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Anxiety is characterized by extreme worrying or fear and is classified as a psychological disorder. Even so, there are a number of physical symptoms caused by anxiety. Anxiety sufferers frequently complain of headaches, caused by constant worrying and muscle tension. What are Tension Headaches? According to familydoctor.org, tension, or stress headaches are “a constant dull, achy feeling on both sides of the head.” These types of headaches can include tight feelings in either head or neck muscles. Tension headaches often begin in the middle of the day and start slowly.  An article, “Tension Headache” on CNN.com indicates that tension headaches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an entire week. Chronic headaches are those that appear for 15 days or more in a month for several months. Tension headaches can cause additional symptoms, such as: Difficulty sleeping Fatigue Irritability Loss of appetite Difficulty concentrating ...
Anxiety causes constant worrying and fear. It is estimated that one fourth of people with ADHD also suffer from some type of anxiety disorder. Most people that suffer from anxiety know that the fears they have are unreasonable and do not fit the situation they are in, yet they feel helpless and unable to stop the fear.
Besides the anxious feeling, anxiety causes physical symptoms, such as, headaches, stomach aches, nausea, and irritability.
Healthcentral offers a great deal of information on dealing with anxiety. I am pleased to announce that I am also writing articles and supplying information for the anxiety site here at healthcentral as well as continuing to write and share information on ADHD.
I hope that all of you will spend some time looking through the information at the Anxiety site.
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Types of Anxiety
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Alternative Names GAD; Anxiety disorder Symptoms The main symptom is the almost constant presence of worry or tension, even when there is little or no cause. Worries seem to float from one problem to another, such as family or relationship problems, work issues, money, health, and other problems. Even when aware that their worries or fears are stronger than needed, a person with GAD still has difficulty controlling them. Other symptoms include: Difficulty concentrating Fatigue Irritability Problems falling or staying asleep, and sleep that is often restless and unsatisfying Restlessness or feeling keyed up or "on the edge," often becoming startled very easily Along with the worries and anxieties, a number of physical symptoms may also be present, including muscle tension (shakiness, headaches). Depression and substance abuse may occur with an anxiety disorder. Signs and tests A physical examination and psychological evaluation can rule out other causes of anxiety. The health care provider should ru...
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