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Anxiety

Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and apprehension, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to happen, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is feeling unrealistic fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused. It is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, and muscular tension. Anxiety is not considered to be a normal reaction to a perceived stressor although many feel it occasionally. When anxiety becomes overwhelming and distressing to the sufferer, it may fall under the psychiatric diagnosis of anxiety disorder. Anxiety is not the same as fear. Fear is evoked by a realistic danger and is an appropriate response to a perceived threat, while anxiety is worry or overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with anxiety, 82% report having anxiety and nervousness, 43% report having depression, and 38% report having sharp chest pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of anxiety are anxiety and nervousness, although you may still have anxiety without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with anxiety often receive psychotherapy, electrocardiogram, mental health counseling, cardiac monitoring, depression screen, toxicology screen, blood alcohol and psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with anxiety include lorazepam, alprazolam (xanax), clonazepam, buspirone (buspar), clorazepate, oxazepam, loxapine, l-methylfolate, flurazepam, meprobamate (miltown), phenelzine (nardil), dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine and brompheniramine / hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine .

Lorazepam
$12
(28 days)
Alprazolam (Xanax)
$8
(28 days)
Clonazepam
$9
(28 days)
Buspirone (Buspar)
$16
(28 days)
Clorazepate
$18
(28 days)
Oxazepam
$29
(28 days)
Loxapine
$56
(28 days)
L-Methylfolate

Flurazepam
$5
(28 days)
Meprobamate (Miltown)
$86
(28 days)
Phenelzine (Nardil)
$86
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for anxiety include . On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get anxiety.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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