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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with anxiety?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Anxiety? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Anxiety

Top 10 Questions about Anxiety

  1. What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?
  2. Could my anxiety symptoms be caused by another medical or psychological condition?
  3. What is anxiety and what causes it?
  4. What types of healthcare providers, such as counselors or therapists, do I need to see and when?
  5. What are my treatment options for anxiety?
  6. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my stress?
  7. How can I prevent anxiety from returning once it is under control?
  8. What can I expect from my anxiety medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my anxiety medication?
  1. What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?
  2. Could my anxiety symptoms be caused by another medical or psychological condition?
  3. How is anxiety diagnosed?
  4. Can my primary care doctor diagnose anxiety or will I need to see a specialist?
  5. How will you know which type of anxiety I have?
  6. What is anxiety and what causes it?
  7. Is anxiety curable or controllable?
  8. How will anxiety affect my daily life and long-term health?
  9. What types of healthcare providers, such as counselors or therapists, do I need to see and when?
  10. Are there any symptoms of anxiety that should alert me to call you?
  11. What are my treatment options for anxiety?
  12. What should I do if my anxiety symptoms get worse?
  13. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my anxiety?
  14. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my stress?
  15. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  16. How can I prevent anxiety from returning once it is under control?
  17. How can my family and friends support my treatment for anxiety?
  18. What can I expect from my anxiety medication and how long will it take to start working?
  19. Is my anxiety medication addictive?
  20. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  21. How long will I need to take my anxiety medication?
  22. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my anxiety medication?

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Top 10 Questions about Anxiety

  1. What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?
  2. Could my anxiety symptoms be caused by another medical or psychological condition?
  3. What is anxiety and what causes it?
  4. What types of healthcare providers, such as counselors or therapists, do I need to see and when?
  5. What are my treatment options for anxiety?
  6. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my stress?
  7. How can I prevent anxiety from returning once it is under control?
  8. What can I expect from my anxiety medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my anxiety medication?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date: March 7, 2016. Copyright: © 2016 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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