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A 48-year-old member asked:

Where can i get help for my anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Depends: Like anything else, anxiety comes at different levels of severity. If your anxiety is mild or is specific to a situation (like a fear of flying), a brief dose of psychotherapy with a social worker is enough. If it is more general or not as mild, you may want to see a psychologist who is more trained or your general doctor for medication. If it is really impairing you may want to see a psychiatrist.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Start: With your family doctor. Medical issues can cause anxiety. If you are medically cleared, make an appointment with a board certified psychiatrist who can recommend a treatment plan for you, which may include therapy and/or medications.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Anxiety Treatment: I commend you for wanting to improve your Emotional Health! Resources: 1. Your family Physician 2. Psychiatrist in private practice 3. Psychiatrist in an outpatient medical Clinic 4. Psychologist in private practice Take the initiative by making telephone call and following through.

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What can be done to go about getting help for anxiety disorder?

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Overwhelming thought: Too many thoughts that are unprocessed that occur too quickly without keeping a running inventory over things the patient does and does not have control over.
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Where can I find help for an anxiety disorder?

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Dr. or Counseler: A psychiatrist would be a good resource, because he or she would be able to prescribe medication to help you, plus work with you in therapy to help improve or resolve the anxiety disorder. Another option is to meet with a mental health counselor for the therapy portion of treatment, and work with your family physician or internist to get medication to assist you as you work through the problem.
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What can I do that will help me with my anxiety disorder?

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Options: Options are therapy and medicine. Some people also learn to cope on their own. Lifestyle changes can help as well. Decrease stress and caffeine are examples.
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Can you tell me how I could get help with my anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Start w med eval.: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs 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 or meditation. Take care.
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What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Avoid avoidance: One of the keys to preventing an anxiety disorder from worsening is to avoid avoiding what increases your anxiety. Exposure to the anxiety provoking situation or thing will actually improve your ability to deal with it. If you cannot do this on your own, seek help from a trained cognitive behavioral therapist.

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