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A 51-year-old female asked:

i'm on depression anxiety panic disorder med for a year now, been through 6 meds & counseling meds don't wk, i'm tried of going though this everyday?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What do you do to: augment your treatments? There are a number of ways to address anxiety/depression: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation.

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