During a medical history for severe anxiety, excessive fears, and episodes of panic, the health professional asks questions about your symptoms and other general health questions.
Questions about your symptoms may include:
Questions about your general state of emotional and physical health might include:
If the health professional suspects that you have severe anxiety, excessive fears, or episodes of panic, he or she may ask you more specific questions about your symptoms, including rating how much you are bothered by them. The health professional may also ask you to keep a diary of your symptoms. The diary may include listing what you were doing just before you experienced symptoms, the thoughts you had, your specific physical symptoms, and how long the symptoms last.
The health professional may also want to talk with family members and people close to you about your symptoms.
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