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When to Seek Medical Care for Anxiety
Call your doctor when the signs and symptoms of anxiety are not easily, quickly, and clearly diagnosed and treated.
When the signs and symptoms suggest that anxiety may have been present for a prolonged period (more than a few days) and appear to be stable (not getting worse rapidly), you may be able to make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation. But when the signs and symptoms are severe and come on suddenly, they may represent a serious medical illness that needs immediate evaluation and treatment in a hospital's emergency department.
How to Test for Anxiety
The doctor will take a careful history, perform a physical examination, and order laboratory tests as needed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015
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