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Nervousness: Introduction

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 »

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Causes of Nervousness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Nervousness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Nervousness

Home medical tests possibly related to Nervousness:

Causes of Types of Nervousness:

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Nervousness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Nervousness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Nervousness Treatments

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Stories from Users for Nervousness

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Message Boards for Nervousness

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Diagnostic tests for Nervousness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Nervousness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for possible causes of physical illness that may cause nervousness or present as nervousness - e.g. enlarged thyroid associated with hyperthyroidism.
  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.
  • Blood tests
    • Thyroid function test to rule out hyperthyroidism
    • Serum insulin is elevated in insulinoma
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Nervousness:

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.

Drug interactions causing Nervousness:

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.

  • Tagamet (Cimetidine) and Adalat (Nifedipine) interaction
  • Tagamet (Cimetidine) and Procardia (Nifedipine) interaction
  • Grapefruit juice and Calan (Verapamil) interaction
  • Grapefruit juice and Isoptin (Verapamil) interaction
  • Grapefruit juice and Verelan (Verapamil) interaction
  • Grapefruit juice and Adalat (Nifedipine) interaction
  • Grapefruit juice and Procardia (Nifedipine) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Nervousness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nervousness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Nervousness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Nervousness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Nervousness

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 more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care more »

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 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 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 more »

Nervousness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Nervousness

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Nervousness: Related Rare Diseases

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Nervousness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Nervousness:

Organs affected by Nervousness:

The list of organs typically affected by Nervousness may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Nervousness

The list below shows some of the causes of Nervousness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Nervousness?

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:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 68 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nervousness:

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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Causes of Nervousness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Nervousness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Nervousness?

    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 :

    Classifications of Nervousness:

    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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    Medical News summaries about Nervousness

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