A 54-year-old male asked:
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how do i get rid of stress?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: It depends on what kind of stress you're talking about, and how you're responding. With some kinds of stress, it's best to go directly to a psychologist or psychiatrist for help. On your own, you can try mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, tai chi, aerobic exercise, etc. There are meditation courses all over the nation. Check here for some: http://tinyurl.Com/cdfpxkc.
Answered on Feb 7, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I agree w Dr. Pappas: If you have a particular stressor then you need to deal w it. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga or exercise program.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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