Generalized anxiety statistics

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Avatar f tn Hello, I have suffered from the anxiety disorder OCD for over 20 years and have had bad times and good. I met my partner at 29 but due to this anxiety he had always been hesitant to make a commitment to me and also I was working to make money and did not feel that I could cope with behavioural therapy to get 100% better (I am well enough to work and go out).
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
1132574 tn?1271672466 Hi Everyone, I am new to the anxiety forum. Had a a few weeks of anxiety hit me in January when I was having medical testing done. I am 36 and have high blood pressure every time I see a doctor as I just get so nervous when I go to the doctor. They ran tests which freaked me out even more and wham, I was then anxiouss all the time. The tests eventually all came back normal. With that reassurance my anxiety vanished.& I was even able ot take my BP at home with no anxiety.
Avatar m tn I have a generalized anxiety disorder and a phobia of HIV and rabies. I went to get my blood work down and the nurse used a vacutainer to draw blood. However, the vacutainer holder was reused ( the nurse confirmed it is only the needle which is changed and not the holder as it does not come into contact with the patient) and now I think I will get HIV and I keep thinking about HIV until I get tested again at 3 months after the window period. luckily I have medicines however I hate this.
652671 tn?1353712165 I have moderate depression and generalized anxiety disorder. My psychiatrist refused to give me any meds because i'm 10 weeks pregnant. I called and cried to my OB/GYN and he prescribed Wellbutrin 200 mg/ day and Buspar 30 mg/day. It is EXTREMELY hard for me to function (work, take care of my other children, wifely duties) especially with the physical symptoms of my anxiety and depression.
Avatar f tn Yes, yes, and yes!! This is called GAD, generalized anxiety lingering in the background between attacks, very common!
391834 tn?1229342874 ve just started taking meds for my thyroid so hopefully my symptoms (fatigue and generalized felling of anxiety/nervousness) will be no more!
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD 16 months ago but I have experienced anxiety symtoms since I was 18 now I am 51. Therapy has done wonders for me to understand the way my mind processes anxiety symptoms and has taught me how to deal with them. Also the frequency of my panic attacks have decreased since going through therapy and coming to this forum has helped . My concern for you is your need for a Dr. you can trust. Maybe you should consider going to a Dr. that has a good reputation.
1390847 tn?1344657468 I was just curious about generalized anxiety vs. anxiety over a specific thing. For me, I dont have generalized anxiety, I have a specific anxiety of throwing up (emetophobia). I wonder which is more "popular"...generalized or specialized?
Avatar m tn Benzodiazepines have robust efficacy in the short-term management of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but were not shown to be effective in producing long-term improvement overall. Although benzodiazepines are much safer in overdose than their predecessors, the barbiturates, they can still cause problems in overdose.
Avatar m tn s about 8-10 inches on either side with dispersed pustules. This may be a far cry from just typical Generalized Anxiety but its worth looking into. I was considering going gluten- free for a week and seeing if i would notice a difference although I'm unsure when the symptoms would decrease after that change. thank you again for your assistance!!
Avatar f tn Thinking about trying Lexapro for generalized anxiety. Any advice or experiences? I have previously tried Buspar (had no effect) and Zoloft which made me constantly nauseous.
Avatar n tn Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause. Children or adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about things such as future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, family matters, their personal abilities, and/or school performance. All children and adolescents experience some anxiety. It is a normal part of growing up.
Avatar m tn You can have generalized, and consistent symtoms of anxiety, called generalized anxiety disorder GAD, without having just panic attacks, or panic disorder. Your symtpoms sound a bit more on the severe or distressing side of anxiety disorders. My questions and suggestions would be, if this is the first time you are experiencing this, yes it could be anxiety, but go to the doctor urgently to be sure it's not serious.
Avatar f tn 8 weeks today! I think its a sticker. I suffer from generalized anxiety and stress over the smallest things!
Avatar f tn t be, you just might get lucky, not have really bad side effects and the worst part is the anxiety we put ourselve through making sure we don't miss any doses. In the end, even if we don't clear, we've helped our liver back up a stage. I was 2-3 for both grade and stage when I started. But honestly, I'm PRAYING FOR THE SVR, my BIG GRAND PRIZE!!!!!!! at the end of this. I'm planning my big celebration when I finally get the SVR new.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder when I was 18. I believe very strongly that I have it. But there are days when I almost feel normal. What is it like for you?
Avatar m tn Well, temporary relief is better than none, right? Plus, statistics show that therapy and medication combined work best for generalized anxiety disorder. You don't have to take medication but am glad you are open to it. I'd work on things like meditation, breathing and exercise to see if it helps the temporary relief last longer. Try the food diary. My cousin did that with her son and found a relationship with gluten. Now gluten free is all the fad rage now, lol.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms mostly suggest normal body sensations that seem more prominant than normal because of your anxiety about all this. Most likely the white spots indeed are hari follicles, or normal sebaceous skin glands -- which are easily seen on anybody's penis. If you remain unconvinced about my reassurance, see a health care provider to examine you and perhaps consider STD testing. But it would be extremely surprising to find out you have any sort of STD or other infection.
4762310 tn?1362165935 You only mentioned panic attacks above and so it could just be generalized anxiety.
Avatar f tn Is this the only time you've experienced this? Because if it is, that does make it different than someone who has this kind of reaction to all sorts of pressures in life. A lot of people who work in the medical profession are having a hard time right now, they are on the front lines of something nobody fully understands yet. Epidemics are always hard on everyone, and very hard on those who have to take care of the sick.
Avatar m tn Hi! I was wondering if anxiety can cause chest pains? And I don't mean specifically during panic attacks because I'm aware of that. But I have generalized anxiety disorder and my biggest anxious fear is of heart related issues. Is my constant worry about my heart causing my persistent chest pain? Is that possible for normal generalized anxiety to do? I'm a 19 yr old male. Iv had 3 ekgs, 1 holter monitor and 1 echocardiogram. Everything normal.
Avatar n tn I suspect what you are seeing is "generalized anxiety". When these irrational fears interfere with one's life, it is called GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I might suggest you google the phrase "GAD and children" or "generalized anxiety disorder" or similar words/phrases to better understand this issue. Perhaps there may be some information on some of these site which might be of help. I wish you the best ....
Avatar m tn GAD stands for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, not "EATING" disorder. Are you sure you're on the right forum? Many of your symptoms COULD be related to digestive/intestianl problems rather than "eating disorders," which we commonly think of as anorexia or bulimia The dry heaving, the nauses, the sharp pains in your chest and especially your abdomen and the loss of appetite.