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Who Gets Anxiety Disorders And How Common Are They
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
How common is it for paresthesia to be a symptom of anxiety disorder? Have panic attacks sometimes and paresthesia sometimes but never at same time.
Excessive worry: Anxiety disorders refer to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it impairs day-to-day functioning. They can be specitive or global. They are common, often run in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. They also are quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than what?: Social anxiety d/o or social phobia is a marked and consistent fear of one or more social or performance situations with unfamiliar people and/or where one may be scrutinized by others leading to excessive or unreasonable anxiety and interferes significantly with normal routine and marked distress. ...Read more
3 Major spheres: The major symptoms of anxiety cluster in 3 areas. Biological symptoms which are felt in your body and can effect many systems. Psychological /cognitive which effect your inner self and thinking and, social/behavioral which effect your outside behaviors and interaction with the environment. ...Read more
No, but...: Anxiety does not cause arm pain per se, however it does manifest itself in a myriad of ways, and can cause symptoms that are not in fact there, or magnify ones that are minor. They could be completely coincident and unrelated. A visit with a mental health professional is advised, as you can be helped! ...Read more
Very different : Schizophrenia involves delusions, hallucinations (mostly auditory), disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, and negative symptoms (flat emotion, low production of speech, goal directed behavior). Distortions of reality so to speak; anxiety disorders involve experiencing the process of anxiety chronically (preparing the body to cope with future threat) and fear in the case of panic and phobias. ...Read more
Different illnesses: Anxiety disorders are noted for primarily having either a high baseline level of anxiety (obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder), or intermittent, episodic anxiety (panic disorder), as their main characteristics. Schizophrenia is mostly noted for lack of emotion, disconnection with the external world, cognitive difficulty, and psychosis. They are both psychiatric illnesses. ...Read more
What to do if I have anxiety disorder, and whenever i get an attack my left arm hurts. Is that common?
Anxiety modulation: Some antidepressants modulate ; treat anxiety ; are the backbone treatment of anxiety. All can increase anxiety levels if not started at very small dosages ; titrated slowly ; carefully by the treating physician. We use them with good results in our center, but not all types of anxiety respond to it well. Some respond better to other meds i.e. Citalopram or fluvoxamine. Good luck ; feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the most common medications used by a doctor to replace seroquel (quetiapine) XR for major anxiety disorder?
Many: There are many treatment options for GAD. Please visit with your board-certified psychiatrist to discuss the full range of treatment options, to include medications and therapy (CBT in particularly effective for GAD). ...Read more
I'm a 30 y/o man. I've been on Lexapro10mg for 1 month (for anxiety disorder). While taking this drug, is there any problem if I want to have a baby?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you getting : Treatment for your anxiety disorder? If not, that would be important. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Anxiety: If you are consistently tense, afraid, uneasy it is quite likely you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. But rather than looking for a diagnosis you may be better served to try to discover what is troubling you. Confide in those you trust to see if you can uncover the origin of your anxiety. A consultation with a mental health professional may be very helpful.Best. ...Read more
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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