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

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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I believe I have social anxiety disorder. What should I do about it? I want to not be anxious anymore and live my life

I believe I have social anxiety disorder. What should I do about it? I want to not be anxious anymore and live my life

Mental Health: You might be correct, but it's also hard to diagnose ourselves. I suggest a through evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist before anything else. A psychologist can help you with psychotherapy about your social relationships, or difficulty with them. Many psychiatrists can do this therapy also, and can also recommend any medications that might be helpful. ...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 anxiety disorder and pregnant and entire pregnancy i have been stressed anxious and nervous..can this affect my baby in any way?

Perinatal anxiety: I don't know of any research that supports that anxiety impacts the baby in the womb. There is no doubt it impacts mom and your focus needs to be redirected towards yourself. Perinatal anxiety and depression is common. Consider seeking professional help and support from loved ones. Postpartum international is good online resource. Prenatal yoga is another helpful tool. ...Read more

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Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried i have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.

Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried i have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.

Some suggestions: Find a CBT therapist you can work well with. Don't consume high amounts of sugar. Discuss your concern w/ the Dr who gave you neg results for diabetes - they'll have that info. Find a CBT therapist you can work well with. (I know, I already said that - but it's a really good idea!) ...Read more

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Have general anxiety disorder. Prescribed flunaxol for nerve pain. Will this med cause me to feel more anxious or excited? What tsa is best for gad?

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Have general anxiety disorder. Prescribed flunaxol for nerve pain. Will this med cause me to feel more anxious or excited? What tsa is best for gad?

Fluanxol: Flupentixol hydrochloride is a typical antipsychotic of the thioxanthene group, used in oral or injectable form to treat schizophrenia, and in low doses to treat depression. It can cause restlessness, tremors, rigidity, seizures if used long-term. Discuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Have anxiety disorder, currently seeing a therapist was referred by dr.Is feeling dizzy &off balance my anxiety&can it come on even when not anxious?

Have anxiety disorder, currently seeing a therapist was referred by dr.Is feeling dizzy &off balance my anxiety&can it come on even when not anxious?

Anxiety: Anxiety can produce many physical symptoms, including dizziness, tingling extremities, chest pressure, rapid breathing, nausea, feelings of choking, etc. This can happen even without the emotion of anxiousness. However, you can also have multiple conditions -- anxiety plus other problems causing dizziness, such as dehydration or vestibular problems. See your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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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