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A 17-year-old female asked:

im really concerned about my anxiety. i feel like something bad is going to happen and i also feel like the whole world is against me? what do i do?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't suffer - get: Help ! start w a med eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care.

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The list is too long but some common causes includes financial hardship, marriage problems, infidelity, not expressing your true feeling, preparing for an exam, having an underlying phobia, previous traumatic events.
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