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Anxiety
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Can symptoms of anxiety occur normally?
When does anxiety become abnormal?
Are there different types of anxiety disorder?
What is generalized anxiety disorder?
What are various treatments of anxiety disorders?
I have generalized anxiety disorder but my psychiatrist has prescribed me with antidepressant?




What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Patient with anxiety can experience a variety of symptoms. The common ones are feeling of heart beat fast or Irregular heartbeats (palpitations), tremors, muscle tension and pains, sweating, churning of stomach, sickness, difficulty in breathing, dizziness and headache, faintness, Indigestion, diarrhea, apprehension about fear of unknown, feeling worried all the time, feeling tired, unable to concentrate, feeling irritable sleeping badly.

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Can symptoms of anxiety occur normally?

Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. Normally, both fear and anxiety can he helpful, helping us to avoid dangerous situations, making us alert and giving us the motivation to deal with problems.

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When does anxiety become abnormal?

It is abnormal when anxiety symptoms become too strong or go far too long, can stop us from doing the things we want to and can make our lives miserable.

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Are there different types of anxiety disorder?

Yes. Some of the illnesses in this group are phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.

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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

It is an illness in which anxiety symptoms are there in which anxiety symptoms are there most of the time.

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What are various treatments of anxiety disorders?

If anxiety has started due to difficulties in life talking with someone who understands helps. Anxiety management training is group of techniques, which includes relaxation and breathing exercises. They can be learned by one to one or group sessions. Books, CDs and videotapes can help learning those techniques. Psychotherapies for example Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is another treatment. Medications are also effective. Often combinations of these treatments are used.

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I have generalized anxiety disorder but my psychiatrist has prescribed me with antidepressant?

Most of antidepressants are also effective in anxiety disorder.

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