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Anxiety Disorders: Questions and Answers

Here you will find answers by Terry Dixon (Help-For) on Quora to many questions relating to anxiety disorders, depression and more.

Anxiety Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Social Phobia
Mental Illness


Anxiety Definition:-

The Collins English Dictionary describes anxiety as "a state of uneasiness or tension caused by apprehension of possible misfortune, danger etc."

And to be anxious is to be "worried and tense."

Latin anxietas gave anxiety in English; the base is Latin anxius, from angere 'to choke'.


Anxiety Symptoms
Anxiety Medication
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Self Help


More Resources:
Anxiety & Depression
Assoc. of America

The Royal College of
Psychiatrists (UK)



What's the real cause behind anxiety?

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

When you get nervous or get anxiety do you feel the need to use the restroom?

What is the best way to deal with regular anxiety?

Do beta blockers work for anxiety attacks?

Can a beta blocker reduce my anxiety which is causing nausea and vomiting? I Don't want to take it permanently, just before I face situations that will make me anxious.

How does diazepam treat anxiety?

What is anxiety? Is there any difference between anxiety and social anxiety?

Does anxiety drain your energy?

Should one be ashamed to have anxiety?

Do feelings like anxiety or worry actually help us better prepare ourselves (physically and mentally) for stressful situations, or are they useless emotions with no real benefit?

Why is it that no matter what I do my anxiety gets the best of me?

If anxiety is 100% curable, why are some people suffering from it for a whole 25 years?

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Anxiety Disorders

What are the main causes of anxiety disorders?

Can a person fully defeat anxiety disorders like panic attacks and GAD, or is it for life?

Are there any other known cures for generalized anxiety disorder, aside from therapy and medications?

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What's it like to have generalized anxiety disorder?

What is worrying?

How can I stop worrying thoughts of anxiety that get triggered subconsiously?

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What does it feel like to have OCD?

How do you develop OCD?

Can OCD be completely cured?

Why is obsessive compulsive disorder called a 'disorder'?

Religion has given me OCD and i feel alone and scared. What should I do?

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Panic Disorder

What are panic attacks like?

Is there a difference between anxiety attacks and panic attacks?

Are panic attacks quite common?

Is it possible to have anxiety without panic attacks?

Would you go on a date with someone who has a panic or anxiety disorder?

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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)

What's it like to have social anxiety disorder?

Is the fear of rejection a social anxiety?

What are causes of Social Anxiety Disorder?

Could my parents be one of the causes of my social anxiety disorder or not?

Why is social acceptance important?

What is the best advice to overcome social anxiety?

Why do I feel like I'm superior to most people I meet?

Is social anxiety really a disorder?

How do I overcome feeling different because I have social anxiety?

Why can't socially anxious people make eye contact?

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How does depression feel?

If depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, why does Islam say it is caused by disbelief?

Is there any benefit to depression?

Has your dog or cat helped you recover from something; depression, anxiety, and loneliness?

Is it worth going on when you've tried practically every treatment known to mankind for depression and anxiety for years when nothing helps?

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Why do I feel scared and nervous all the time?

Why can't I eat when I'm nervous?

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What is shame?

How do feelings affect our behavior?

What are some sad things that make you think?

Is it possible to die of shame?

Is cowardice natural or is it a mental illness?

What's more real to you, your feelings or facts?

Why are so many brilliant and talented people so brutally unhappy and dissatisfied?

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Mental Illness

Is it possible that 'mental illness' and 'mental health' are both hoaxes and don't really exist?

Why do we label everything as mental illness?

Why can't I recover from my mental illness when I am smart and know a lot about all the pathologies behind my illness?

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How can people forgive their parents for terrible childhoods?

I have realised that I get irritated very easily, and even small things make me angry. In such state I shout at people I care for, and then repent later. What should I do?

I completely had my life ruined by mental illness. What can I do to change things around?

What one thing do you wish you had known about life when you were in your 20s? This question is for those who are older than 20 who would like to share their mistakes and insights with a younger person than themselves.

What are the negative effects of meditation? Why does it cause anxiety on me?

How do I conquer fear? I am a 20 year old male. I have a fear of losing my friends and stupid fears, such as getting hit in the eye by a pigeon or bit by a dog. The best in me comes out when I am free from fear. I want to be the best me possible.

How do I stop feeling nervous for an interview, or at least less nervous?

It it normal to feel fear when you're being brave?

Why do people enjoy judging and putting down or belittling other people?

Why would someone subconsciously hold their breath?

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Why do I feel more anxious after cognitive therapy when it is supposed to treat my anxiety?

Why do psychiatrists so readily prescribe SSRI/SSNRI medications, even to those without clinical depression?

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More on Anxiety...

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• Anxiety Symptoms: What's Happening and Why
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• The Cause of Anxiety Disorders... As a Child


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