A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have anxiety will hypnosis help calm my anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Hypnosis: If you're willing, hypnosis with a well-trained hypnotist can help you with anxiety. You can learn how to hypnotize yourself also. Qualified hypnotists can be found through the american society for clinical hypnosis: http://www.Asch.Net/public/memberreferralsearch/tabid/182/default.Aspx also you can learn mindfulness based stress reduction: http://www.Umassmed.Edu/content.Aspx?Id=41254.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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Dr. Anna Guarna
34 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it can: See a certified hypnotherapist. They can help with stress modification and help with some of the triggers of your anxiety. If you're on anti-anxiety medication, see a psychiatrist who also uses hypnosis.
Answered on Sep 12, 2014
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I agree with dr. Pamela, but i think it is easier to do cognitive behavioral therapy and learn to identify u negative thoughts and learn to change them.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Delight Thompson
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Resources: Additional resources to help you manage anxiety and evaluate symptoms: Free Smart Phone Apps: 1) MyCalmBeat, 2) StressCheck, 3) TacticalBreather (actually increases energy not relaxation), 4) LifeArmor, 5) Breathe2Relax, 6) BioZen, 7) BinauralBeats therapy, 8) Instant Heart Rate.
Answered on Oct 17, 2014

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Dr. Daniel Szekely
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Possibly: Anxiety is complicated, and treatment that helps you overcome anxiety is worth pursuing!
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Multiple sessions: Hypnosis is especially helpful when combined with talk therapy. Your progress can be tracked, you have ongoing support, and anything new coming up can ... Read More
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So glad U r better: Sounds like your session went very well, and you're very good at working with hypnosis. That means you can continue to improve. Many people enjoy hav ... Read More
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