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A 22-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing feeling anxious that gets worse with psychological stress, that is unaffected by caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), personality changes, lack of motivation, fatigue, decreased energy level, hopelessness, sadness, feeling depre

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get eval.: 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.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
ANXIETY/DEPRESSION: 1st have a physical exam to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions. With psychotherapy you can change & find better coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and with Depression that makes it hard to cope with stress. Medication can be helpful prescribed by a Psychiatrist.

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