Anxiety disorder in college students

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449946 tn?1205493932 I was told my two doctors that I am suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and I would like to know what the symptoms are.
Avatar m tn I have constant anxiety and guilt. I smoked weed everyday and drank. I have no interests in men sober but everytime I would drink I would drink in excess and have high risk sexual encounters with men off the internet. The last encounter I had was several months ago. I have been tested for HIV using UniGold. I tested negative but literally I walked out the door thinking the test messed up or it was "undetectable". I constantly have a fear of HIV.
Avatar f tn Understanding this disorder CAN lessen your fear of it and in doing that, lessen the anxiety as well. But to be cured of this disorder, I firmly believe only the guidance of a trained psychologist/therapist can lead us to that end. If you are heading off to college in the near future, all colleges have infirmaries which will help you connect with mental health professionals. If your parents won't help, you may have to wait for the therapy you need. I wish I had some magic words to offer you.
Avatar n tn It does sound like a social anxiety disorder. Has she taken him in for counseling? I have the same problem (mine was the result of a traumatic event) and for a long time anytime i went into a new environment or was in a crowd, I would start to vomit and feel as if I were going to pass out. I still don't do well with crowds so I actually avoid them if possible. My doctor had given me some "rescue' meds such a buspar to take to help me through those kinds of situations.
Avatar n tn i HAVE A PROBLEM OF GETTING ANXIOUS AND NERVOUS WHEN I GO TO CLASS IN COLLEGE. I DON'T LIKE THE TIME WHEN THEY TELL ALL STUDENTS TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES, THEN MY HEART STARTS TO POUND, AND I FEAR THAT I WILL EMBARACE MYSELF. WHEN I TALK THEN I CHOKE WHILE DOINF IT. THIS PROBLEM STARTED IN HIGH SCHOOL. MY ANXIETY IS JUST MODERATE AND NOT ALL THE TIME. i TEND TO THINK THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE JUDGING ME AND I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE IN CLASS AND IT AFFECTS MY PERFORMANCE.
758077 tn?1282599161 first of all it only happens to people whom have an anxiety/ panic disorder. It has to do with the Serotonin and adrenaline levels in your body... When you are drinking your serotonine levels sky rocket and your adrenaline level dips a lot, so you feel a lot less anxiety when you are drunk depending on how much you drink, alcohol is a depressant/ a downer, that explains that...
506490 tn?1213435364 You are an anxiety sufferer's dream friend. I really wish your friend was more receptive to your caring and desire to help. I have often too been in a place where I shut my loved ones out also....which is usually a result of the severe depression that comes from basically being "housebound"...when just recently....you (anxious person) used to be active and "normal". That is devastating.
Avatar f tn He has been suspended from the bus now for 3 days and has been in in-school suspension about 10 days so far this year, and in the past 2 weeks he has been suspended for 1 day each on 2 different occasions. It seems everything that I read says that he will behave better at school and the drs office, but will be more apt to have outbursts and tantrums at home.
Avatar f tn I lost my job 3 weeks ago for no reason. I am a full time college student, and without a job my bills are increasing and I'm already in collections. My medical billing agencies keep bothering me to pay and I cant because I barely have any money in my savings right now, and every dollar I have has to be used wisely. So I'm stressing out about money liek crazy..
Avatar f tn I have had anxiety disorder in the past and got through it for 15 years and now it is back. I am like all of you who fear the worst possible scenario. The difference this time is not the hands shaking, but my head and then sometimes jerking motions that happen with my head. I am so self conscience about this I don't want to be in public. I hope someone out there can tell me they have also gone through the head shaking and they were told it was anxiety manifesting itself in this way.
Avatar n tn Although not initially so serious, I'm finding that my problems are starting to seriously interfere with my ability to function adequately, as not only do I spend unusual amount of times worrying and considering my emotions, I'm nearly always flat in terms of motivation so I do not generally get a lot of college work done. I hear that it is very difficult to 'diagnose' bipolar disorder, but after reading up a bit and considering my symptoms I believe this is the most likely cause for them.
6571576 tn?1382548114 I went through the exact same thing at work back in 1982. In the morning I'd come in to work and I was filled with anxiety. My doctor was giving me tranquilizers to calm my nerves, and they had stopped working. The only thing that calmed me was the drink I had to have for lunch at the bar near work (in downtown Detroit). My doctor was also telling me I'm having alcohol problems and these are the DTs. A guy in my department who was 21 years sober in AA asked whats up a few times also.
Avatar f tn My doctors say thhey don't smell anything, they prescribed me strong deos but they never work and I'm just wasting my money when I'm an unemployed full time student. Now I'm about to drop out college when I'm one of the top students, my gpa is at 3.7 it's not like the best but most of the students are 3.0-3.3.
147426 tn?1317269232 There is the very real desire in all of us when we recognize depression and anxiety in ourselves to believe we can handle it on our own, for fear of being labeled something that is not the correct physical diagnosis. I think few of us willingly admit the need for anti-depressants or guidance through therapy. In my own experiences with multiple doctors this year, the question of depression has only come up one time in umpteen doctor appts. That was my neuro on the very first appt.
