Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Anxiety Disorder Overview

What is anxiety disorder?
A person with anxiety disorder has constant worry, or fear, that interferes with normal daily activities. Anxiety can be a normal response to stress, conflict or danger.

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?
Anxiety disorder can cause physical symptoms, such as palpitations, chest pain or shortness of breath.

How does the doctor treat anxiety disorder?
Anxiety disorder is often treated with a combination of medications and psychological counseling.

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Last Updated: Aug 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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