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what can i do to calm myself from my anxiety?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Calming routine: You might benefit from making a list of all the reasons for your anxiety. Put together a to-do list earlier in the day--not close to bedtime. Then, allow yourself to be "off-duty" in the evening. Take a refreshing and relaxing walk to enjoy looking around your world a bit. Then, try this: http://mentalhealth.About.Com/cs/stressmanagement/a/relresp.Htm good sleep hygiene can also help.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Learn How: You have a plethora of options. Learning biofeedback, tai chi, deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation & meditation are great. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Pyschoeducation, qi gong, exercise, acupuncture & yoga are other approaches. Sometimes psychiatric medications are indicated.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Anxiety: Learn to perceive as accurately as possible as anxiety is often produced by misperceptions, use the free anti anxiety app for daily support, full of stories of people who have conquered their anxiety along with articles and video's to guide you in the process. Best.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

How do I calm my anxiety naturally?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Find out why: Anxiety can be caused by many things, and the key is to find out which ones are the triggers. Simple meditation can help, and counseling might be of benefit. Nutritional problems can be a cause, so an evaluation can be of help to determine any disruptions. Neurotransmitter therapy using the neuroresearch protocol is very effective. A simple otc agent is l-theanine, which causes no drowsiness.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can help calm me down and help me think positively during anxiety?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Learn relaxation: Techniques or hypnosis. Contact a psychologist to learn them. Psychologists can help you work on thinking positively as well. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do to calm my anxiety down at school?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Find a therapist: Find a therapist who can teach you some relaxation techniques and do progressive desensitization (behavior modification technique) to overcome test anxiety. It is a fairly simple procedure that will only take a few sessions and make a world of difference.
A 46-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How to calm my anxiety around girls?

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Depends on what: the anxiety is about. Are they now Teens and you have concerns? Or are you anxious with all things? Go to a counselor and find out your pattern and diagnosis. They can best suggest treatment solutions like therapy and/or medicine. good luck.

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