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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Get to a: Psychiatrist now! you do not have to live that way! you can be happy. Do it now!

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience clinical Psychology
Meds and therapy: Panic attacks occur when our brain believes we are in danger, and engages the fight or flight response. The good news is that panic attacks are usual ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
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29 years experience Geriatrics
Wrong med: While Ativan (lorazepam) can be used in short term to treat anxiety, it is highly addicting. Worse, it can aggravate & in some cases, cause depres ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Don't avoid: Social anxiety disorder (now called " social phobia") can be treated with therapy, sometimes supplemented with medication. People with a phobia avoid ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not un-treatable: Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know. But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Imaging causing Qs: Psychiatric diagnoses aren't made by imaging tests such as SPECT. Please discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test and with your psyc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
As a matter of fact: (my opinion only) EXERCISE properly SUPERVISED is the best TREATMENT for your condition! A well conditioned heart slows its rate! Exercise also decre ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Psychotherapy first: Usually, initial treatment is with psychotherapy or "talk therapy". If symptoms are very severe or disabling, medications may be used initially, or la ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Depending on the type of anxiety; behavior modification, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, relaxation training, medications if neces ... Read More
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