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Nervousness is usually used to describe mental states similar to anxiety, but with more obvious external symptoms, such as nail biting, fidgeting, etc. However, nervousness and anxiety are similar, and the causes of anxiety need to be examined for nervousness symptoms. Nervousness needs also to be distinguished from restlessness or hyperactivity. Nervousness usually has little to do with the physical nervous system....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Nervousness.
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Nervousness as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Nervousness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nervousness may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Nervousness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and other...read more »
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Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or ...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen the...read more »
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The list of organs typically affected by Nervousness may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Nervousness mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Nervousness. Of the 73 causes of Nervousness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Nervousness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Nervousness based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Nervousness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Nervousness:
Anxiety (895 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Anxiety symptoms (895 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes)
Symptoms related to Nervousness:
Anxiety (895 causes), Fear (366 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Normal behavior, Restlessness (380 causes), Hyperactivity (273 causes), Thyroid disorder, Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Caffeine poisoning
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