Definition Yawning involves opening the mouth involuntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. This is usually done as a result of drowsiness or weariness . Excessive yawning is yawning that happens more often than would be expected, even if drowsiness or weariness is present. Alternative Names Excessive yawning Considerations Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem. Normal yawning may happen when someone else yawns. Common Causes Drowsiness or weariness
Disorders associated with excessive daytime sleepiness
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One of the common side effects of anxiety is some form of distorted vision. The effects can further fuel anxiety and cause the person to feel worse than they already are. In this Sharepost I'm going to focus on the main causes of visual disturbances before outlining a couple of techniques to help take the edge off the sometimes distressing symptoms.
I've spent quite a lot of time listening to the various symptoms of anxiety; visual disturbance and eyestrain being some of the most common. This is nearly always related to the surge in adrenaline that accompanies anxiety and there's no harm in spending just a few moments describing what's happening.
Primary and secondary forms of anxiety have different effects. Primary anxiety is that part of our fight-or-flight system that energizes us to deal with some threat. Our body floods with adrenaline, sugars, fats and other hormones to allow us to take action.
Secondary anxiety, by contrast, has no particular focus. It mani...
Alternative Names GAD; Anxiety disorder Treatment The goal of treatment is to help you function well during day-to-day life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications are the mainstays of treatment. Medications are an important part of treatment. Once you start them, do not suddenly stop without talking with your health care provider. Medications that may be used include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are usually the first choice in medications. Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are another choice. Other antidepressants and some antiseizure drugs may be used for severe cases. Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) may be used if antidepressants don't help enough with symptoms. Long-term dependence on these drugs is a concern. Short-term memory problems may also develop with long-term use. A medication called buspirone may also be used. Cognitive-behavioral therapies should be used together with dr...
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