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A 38-year-old member asked:

i really want to get rid of anxiety with out taking pills?

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Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology 34 years experience
Structured CBT: If you want to avoid medication, you need a psychologist who specializes in providing structured cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders. I have my patients audiotape sessions and complete homework assignments designed to teach them how to understand and control their anxiety.

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How to get rid of anxiety?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Many many ways: While it's impossible to live completely anxiety-free, there are many ways to decrease it. Physical: exercise, yoga, breathing exercises, biofeedback. Mental: relaxation tapes, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation. Social: support from friends/family, recreation, vacation. If you know why you're anxious, tackling the cause pro-actively can be very helpful.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of neurotic thoughts?

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Visit a psychiatrist: The first thing you should do is visit a psychiatrist so they can appropriately diagnose you. There are many psych disorders that can present with "neurotic thoughts" like generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc. For some of these disorders, medications may work but for others, psychological interventions may work more effectively.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent neurotic episodes?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Understanding self: I'm thinking "neurotic episodes" means exacerbation of outer symptoms from inner conflict? One way to help ourselves with these is through the kind of self-understanding and self-compassion that develops with good, depth-oriented psychotherapy. We can learn to be more ourselves, thus less likely to discharge our unexpressed stuff through defensive behavior. Life gets smoother, more fulfilling.
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How can I get rid of anxiety in public situations?

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Propranolol : Helps greatly.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Psychotherapy to understand the roots of this anxiety, and to overcome it, would be a good addition. That way, the person is not solely dependent on a medication to get him or her through an anxiety-provoking situation.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is a good medicine to get rid of anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Many: There are many medicines that can help anxiety -- but finding the best one for a particular person depends on what the problem is. There are multiple kinds of anxiety problems someone might have. For some of these, ssri antidepressants might be helpful; also some benzodiazepines. The latter might be exactly wrong for some people. It's best to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation first.

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