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ANXIETY

What is it?
A feeling of tension and edginess, an overwhelming attack of panic.

Symptoms: Tiredness, Nervousness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, frequent passing of urine and diarrhea, dizziness, trembling, shaking, inability to concentrate, insomnia

Causes: Stress is the most common cause, new and unfamiliar situations and experiences

Treatment in the home: Attempt to identify the cause, discuss the problem and try to resolve it, regular exercise, learn to relax and breathe

Possible complications: If left untreated, depression or a stress related disorder may develop

When to consult a doctor: If it becomes server and you cannot cope with everyday life, physical symptoms appear

What the doctor may do: Prescribe medication to sort out physical symptoms, perhaps prescribe tranquilisers to calm your anxiety or recommend a psychologist to overcome the problem.

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