Avatar f tn It works, they have a lot of great students, but they lack the innovative thinking that abounds in the US. In the US we have a lot of bad students, but a ton of creative thinking because most of us aren't afraid of thinking creatively and out of the box.
599170 tn?1300977493 hes afraid of the bullies.... Me and my husband just talked a bit ago,,,,I have to be in college but my hubbys very close with David and he ( husband ) dont take poop of no one so hes gonna do like someone above said...will go in during the day and not tell our son..
Avatar m tn Hello. I am currently in high school and have had a bad smell in my nose for two years now. I am a boy. This smell has greatly influenced school, as it is difficult for me to make friends. I have had a sinus X ray done and the doctor told me that everything was fine. I have used nasal sprays and nasal rinses, and nothing worked. I have taken Zantac, just in case acid reflux caused the smell, but that did not work. I have also used mouthwash, and that did not work.
Avatar n tn I also experience these weird pains in my head that come for about a second and then go and come back again every 10minutes or so. These pains are in 1 area in the back of my head in about a 1 square inch area.. Any ideas???
521840 tn?1348844371 How to find free or reduced-fee treatment in your area The following is a guide to finding affordable psychological and psychiatric services in your area. Many people call or write me asking how they can find treatment if they do not have insurance or can not pay their deductibles. It is extremely frustrating to need help and not be able to afford it, even if you have insurance.
Avatar n tn It's a common blood disorder that causes easy bruising (fragile capillaries) due to a defect in the platelets. (platelet count is normal, but clotting ability is not). I am going to ask my Dr to test me for it. Have any of you experienced blood loss episodes, including nosebleeds, heavy periods, excessive bleeding after surgery or anemia? I am very curious. Also, I was just diagosed with a Vitamin D deficiency that I have yet to be treated for (going this week).
Avatar n tn I have seen stats such as 1 in 500 college students are thought to have HIV! Im sorry if these are repetative questions but I really need some peace of mind, im not only driving myself crazy but those around me who tell me im fine and my chances are insignificant, even having mono twice or not. This has been the worst week and a half of my life and it was all brought on by these scary statistics that i see in class and online.
1741471 tn?1407162630 Some clinicians believe that stereotyped movements (such as flapping, spinning, or head banging) are attempts on the part of autistic children to locate themselves in space or to manage the anxiety resulting from profound spatial disorientation. An important source of this disorientation is poor coordination of the left and right cerebral hemisphere.
521840 tn?1348844371 As is the case with children who have ADHD, adults with ADHD are at higher risk for anxiety or depression. Because ADHD runs in families, coping with a child who has ADHD may be particularly difficult for a parent with the same disability. The relatively high rates of anxiety and depression are not surprising when you consider the unpleasant consequences of living with the symptoms of ADHD. Dr.
Avatar n tn so reading this i feel better again that im not alone with the cramps under my breast. i do have anxiety and also pulled muscles in my back as well as a pinched nerve directly in my back where the pain is under my breast actually.
Avatar n tn I try coughing or drinking but the throat noise does not go away or even change it. I can tell it is not in my lungs, but in my throat. I can breathe shallow and minimize the noise but I feel out of breath then. My daughters say this wheeze is not my snore.They say I wheeze before the snore on intake and then exhale. I hear the noise during the day but I really have to listen to hear it as there is always too much back ground noise.
Avatar f tn Supplementation boosts hormone levels +++++++ A 2007 study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and published in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism found that physically active female college students with zinc deficiency were able to boost zinc, T3 and T4 levels in their blood simply by taking a 26 milligram zinc supplement (in the form of zinc glutonate) for four months.
Avatar m tn I have social anxiety disorder. Last year during biology class we all had to check our pulse and mine was over 150!! I know that's not my normal pulse as I was completely stressed out! Now I'm in college and next semester I'll have to check my pulse again! Is there something I can do to slower my pulse? I'm really scared. What my teacher and other students will think about me? I just can't relax when there's other people around and when I know I'll have to check my pulse.
Avatar f tn Everything I write sounds ridiculous, in my opinion, and I don't feel as though I write at a college level. Even though I won't be face to face with these people I still am concerned by what they will think of me. What am I going to do? Tomorrow is the last day to drop the class and receive a refund. If I drop it, I'm going to really feel disappointed and it will be embarrassing letting others know that I couldn't handle it.
1348086 tn?1370786785 In college, I had a really bad panic attack in the middle of a lecture, there were over 200 students in the room, I was sitting just a couple rows from the prof, right smack in the middle, I created quite a scene trying to collect my things and run out of the class in front of everyone. It happened a couple more times, soon I stopped going to class, then to school, then leaving my appartment, out of fear of having more attacks in public. But the only way to get out of it is....
Avatar n tn Also, if you haven't already, you might consider speaking with someone in the college office to see if there is a professional who they recommend.