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Laurel, MD
A 35-year-old female asked:

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?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
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.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
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.
Mar 19, 2012
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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