During a medical history for severe
anxiety, excessive fears, and episodes of panic, the
health professional asks questions about your symptoms and other general health
Questions about your symptoms may include:
Questions about your general state of emotional and physical health
If the health professional suspects that you have severe anxiety,
excessive fears, or episodes of panic, he or she may ask you more specific
questions about your symptoms, including rating how much you are bothered by
them. The health professional may also ask you to keep a diary of your
symptoms. The diary may include listing what you were doing just before you
experienced symptoms, the thoughts you had, your specific physical symptoms,
and how long the symptoms last.
The health professional may also want to talk with family members and
people close to you about your symptoms.
July 11, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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