Anxiety disorder vs ptsd

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4190741 tn?1370181432 Meditation, Mindfulness Exercises Reduce PTSD Symptoms Deborah Brauser Apr 26, 2013 Mindfulness treatment that includes meditation, stretching, and emotional acceptance can help lower symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had a state of protracted withdrawal like this?! I can literally feel the imbalance in my brain and yet doctors tell me it's an anxiety disorder which has just come on! I've never, ever had issues with mental disorders or anxiety. I have been given Xanax and have used a total of 8 of them (0.5mg) over the course of two weeks. I am TERRIFIED of them but in an attack it helps. I see a new psychiatrist day after tomorrow who deals in substance recovery.
Avatar f tn Axis I includes acute issues like biploar disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, schizophrenia. (These are just a few diagnosis listed in the DSM) The DSM gives a listing of symptoms for each of these disorders and the time the symptom must be present and distressing for the person to be labeled with the diagnosis. A person's symptoms are used to match up a person's diagnosis.
Avatar m tn had it right the first time cause I have anxiety and depression after all the ptsd my father died at 49 mom at 50, lost my son when I got sick and had to have that fixed....and well long story there just alot of losses... I know WEllbutrin 75mg IR vs. 300ER works better twice a day ya know.. Oh and wanted to know if I should take another Wellbutrin to catch up....?
Avatar n tn jw, suntheanine, phrmagaba, etc... now if you have severe anxiety/panic attack disorder and if it stops you from functioning, then benzo's are absolutely the best. otherwise, look into alternative remedies. thanks for listening and i;m here for you. god bless!
Avatar m tn added to psychotherapy may relieve symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients who are resistant to other treatments, according to a small, phase 2 pilot study. In addition, the patients reported "no drug-related serious adverse events, adverse neurocognitive effects, or clinically significant blood pressure increases," write the study authors.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Xanax XR for many years, and will be starting Klonipin shortly for my generalized anxiety disorder. In all of your posts, you've talked about Xanax, but not Xanax XR. Xanax XR is the slow release form of the drug, and differs for regular Xanax. The reason I'm switching to Klonipin is that I feel that Xanax XR is not working well anymore for me. I take Effexor XR for depression and anxiety, and I also take Lyrica for headaches and anxiety as well.
Avatar m tn I am now on disability for chronic depression and PTSD, and panic disorder, but don't even know anymore if the panic disorder is a problem, but the depression sure is. From so much that I've read, so many people say the Klonopin (I actually am now on the generic, which is clonazapem) caused severe depression, and they had a horrible time getting off of it.
Avatar f tn Lack of quantitative diagnostic studies makes diagnosis of mood disorders subjective. Disagnosis is based upon tow elements with many variables, also mood disorder symptomatology is similar. The fact is diagnostics are qualitative in nature and many variables affect the MD's diagnosis. Science has not discovered how the brain actually assimilates information from sensory input to processing the information that determines behavior. Tretment was sumptomatic until six months post partum.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your reply. My GP ( my local one) was away when I came out of hospital, and the GP who gave me the valium prescription said 2.5 - 5mg twice daily as needed. I have learnt from trial and error, that taking it just before I feel something coming on, does nothing. I learnt this by my horse riding experience, felt the freaking out, took it, hopped on, still got it bad. Went home, FREAKED OUT for like four hours, rang the hospital they said don't take it until you NEED it.
597160 tn?1254502507 Yes it is possible. I'm diagnosed with Bipolar 1, BPD, Social anxiety and PTSD. I was first diagnosed with bipolar in 2004, shorty after my diagnosis and hospitalization my family started to see doctors for depression soon after my mom and cousin got diagnosed with bipolar and my Opa got diagnosed with depression. Because of the trauma I went through in childhood & my teenage years, I started to show symptoms of BPD, and I got diagnosed with that. I hope I helped a little.
Avatar n tn I am so glad that I found this site. I will be 50 this year and I can't tell you how long I've suffered from anxiety disorder. Four months ago, I had such a bad anxiety attack that I wound up in the ER. After a bunch of cardiac tests, my heart is healthy -- thank you, God -- but that doesn't keep my mind from questioning the results. My parents are elderly and I have much stress in my life. Lately, I had to up my medication to 100mg of Zoloft, splitting it in two for am/pm.
Avatar n tn i have recently been diagnosed with ADD and OCD as well as major depressive disorder and anxiety. Opiates were the ONLY THING THAT EVER EVER made me feel normal...or what i think normal is supposed to feel like, I could work, I could go to college, I could keep appointments and multi task, I had my creativity again, I could function socially for the first time in my life and my panic attacks were few and far between. Once I voluntarily withdrew from opiates and began therapy....all that is GONE.
Avatar m tn This isn't really a question, it's more or less a walkthrough of what I am going through with anxiety problems and alcoholism in hopes that it might help someone out there. Had I read online about how common anxiety attacks after a night of drinking are, maybe I could have started my road to recovery sooner, and maybe some of you can.
