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Emergency Care of Anxious Patients

  • Roberta S. Isberg
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

Anxiety may be a normal response to stressful events or the symptom of an underlying disorder. Anxiety is both an emotional and a physical experience. Emotions range from apprehension to panic, with fears of losing control, going crazy, or dying. Physical symptoms include sweating, flushing, dizziness, fainting, racing heart, chest pain, hyperventilation, urinary frequency, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The person’s experience of anxiety is determined by his constitution, psychology, affective style, and severity of external stressors.

Keywords

Generalize Anxiety Disorder Personality Disorder Panic Disorder Panic Attack Mitral Valve Prolapse 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta S. Isberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beth Israel HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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