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Do i need to go to a doctor for anxiety?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Managing 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.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should i go to the doctor for help with anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If it is causing : You significant problems - then yes.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How quickly should I go to the doctor about my anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: If it is negatively impacting your quality of life - don't put it off. If it is so severe that it prevents you from full function - try to be seen asap. If it is minor - might what to try self- help first. Med eval may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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of 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 & meditation. Take care.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to go to the doctor with my horrible anxiety?

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Make an apt: over the phone. Ask someone you trust to go with you since youre scared. The doctor psychiatrist or psychologist will ask questions and take a thorough history so they can understand what to recommend: medicine, therapy, support groups, exercise, coping skills etc. I hope this helps. Dont give up, there are so many doctors, one will be a great fit for you. Your health / happiness is worth it.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Need doctor's help! i might have an anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of 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 ; meditation. Take care.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Which type of doctor do you go to if you think you have anxiety/an anxiety disorder?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Options: A psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist would be good choices.

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