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Your Repetitively Counting May Also be Known as:
Counting obsessively
Obsessively counting
Repeatedly counting

Top 6 Repetitively Counting Causes

  1. 1.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who can diagnose you by interview. Most people get better with treatment. Therapy can show you how to recognize and change your thinking patterns before they lead to panic. Medication may be beneficial.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue.

    Fibromyalgia is treated symptomatically. Medication, therapy, and stress reduction may reduce symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, trouble sleeping, depressed mood, headache
    Symptoms that always occur with fibromyalgia:
    hidden: arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Other Specified Anxiety Disorder

    Other specified anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder that does not fit into a more defined disorder like generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder.

    You should speak with your physician about your symptoms. It is likely a referral to a mental health professional will be made. Behavioral modifications and medication can be greatly beneficial.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, anxiety attack
    Symptoms that always occur with other specified anxiety disorder:
    anxiety
    Symptoms that never occur with other specified anxiety disorder:
    anxiety when doing something in front of a group, anxiety from a specific situation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Depression

    Depression is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life on more days than not. These symptoms interfere with daily life, work, and friendships.

    Contact your primary care physician to assess how urgent you should plan a visit to further discuss your symptoms. It is likely a referral to a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health professional will be given. Treatment may include counseling, lifestyle changes, and medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, anxiety, irritability, headache
    Symptoms that always occur with depression:
    depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Normal Amount of Anxiety

    You are suffering from a normal level of anxiety.

    You do not need treatment. Your anxiety looks like a variation of normal. If you begin to experience anxiety on most days, for more than a few weeks, you should make an appointment with a doctor.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, trouble sleeping, mild anxiety
    Symptoms that always occur with normal amount of anxiety:
    anxiety
    Symptoms that never occur with normal amount of anxiety:
    worsening anxiety, severe anxiety, thoughts of suicide
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.Acute Stress Disorder

    Acute stress disorder describes changes in one's mood or memory for less than a month following an emotional or traumatic event.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who can do a thorough assessment and refer you to a psychiatrist if necessary. Treatment is mostly through counseling.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with acute stress disorder:
    impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Repetitively Counting

  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric issue, such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorder?
  • Q.A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense fear combined with other symptoms that peaks quickly and then is over within minutes. Have you ever experienced a panic attack?

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Repetitively Counting Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced repetitively counting have also experienced:

    • 33% Repetitively Checking to See If Things Are Turned Off
    • 33% Repetitive Patterns of Behavior
    • 16% Repetitively Organizing and Arranging Personal Possessions
  • People who have experienced repetitively counting had symptoms persist for:

    • 53% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced repetitively counting were most often matched with:

    • 50% Panic Disorder
    • 33% Fibromyalgia
    • 16% Other Specified Anxiety Disorder

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