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Hiv Anxiety Disorder

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Hiv and anxiety disorder

Hi Dr. Robert. I just want to write this letter to thank you for inspiring me over the past 6 months. My story is strange but not unusual.. I was robbed in May and lost 40 thousand dollars worth check cashing money. And during that time, SARs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...writing and for your kind words. I'm delighted you have realized that stress and anxiety are the causes of your symptoms, not HIV. It's not transmitted by handing money. By the way, how did you know the guy had "just done the dirty deed with a... Read more »

anxiety disorder caused by hiv fear?

I was wondering if you knew how common it is to doubt the accuracy of the hiv tests. After a low... Read more »

anxiety disorder and phobia about testing

Hi Doctor,I engaged in some pretty high risk sex behaviour over ten years ago, when i was in my... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...to extreme panic. Coping With and Conquering Anxiety Both medical and non-medical interventions are widely used to treat anxiety disorders. Psychotropic medications, psychotherapy/counseling, changing behaviors to reduce stress, developing... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...essence we are hardwired for anxiety! Medically speaking there is a difference between normal fear and what is referred to as an anxiety disorder. The key element in most forms of anxiety disorders is the distortion of a person's subjective... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Conquering Anxiety

... Introduction What is Anxiety? Anxiety Disorders Types of Anxiety Specific and Non-Specific Anxiety Anticipatory Anxiety Susceptibility to Anxiety The Relationship Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

...including selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Severe psychiatric disorders, including mania and psychosis Mood and anxiety disorders Substance Use Etiologies Illicit drug use, particularly stimulant drugs Alcohol and... Read more »
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who to see about anxiety disorder, G.p. or shrink?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am thinking of getting help for my severe panic and anxiety. I just dont know who I should go and see. I really dont want to disclose why I am having this situation but after looking at facts and taking advise + reading back posts from former... Read more »

i think the cdc is hunting me down

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
...actually be coming to follow up on the survey, and not to pack me up and take me away to some detention center for people with HIV. I still am suspicious, coming to check the courtesy of the analyst??? BS!!!!! Haven't they ever heard of the... Read more »

please read this im WORRIED

Posted by worrywart22, 2 Replies
...I may sound crazy when i was 17 i had a scare and got test negative i am still always worried i do have anxiety disorder which i do deal with. But i have a boyfriend for a year now and just recently he got sick with a severe sore throat he went Read more »

NERVOUS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...until this Friday for my results and it's really stressing me out....I hate waiting like this. It doesn't help that I have an anxiety disorder either....Basically the only thing I can think of that may have put me at risk, is when I was 17 I got... Read more »