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Might one's physical pain symptoms be due to anxiety, depression, and panic attacks?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

About 40% of people w panic attacks develop chest pain.
As a result, they may think they are experiencing a heart attack & fear they are dying. Panic attacks can lead to chest tightness, nausea, vomiting& other physical sxs. Anxiety can be accompanied by marked muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches.If you are experiencing sxs let your provider know. Consider acupuncture or cbt.

In brief: Yes

About 40% of people w panic attacks develop chest pain.
As a result, they may think they are experiencing a heart attack & fear they are dying. Panic attacks can lead to chest tightness, nausea, vomiting& other physical sxs. Anxiety can be accompanied by marked muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches.If you are experiencing sxs let your provider know. Consider acupuncture or cbt.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Ricardo Bernal
They can produce all different physical symptoms, including but not limited to pain.
Dr. Marvin Miller
Psychiatry

In brief: No

Both anxieety and depression can magnify the perception of pain caused from other reasons.
They do not cause pain. In the long run, as the anxiety/depression are resolved the perception of pain decreases.

In brief: No

Both anxieety and depression can magnify the perception of pain caused from other reasons.
They do not cause pain. In the long run, as the anxiety/depression are resolved the perception of pain decreases.
Dr. Marvin Miller
Dr. Marvin Miller
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