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A 22-year-old female asked:

I take zoloft (sertraline) for gad/ocd & major depression. but i really need more anxiety relief and don't want to have to increase my ssri do i suggest a change?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Try non-med approach: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per 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. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active.

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Last updated May 2, 2015

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