Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:
I would like to find a way to manage my anxiety and depression is there any kind of medication that can treat both at the same time my anxiety is really effecting my day to day life. and what are some other coping strategies for this because my lifestyle is so busy i do not have a lot of time to sit and focus on me. anxiety and depression?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No time for selfcare: It doesn't sound like you want to put much effort into taking care of your anxiety and depression. Just taking a medication (yes there are meds that treat both anxiety and depression) without non-pharmacological approaches - is like putting your toe in a tub of water and saying you took a bath.
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Dr. Bernard Seifanswered
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Anxiety/Depression: In addition to Dr. Fowler's excellent comments, please consider a course of psychotherapy. It takes work to get better but is worth it. Lifestyle changes, difficult as they are to make sometimes, can also be key. There are many types of therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy is one. A good relationship w/the provider is foundational. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgradanswered
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
Routine down time: Getting healthy food.Having a regular schedule for Sleeping, eating and exercise. Working on gratefulness, and identify what your motivation is , what you care about consider a counselor to help work more specifically on what is getting in your way and facilitate active progress. PCP medical eval to begin
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Last updated Jul 19, 2020
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