Anxiety
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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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  • Feeling of apprehension

  • My anxiety doesn't go away

  • Somehow anxious

  • My anxiety won't go away

  • I am concerned

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About the Symptom

Anxiety is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, however excessive fear or anxiety can cause an anxiety disorder.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Recent weight loss

  • Muscle weakness in the limbs

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Seizure attack

  • Change in personality

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Impossible to walk normally

  • Altered mental status (delirium)

Possible causes

Generally, Anxiety can be related to:

  • Depression

    Depression is a mental illness that leads to low mood, reduced energy levels, and changes in sleep. This affects everyday activities like attending school and work. As the condition worsens, patients might have suicidal thoughts. Although stress and past trauma can cause depression, it can take time to identify and address causes, and genetic factors may also be at play.

  • Adjustment disorder

    A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

    A mental illness where a patient has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts, ideas, or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel compelled to do something repeatedly, like cleaning or washing their hands (compulsions).

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Sleep disorder
  • Hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder
  • Depressive
  • Alzheimer dementia (AD)

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Do you feel anxious daily?

  • Do you feel you fatigued?

  • Do you struggle with insomnia?

  • Do you have a reduced appetite and eat less food?

  • Have you experienced non-existent sensory perceptions?

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References

  • Schuyler D. Anxiety. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2016 Oct 13;18(5). doi: 10.4088/PCC.16f02039. PMID: 27835726.

    https://www.psychiatrist.com/pcc/anxiety/anxiety/

  • Kupfer DJ. Anxiety and DSM-5. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2015 Sep;17(3):245-6. doi: 10.31887/DCNS.2015.17.3/dkupfer. PMID: 26487805; PMCID: PMC4610609.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.31887/DCNS.2015.17.3/dkupfer

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/anxiety/

Reviewed By:

Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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