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Panic disorder, anxiety, depression, and hypochondria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   i am 15 yrs old and the front of my neck is heavy and tender and it feels like something is attached to it
User :   what could this be?
Doctor :   pl explain in details
User :   ive been suffering from panic disorder, anxiety, depression, and hypochondria for a little over a year now
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Gender, Location, Occupation, , Height and Weight.
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   male, 5'11 150 lbs
User :   no i dont smoke
User :   or drink
User :   im 15
Doctor :   Anxiety is the feeling of uneasiness, fear and insecurity when in reality there is nothing to be afraid of. Fear normally disappears after the danger is gone, but anxiety persists without any apparent danger.
User :   i was taking zoloft for 2 months and then quit cold turkey
Doctor :   k
User :   i dont want to take drugs
Doctor :   Long lasting anxiety becomes stressful for the body, leading to medical problems when it is persistent and interferes with normal daily activities or harms physical health.
User :   the fear continues
User :   my anxiety is severe
User :   so is my depression
Doctor :   Alcohol, coffee and cola drinks should be avoided.
Doctor :   Psychotherapy
User :   i mean i fell out of a tree and the next day i saw a little scratch and anticipated that i had rabies from an unnoticed bat bite
User :   is that a hypochondriac or what?
Doctor :   Relaxation techniques, meditation and yoga help to reduce the anxiety
User :   will therapy help?
Doctor :   Getting enough rest during the day, as well as a good nightâ??s sleep can help.
User :   could i have a thyroid problem?
Doctor :   yeah
User :   could i have rabies?
Doctor :   no
User :   could i have rabies?

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