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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Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by excessive worrying . Sufferers worry even when there is no reason to worry and often expect the worse possible outcome. It is estimated that 5 percent of the U.S. population will experience symptoms of GAD sometime in their life. Even though this is a common anxiety disorder, it is still misunderstood. The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about GAD.
How Can I Tell the Difference Between Worrying and Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Everyone worries at some time or another. You may worry about an upcoming job interview, worry about your child’s health, a fight you had with your spouse, finances or health. For most people, these worries do not interfere with their life. They can put their worries into perspective and move on when the situation is resolved. But for those with GAD, worries are excessive. According to the diagnostic criteria, a person with GAD worries ab...
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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