A 35-year-old member asked:
im 16 and have bad anxiety , i don't want to go on medication , how can i get rid of it or atleast make it better ?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Many ways: Start w breathing exercises. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. It is sometimes caused by medical problems. Cognitive.
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Teen Self-Help Site: One of most helpful things u can do is learn about the physiology of anxiety -the chain of events that occur when ur brain senses danger (even if there's actually no real danger present) & then starts preparing u 2 fight, 2 flee or 2 freeze. Also helps 2 understand the mind games anxiety likes 2 play. Here's site designed 2 teach teens about anxiety & how 2 manage it: http://youth.Anxietybc.Com.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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