety is believed to contribute to or to cause your symptoms -then this sounds like an appropriate medication choice. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my cardiologist looked at my chart and saw that I have an anxiety disorder and prescribed me anti anxiety med?

Ask them why?: Did they prescribe the medication because of symptoms you reported? Were they concerned that some of your symptoms were related to anxiety? No harm in asking them what their reasoning for doing so would be. ...Read more

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What is the best anti anxiety medicine for the physical symptoms of anxiety?

Possibilities: Specifically for the physical symptoms of anxiety (fast heart rate, dry mouth, shaky sweaty hands, etc), propanolol is often used. However, your individual history must be explored before making any recommendations since anxiety complaints have many possible causes -- both psychiatric and non-psychiatric. Need for a thorough evaluation first. ...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)?

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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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 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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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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Does a social anxiety disorder have to have physical symptoms?

Does a social anxiety disorder have to have physical symptoms?

Yes: By definition ''anxiety'' , whatever the cause feels like fear without a clearly known cause. Different combination and degree vary with the individual from mild to severely restricting one's life. People describe -in no particular order- dizziness, tingling in lips and/or lips, nausea, foreboding, preoccupation, ''freezing up'', urge to evacuate bladder and or bowel, blurred vision. Be referred. ...Read more

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I have tried every med to control my borderline and anxiety disorder and nothing works. Frustrated with medicine resistant symptoms ?

I have tried every med to control my borderline and anxiety disorder and nothing works. Frustrated with medicine resistant symptoms ?

Therapy: Therapy and education treat anxiety. Not pills. Pills cover up anxiety. They do not treat or cure anxiety. One learns in appropriate treatment to understand their anxiety, the memories that are triggering it and how to redefine the experience or to gain insight so that the feelings experienced are less severe. Anxiety is overcome. It is not cured by pills. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anxiety disorder and not know it? Have physical symptoms (tachycardia, sleep issues) but am mentally clear, happy, love life.

Is it possible to have anxiety disorder and not know it? Have physical symptoms (tachycardia, sleep issues) but am mentally clear, happy, love life.

See below: Have you talked to your primary care doctor? Before diagnosing any mental illness, e.g. Anxiety, depression, physical causes need to be ruled out. I would recommend talking to your primary care doctor first to do a full work up and then, move based on findings. Meanwhile, practice relaxation, stress management, sleep hygiene. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches ?

YEs: General anxiety disorder as you know can be very debilating. But before you write this off as anxiety see your doctor who will likely tell you that muscle twitches can be related to yourproblem ...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


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