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    Old 11-30-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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    Panic Disorder/Anxiety Symptoms, and abbreviations

    Thanks to immortal19 for this list:

    Here is a list of common symptoms for anxiety/panic disorder...of course
    there are a lot of other ones but these are the most common:

    HEART sensations~

    * racing or rapid heart beat (fight or flight response)
    * heart palpitations (fight or flight response)
    * 'missed' heart beats (fight or flight response)
    * pounding heart (fight or flight response)

    BREATHING sensations~

    * breathing difficulties (can be a result of swallowing air, chest pain through tension or hyperventilation)
    * choking sensation (tension)
    * hyperventilation (fight or flight response)
    * feel as if can't take another breath (can be a result of swallowing air, chest pain through tension or hyperventilation)
    * tightening of the throat (tension)

    PAIN sensations~

    * chest pain (tension)
    * headaches (tension)
    * neck aches (tension)
    * lower back pain (tension)
    * sciatica (tension)
    * muscle pain (tension)
    * aching jaw (tension)
    * clenching fists (tension)
    * chronic temporary pain (tension)

    STOMACH / ABDOMINAL sensations~

    * nausea (fight or flight response or caused by not eating)
    * loss of appetite (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * churning stomach (fight or flight response)
    * burning stomach (fight or flight response or caused by not eating)
    * indigestion (fight or flight response)
    * abdominal pain (tension or caused by not eating)
    * digestive problems (flight or flight response or caused by not eating)

    ASSOCIATED ANXIETY sensations~

    * hot and cold flashes (fight or flight response)
    * flushing face (fight or flight response)
    * shaking/ trembling (fight or flight response)
    * excessive perspiration (fight or flight response)
    * sweating hands (fight or flight response)
    * dizziness (either Fight or flight, hyperventilation or dissociation)
    * giddiness (either Fight or flight, hyperventilation or dissociation)
    * feeling lightheaded or faint (either Fight or flight, hyperventilation or dissociation or caused by not eating)
    * pins and needles (fight or flight response)
    * diarrhoea (fight or flight response)
    * loss of bladder control (fight or flight response)
    * grinding teeth (tension)
    * sleeping difficulties (can be a result of overactive thinking, worry,
    nocturnal panic attacks or taking sleeping medication (wake after a few hours and then can't get back to sleep)
    * night sweats (fight or flight response)
    * lack of concentration (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * extreme exhaustion (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * loss of feelings (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * localised pressure (fight or flight response)
    * loss of libido (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * appetite swings (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * numbness of hands or feet
    * unexplainable rashes

    DISSOCIATIVE sensations such as feeling~

    * detached from the body (dissociative sensations)
    * feeling as if you and/or surroundings are not real (dissociative sensations)
    * as if looking through a white or grey mist (dissociative sensations)
    * sensitivity to light and sound (dissociative sensations)
    * tunnel vision (dissociative sensations)
    * stationary objects appearing to move (dissociative sensations)
    * sensations of falling into a void (dissociative sensations)
    * temporary paralysis (dissociative sensations)

    MAJOR FEARS~

    * Having a heart attack and/or
    * Going to die
    * Brain tumour
    * Going insane
    * Lose control in some way

    EMOTIONAL sensations~

    * episodes of anger and "rage" and frustration (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * deep sadness (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * depression and major depression (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * increased feelings of worry (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * increased feelings of guilt (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * feelings of emptiness (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * feelings of loneliness (effects of anxiety disorder)
    * feeling detached from "normal" emotional state

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    Common Panic and Anxiety Disorder Abbreviations

    AD'S= Anti Depressants
    CBT= Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    ENT= Ears Nose and Throat Doctor
    ETD= Eustation Tube Dysfunction
    GP= General Practitoner...in other words your Family Doctor
    OCD= Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    PTSD= Post Traumatic Stess Disorder
    TMJ= Temporo-Mandibular Joint
    P Doc= Psychologist or Psychiatrist
    SNRI= Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
    SSRI= Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

     
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