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
13013217 tn?1428190466 WPW w/ ablation, PTSD, IBS, Gastroperesis, GERD, Anxiety, Depression. Symptoms: Dizziness (no vertigo), dysequillibrium, fatigued/weak legs resulting in pain. Rare tingling, numbing & heat in L leg. ORIGINALLY: Went to Physical therapy & Balance Center and given several tests: PT 2x/weak w/ no/to non significant improvement. 1. CALORIC (23% UW, L ear) 2. Nystagmus Tests: Dix-Hallpike L (L beating nystagmus - asymptomatic), Positional Head (Head R = left beating nystagmus.
Avatar n tn It hinted that while the military doesn't recognize ptsd as a physical problem vs a mental health problem, it reflects that it just not me that has alot of questions. Many soldiers being labled with DSM IV diagnoses (PTSD) may be recieving psychoactive drugs, that furthers their declince and further obscures a correct diagnosis. I will get well, even if I have to take a whole platoon with me. If you have resources that may help, please contact me. Thanks for your story.
Avatar f tn To add to my previous questions, has anyone seen a counselor (not a trained psychotherapist) for major depression, generalized anxiety disorder or PTSD and found them helpful? I really want to know what the difference is. I can find a counselor easily, but I've been trying to get a referral for a psychotherapist for so long with no luck, another problem is psychotherapy is not covered in Ontario's health plan.
716924 tn?1235873079 I have done so much research on just about every condition from the Head to the toes. Can anyone relate to this, Health Anxiety,Heart Anxiety,Panic/Anxiety disorder, Depression, PTSD? imput would be great. Thnaks for reading Fellas.
168348 tn?1379360675 A Huge THANK YOU is from the bottom of my heart. So glad to see I'm not alone ...................And, yes, stuffing this **** into a shirt may lead to unexpected outbursts or misdirected anger so I will be careful to let some feelings creep back in before Xmas so I can process this stuff. (Recall the meltdown at the Endodontist a few weeks ago when he said root canals & I cried so hard!!!! ...
Avatar m tn A Controlled Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Psychological Therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing vs. Emotional Freedom Techniques. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 199, 372-78. Palmer-Hoffman, Julie & Brooks, Audrey. (2011). Psychological Symptom Change after Group Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 3(1), 57-72.
886699 tn?1270783344 because I think it will help shed light on this discussion regarding emotional anxiety vs. the physiological symptoms which mimic anxiety that are manifested in certain autonomic responses. The following diagram may help as well: The autonomic nervous system's nerves originate along the spinal cord from the sacral area (bottom) all the way up the spinal cord and through the brain stem.
Avatar n tn I have a very complicated case of Depression in comorbidity withGeneralized anxiety disorder and all options seem to have exhausted. I have 1. GAD with obsessional pattern anxiety thoughts 2.OCD (currently under control) 3. Major Depressoin. Been on almost all SSRIs, Benzos and SNRIs. Complication- PARADOXICAL Reactions. With all the SSRIs and SNRIs, i start to have chronic depression with obsessional regrets, suicidal ideation, excessive sleep (18-20hrs), excessive dreams.
2107676 tn?1388977459 I only have a few left which I have cut and half and am hoping to just take 2 today and 1 tomorrow and then hopefully never again for the rest of my life. I began using them for grief and PTSD and at the time they were a life saver but I built up to taking about 15 a day and they have ruined my life. I am starting to have anxiety and I have no energy at all. I just get up to go to the bathroom and it leaves me breathless which creates anxiety.
12832842 tn?1448732401 I expect due to the nature of health anxiety, conversion-functional disorder patients etc it will still come down to the 'absence' of the abnormal neuro clinical signs and other typical MS diagnostics but some M/H patients may actually be less black and white and more grey than first thought, which might make a primary dx of M/H a tad harder to accept for some, and probably delay getting the medical help they need..... Cheers..........
967168 tn?1477588089 Can anyone tell me what's the difference between being dx with Major mood disorder and depression? I finally went to get help and the dr dx me with this, she also said while depression can go away major mood disorders don't. I'm confused, I really thought this was depression or PTSD. What should I ask to get an easy explanation about this? any info on what this means is greatly appreciated and I'll ask questions when I go back next week.
Avatar f tn However, I was drugged and now have PTSD and panic disorder so I have a huge problem taking any new medications. And I know from experience every time I start a new SSRI I will have the worst panic attacks of my life that include physical flashbacks of when I was drugged with LSD. (Most physical pain I have ever experienced to date.) The psychiatrist wants me to take 10 mg of Lexapro. He claimed it was the smallest dose. Obviously not true since it comes in 5 mg tabs.
969132 tn?1249327851 To the best of my knowledge the recent studies on other types of anxiety (besides the anxiety disorder social phobia, and perhaps PTSD) have not shown significantly elevated plasma NE levels.
1323357 tn?1274826939 When manifesting as part of another disorder such as anxiety, depression etc, the symptom may never occur again after the person recovers from the primary disorder. People that have experienced DP as a result of a bad drug trip or experience have NOT caused long term damage the mechanism is exactly the same, your brain is protecting itself, hiding away to get the rest it needs whether this be from the fear a bad experience causes or from the long term drain the drug use has on your body.