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Difference between having severe social anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), also known as the DSM, is the guide for any psychological disorders, and the DSM-5 which is the current version (...
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What's the difference between a fast heart rate during exercise, and a fast heart rate during an anxiety attack?

It is not a fast heart rate but the underlying mechanisms that can affect health. The mechanisms involved in exercise can be beneficial and those in anxiety harmful. EXERCISE Physiological responses ...
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Are there permanent procedures to assist with minor Acrophobia?

Behavioral therapy works well. Behavioral therapists initially focus on teaching what anxiety is, helping the client to identify anxiety responses, teaching relaxation techniques, setting goals, ...
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How does anxiety and stress affect the bowels?

One’s mental state has a major effect on bowel function. In fact, there is a high correlation between IBS and stress. Given the high levels of anxiety and stress commonly seen in patients with ...
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Anxiety of everything

A psychologist could help her, e.g. using Cognitive behavioral therapy. It's likely that whenever she feels that something doesn't feel quite right and the idea that this could be cancer crosses her ...
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I'm scared of certain celestial objects

Welcome to Health SE! Astrophobia I did a Google search for [ fear of space ] and looked at what appeared. I think that your phobia is called "astrophobia". See, for example, this Wiktionary ...
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How to stop panic?

In general, anxiety can be handled with medications or with "talking therapy", of which there are many types. So far you have seen two doctors. One offered medication. You were concerned about ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people

Person with social anxiety here. I want to share some personal experience with you. Most of the symptoms you described (both mental and physical) are familiar to my own. Get help First, I totally ...
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Overcome emotions when talking to people

Usually on health SE the question about specific steps and/or medication to help you would be closed as personal medical advice question, and you would be prompted to ask a medical professional's help....
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Anxiety and panic attack relieves

I have suffered from health anxiety for the last couple of years and let me share some of the things I find helpful. Stay hydrated: Drinking loads of water instantly relieves the tightness in your ...
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Anxiety of everything

Tell her to breath deep every day for atleast 5 to 10 minutes she can start by doing for 2 minutes it will calm her down and she would worry less as her mind would relax . You can make a comfortable ...
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Is breathing into a paper bag an effective treatment for panic attacks?

Breathing into a paper bag to control hyperventilation might improve hypocarbia, but should NOT be done because of the risks of hypoxia and death. This case report shows that breathing into a paper ...
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Is breathing into a paper bag an effective treatment for panic attacks?

I did not find any studies which would investigate that matter. Moreover, in 2008 Nillni and co-workers (1) stated: Surprisingly, although the expressed goal of breathing training is to correct ...
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What is the difference between stress and excitement?

Stress and excitement both activate the sympathetic nervous system, so they can feel very physically similar (high heart rates, etc.) The main difference is in higher-level brain processing, where ...
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Anxiety of everything

As other people have indicated, what you're describing is definitely a mental illness. In the DSM-IV this was called hypochondriasis and is also sometimes called health anxiety. Technically it's now ...
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Anxiety of everything

She has something called hypochondria which is the same disease I suffer from. Hypochondria means excessive health anxiety. Let me tell you some key points. If she is worried too much she'll start ...
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How can breathing techniques lessen anxiety?

Neuroscience is complex; this is a simplification. To summarize: yes, breathing techniques and other meditation and biofeedback methods have been shown to be effective for reducing anxiety and panic, ...
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How to I overcome extreme anxiety without medication?

Stress- relief techniques can help manage anxiety... specific ones to incorporate based on anxiety are... Mindful meditation as shown by the study in this article... http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/...
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How to stop panic?

If a doctor mentioned eating a healthier diet in relation to your problems then that suggests that your diet is pretty bad. We can't judge if that's the case, but if you are not eating well, e.g. lack ...
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Research On Chinese Medicinal Treatment For Anxiety?

Are there studies on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)? Of course, and the studies are numerous. If conducted in non-Chinese contexts the results are most of the time quite underwhelming or more ...
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How to I overcome extreme anxiety without medication?

I recommend seeing a counselor/therapist/psychologist ASAP to help you with this. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of many approaches to anxiety. But a professional can help identify what you need ...
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