A 35-year-old female asked:
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seeing a doc for cbt for 5 mths, biwkly.still haven't been given tools on what i need to do formy anxiety. should it take this long just to get started?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
No...: All experience signs of anxiety--that's part of living. Abnormal degrees interfere with what we do, paralyze activities. Anxiety be part of generalized anxiety disorder, of a personality, OCD or other disorder. Bottom line: a definitive diagnosis should have been made already; u r not better after 40 sessions of cognitive behavior therapy. Suggest consult with psychiatrist (md), medication needed.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Agree with Dr. Kurzweil. Also be sure you have basic physical examinations and workup by your GP to rule out disorders like thyroid problems or hormone problems etc. before seeing more specialists.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Do the homework: U can buy feelings good handbook and do the homework and discuss it with u therapist upon follow up. I did found out that among my patients who did this did show alot of improvement.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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