Robert C. Dean, MD
Location and Office HoursCarilion New River Valley Medical Center
Christiansburg, VA 24073
- Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
Is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) a real illness?
There are many myths about generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The most widespread myth is that GAD is not a real illness. This is not true. GAD is indeed a real and complex illness. Like other anxiety disorders, a combination of factors causes GAD, including biological, environmental, and psychological factors.
Is it normal to dislike being in crowds?
Robin Miller, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
It is perfectly normal to dislike being in crowds. In this video, Robin Miller, talks about personal space preferences and dealing with crowds.
What is adjustment disorder with depressed mood?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Adjustment disorder with depressed mood is a variation of adjustment disorder in which responding to stress involves symptoms of depression. Typically, adjustment disorder is experienced by veterans as an excessive response to a specific life change or stressor, which interferes with your ability to function in life. If your symptoms include low energy, negative outlook, crying spells, and feeling hopeless, you may have adjustment disorder with depressed mood. The condition may also express itself in irritability or anger, guilt, worthlessness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide. A related type of the disorder is adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood, with symptoms that exhibit a mix of depression and anxiety.
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