Is Functional Anxiety physical or heart disease?
In addition to anxiety and other feelings of anxiety, there are a lot of somatic symptoms such as dizziness, headache, dyspnea, stomach pain, stomach problems, chest stuffiness and so on.
Sometimes, the patient will focus on these physical symptoms and less those who care about the psychological symptoms. In the treatment of anxiety for drugs will play a great effect, but sometimes it may have “been successful.” These times, if the psychological treatment to play a role in opening the heart window, the result will be able to do more with Less.
Male correction Yafei has a strong body type, to see him full of vitality to the implementation of firefighters, it is hard to imagine that he will have health problems.
In fact, in the past year, Yafei often feels chest bust, sometimes even having a strong feeling of nausea, will also feel like suffocate, breathing difficulties, as if being the same neck.
The most troublesome is that there are three times because he felt the feeling of nausea and suffocation is too strong, so I have worried about their own lives, so although he was in the incident when the fire, he was forced to call ambulance.
Worst of all, when I got to the Accident and Emergency Departments, I had seen the doctor, but he could not find any problems and made him embarrassed.
Round of the test
In order to these symptoms, Yafei is also spent a lot of energy and resources to visit the district. But whether it is heart, gastroenterology, thoracic and pulmonary, after a round of inspection and testing, the doctor told him what problems can not be found.
In this year, Yafei has tasted according to gastroscopy, colonoscopy, brain scan, magnetic resonance, positron emission scanning, cardiac treadmill exercise test, and even cardiac catheterization, which all can not find any answer, but he has continue to often feel nausea, Heart shade and suffocation. Over time, Yafei also began to feel helpless and anxious.
Finally, doctors believe that Yafei may suffer from “functional anxiety disorder” and referred it to a psychiatrist. At the time, Yafei actually resisted such referrals. In any case, he does not feel that he is suffering from mental illness. Perhaps so, Yafei in front of a psychiatrist, initially did not take the initiative to explain the disease.
However, the psychiatrist talked to him for a while, he gradually brought out some of his symptoms of anxiety disorder. In those days, he was often panic-stricken for no reason at all, and sometimes he felt a rapid heartbeat.
Other times, he would suffer insomnia or be awakened by a nightmare in the middle of the night. The above symptoms, Yafei are little and others mentioned, but tend to focus on their own nausea and suffocation problems.
Psychological treatment to open the heart window
In any case, the psychiatrist prescribes a new type of antidepressant (SNRI) and an anti-anxiety drug, Yafei did not worry about the clothes. Sure enough, about a month later, he has greatly reduced share of nausea and choking feeling, but still from time to time easily panic, feel bad sleep, and was nightmare to wake up.
Yafei and psychiatrists to explore the “unfinished” causes. Yafei has a good relationship with his colleagues and a good work performance. I can not think of any “heart knot”. Until one time, Yafei and psychiatrists talked about a fire in the same injury experience, after the heart seemed a little soothing.
Before long, he was also greatly reduced by “anxiety” and “insomnia” trapped.
“Anxiety” is simply a physical and psychological causes. In addition to patients with panic and anxiety and other feelings, there are a lot of somatic symptoms such as dizziness, headache, dyspnea, stomach pain, stomach problems, chest stuffiness and so on.
Sometimes, the patient will focus on these physical symptoms, and less those who care about the psychological symptoms. In the treatment of anxiety for drugs will play a great effect, but sometimes it may not have “ten successful.” These times, if the psychological treatment to play a role in opening the heart window, the result will be able to do more with less.