Exams and Tests
The doctor will take a careful history,perform a physical examination,and order laboratory tests as needed.
- If you have another medical condition that you know about, there may be an overlap of signs and symptoms between what is old and what is new.
- Just determining that anxiety is psychological does not immediately identify the ultimate cause. Often, determining the causerequires the involvement of a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other mental-health professional.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014
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