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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We are born to be anxious. Without it we would have no internal mechanism to monitor and respond to real or perceived threats. In this regard anxiety is both normal and necessary. When people ask about the causes of anxiety however they usually mean the uncomfortable sensations associated with it. Beyond this are the circumstances that evoke high levels of anxiety, but in the face of quite low levels of threat. It is these more extreme levels of anxiety that provoke a wide variety of explanations.
Excessive and ongoing worry may be diagnosed as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). For the purposes of this Sharepost GAD provides an example of how different theoretical perspectives attempt to explain the symptoms. Essentially, these explanations can be thought of as biological, psychological and social in nature.
There is some evidence that family history can contribute to the risk of developing GAD although the consistency of such research is varied. Areas of brain associa...
If you're like many of us, you might look over today's dismal economic horizon and often feel as if there's no end in sight. Whether you're watching your retirement savings shrink, fretting about how to pay for college, or worrying about a possible layoff-or even if you're happily employed but nervously following the news, you know we live in anxiety-provoking times.
I'm often asked about the apparent rise of generalized anxiety disorder due to the economy. The good news? There is no rise. The bad news? Normal anxiety is on the rise. So, what's the difference between generalized anxiety disorder and normal anxiety? Read on.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations, such as global economic uncertainty. It's your body telling you to stay alert and protect yourself, these days to watch your spending, try to save for an emergency, work to keep your job, or consult a trusted financial expert.
Worries about finances have long been a leading cause of anxie...
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