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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can anxiety be cured?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Yes. Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds.
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes, it is treatable: It may be more helpful to think of "anxiety" as the psychological equivalent of fever-- a nonspecific response to a wide range of possible underlying difficulties. The suggestions of the other doctors will likely help, but if the anxiety persists or is severe enough to cause problems, see a good psychologist to get to the bottom of it and treat the cause, not just the symptom. It can be treated.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What cures anxiety?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
See below: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming.
Sweden
A 25-year-old female asked:

How do I cure my anxiety?

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Dr. David Kennedy
Pediatrics 27 years experience
None: finding out what is making you anxious is the first step. I would discuss your anxiety with a therapist. If your anxiety is affecting your life style in a significant way, the psychiatrist may prescribe anti-anxiety medication. Screening lab work for thyroid studies and complete blood count would be helpful. techniques like meditation, yoga or deep breathing may decrease your anxiety.
Springfield, MO
A 26-year-old male asked:

What can you do to cure anxiety and help it?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
You have anxiety... : ... And need to be evaluated and treated with therapy alone or combined with medication. Talk to your family md or a psychiatrist. Anxiety is the commonest psychiatric disorder and very treatable.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can anxiety be naturally cured?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Mindfulness: Reading on "mindfulness" is an effective way to treat anxiety without medications.

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