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Can you give me advice with my anxiety and how to calm myself?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
To calm yourself:: Find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable.

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