‘feeling anxious, nervous, fearful, and agitated’

‘feeling anxious, nervous, fearful, and agitated’

Anxiety disorders often co-occur with each other or with other psychiatric and medical conditions. Therefore, although individuals may present with the primary complaint of ‘feeling anxious, nervous, fearful, and agitated’ (all symptoms of anxiety), the important responsibility of the physician is to determine the source of the anxiety in order to ensure that medications aren’t just being added as a ‘band-aid’ to a larger problem. It is in circumstances such as these that people are prescribed medications which can later develop into an addiction.

I have discussed in greater detail the very serious anxiety disorder called PTSD. Other anxiety disorders include phobias, panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, anxiety disorders related to a medical condition, to name a few. In addition, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, Eating Disorders are other conditions that often present as “having problems with anxiety”. Therefore, a full psychiatric evaluation is what is always necessary to ensure that treatment serves to resolve the problem, not just cover it up.