U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 49-year-old member asked:

Advice on ways to help deal with anxiety?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephanie Craig
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
First try relaxation: Relaxation techniques, meditation, deep breathing, learning to stop negative thoughts are first-line do-it-yourself helpful approaches. You may need help learning these from a therapist, or a chance to talk about what is causing it. There are anti-anxiety medicines that can help, but usually best when paired with talking and/or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends ; stay active. Consider psychiatric eval if these are enough.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 47-year-old member asked:

Advice on how to deal with anxiety help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Read all about it...: My patients like the book "when panic attacks" by david burns md. I find when one has a better understanding of where anxiety comes from, one is better able to manage it. You should be able to get it at your local library or find it on line. (i have no monetary interest in dr. Burns' books.) good cognitive-behavioral therapists can also guide you through this problem in a relatively short time.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What are good ways to deal with anxiety?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 28 years experience
How severe : Sometimes it really depends on the level of anxiety you're experiencing. Not all anxiety needs to be treated. Some anxiety could be a normal response to a life situation or other. Some mild to moderate forms of anxiety might respond well to yoga or breathing exercises. More severe forms may respond to therapy whether it is psychodynamic or cbt. And then of course there are medications that we use.

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Nov 25, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.