Behavioural disturbance

The psychological and somatic symptoms of anxiety have a range of adverse behavioural consequences, for example phobic avoidance, the abuse of sedative drugs and alcohol, and the development of troublesome abnormal illness behaviours such as somatization and hypochondriasis. In the majority of elderly cases these behaviours are of long standing, but they can develop following the onset of anxiety or depression in old age. In cognitively impaired patients, disturbed behaviour may be the main presenting feature.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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