Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause

Anxiousness Overview

Another name for Anxiousness is Anxiety.

What is anxiety?
A person with anxiety may have constant worry, or fear, that interferes with normal daily activities. Anxiety can be a normal response to stress, conflict or danger. Persistent or severe anxiety can result in anxiety disorder or panic attacks.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?
A person with a sudden bout of excessive anxiety may be having a panic attack or anxiety reaction. A person with chronic, excessive anxiety that interferes with normal functioning may have an anxiety disorder. This kind of anxiety may cause physical symptoms, such as palpitations, chest pain or shortness of breath.

How does the doctor treat anxiety?
Persistent and severe anxiety is usually 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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