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What is a panic disorder?

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What is a panic disorder?

Panic disorder: Is a form of anxiety disorders which presents with sudden onset of intense fear that triggers physical symptoms for no apparent reason. You feel like losing control, having heart attack or dying. Most attacks go away if stress is removed. ...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 is an adjustment disorder?

What is an  adjustment disorder?

Adjustment disorder: happens when you are adjusting to a new situation. Death, divorce, change of job, move to a new area, new siblings, another family member becoming ill, being a new caretaker, having many people rely on you for support. Go see a psychiatrist for meds and psychologist for counseling to gain some skills and support. Usually gets better within a short time 4-6 months. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult differentiate between an adjustment disorder and an anxiety disorder?

Why is it difficult differentiate between an adjustment disorder and an anxiety disorder?

Stressors: With adjustment disorder there is a stressor to you which is causing the depression and/or anxiety symptoms. When the stressor is removed, the symptoms resolve. With an anxiety disorder a stressor does not need to be present to cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an eating disorder?

What sort of disorder is an eating disorder?

Eating disorder: An eating disorder is characterized as "lack" of normal feelings of feeling full after a meal anorexia, typically starvation -can give a patient a felling of temporary "control" or success. Bulimia is reaction to overeating perhaps1000's of calories a day, feeling depressed, out of control, then purging-vomiting, taking laxatives to try to get rid of calories.Both conditions are very serious -deadly. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear-nose-throat disorder?

Ear nose throat dis.: Ear nose throat disorder is a vague term. Any disease that relates to ear or nose or throat can be classied in this term. ...Read more

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What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

Normal vs. illness: "anxious" or anxiety is a normal, necessary human emotion. Anxiety disorders are abnormal conditions in which additional problems develop as a result of persistent, unnecessary anxiety. Doctors don't treat anxiety, per se. They treat anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an ear disorder?

What sort of disorder is an ear disorder?

Nonspecific term: If u agree that the ear includes a nerve part/bones/drum/canal and outer skin cone;an ear disorder could relate to any piece. I have seen kids born without outer ears, with malformed or misplaced inner ears&without ear canals. There are agents that infect the nerve, middle ear & canal. There are conditions where the hearing is impaired for a variety of nerve or ear issues. ...Read more

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Are irrational fears a symptom of bipolar disorder or is that just an anxiety disorder?

Are irrational fears a symptom of bipolar disorder or is that just an anxiety disorder?

Bipolar disorder: can express itself in irrational thinking and fears. Phobic disorder has one or more irrational fears as part of it but the person usually understands at some level that the fear is irrational. Please see a mental health professional for more complete clarification and support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

Cognitive Therapy: Situation evokes feeling in us and the feeling can depends on our thoughts , if we have a negative thoughts we can feel depressed , anxious , angry ...Cognitive therapy can identify u negative thoughts and helps u change the way u feel...! ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an eosinophilic disorder?

What sort of disorder is an eosinophilic disorder?

Too many itch cells: Eosinophils are just one type of white blood cell or immune cell. They are involved in allergic reactions, as well as protection from parasites. For various an often unclear reasons, some people get an imbalance of these cells and have irritation in their body related to the cells doing too much of their good thing. Asthma can involve overactive eos, as well as a type of esophagitis. ...Read more

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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

What is generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Or generalized anxiety disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. It involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adjustment disorder?

Reaction to problems: Adjustment disorder refers to problems with mood, behavior, or both, that arise directly because of an identifiable situation. For example, a child might abruptly become sad, withdrawn, and oppositional upon hearing that her parents are getting a divorce. Although it can be chronic, it usually has a clear beginning and may resolve if conditions change. ...Read more

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What's the difference between having an anxiety disorder and not having an anxiety disorder?

What's the difference between having an anxiety disorder and not having an anxiety disorder?

A life on anxiety: The person with an anxiety disorder has a life of anxiety unless he gets good treatment. The person without an anxiety disorder, of course, doesn't have a life of anxiety... but probably still gets a bit anxious from time to time, as do all humans. ...Read more

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What exactly is an adjustment disorder?

What exactly is an adjustment disorder?

Adjustment Disorder: involves development of emotional (depression, anxiety) and/or behavioral (conduct) issues w/in 3 months of identifiable stressor (anything positive or negative causing stress) in excess of what would be expected, causes significant impairment in social occupational or educational function, and lasts less than 6 months. It may resolve or lead to longer issues. Evaluation/therapy may be necessary. ...Read more

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What exactly is an adjustment disorder?

What exactly is an adjustment disorder?

An adjustment: disorder is a reaction to life stressful life circumstances. Usually it is mild and can be treated with brief psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine disorder?

What sort of disorder is an endocrine disorder?

Hormones: The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects. Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?

What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?

Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst if they are taken incorrectly. There are pro's and con's to all of them. If you are considering anxiety medication your doctor will take into account your personal history and needs and try to find the one that is best for you. ...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