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Can meditation music lower stress, anxiety and the symptoms of depression?

Can meditation music lower stress, anxiety and the symptoms of depression?

Yes: Meditation is a great way to de-stress and cope with our chaotic lives. Exercise is also a great way to cope with stress. Find a type of exercise that you enjoy, so the exercise itself doesn't become a chore. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

"cure"?: Acupuncture is exceptionally helpful for the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, that does not mean that it would necessarily "cure" the condition. ...Read more

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Could medicine help with anxiety and depression?

Could medicine help with anxiety and depression?

Pharmacotherapy: Can be very beneficial for anxiety ; depression. But, i would encourage you to also get involved in non - medication treatments. Start with your physician or a psychiatrist to determine if there are any medical conditions contributing to your symptoms. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is important. ...Read more

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Help with anxiety depression and insomnia?

Help with anxiety depression and insomnia?

Need more info: i would need to know more about your symptoms, if you are on medication, if you are in therapy.... ...Read more

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Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Natural drugs: Herbs can be of use in depression and anxiety however like any substance carry both risk and benefit. St. Johns wort is the most commonly used herbal treatment for depression. It works similar to the ssri medications and therefore carries some of the same risks. Valerian and other herbs have been used successfully for anxiety but also carry some side effects. Talk w your doc! ...Read more

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Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more

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Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Yes -for many things: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

Yup & Yup: Auricular acupuncture is beneficial for depression (but i would use it as an adjunct to other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications). Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for insomnia. Should be used with excellent sleep hygiene and possibly medications. Take care. ...Read more

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Could melatonin help with depression and anxiety?

Could melatonin help with depression and anxiety?

No: Melatonin does not help with depression and anxiety, but can help with your sleep -- which both depression and anxiety can impact. Also taking too much melatonin can actually disrupt your sleep. http://tinyurl.com/bzyt6ft. ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

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ADHD med's.: Some stimulants of the amphetamine group have been used for depression if other medications are not tolerated, but not for anxiety. Few others such as Clonidine can sometimes be used for anxiety but cause lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can lithium help anxiety and anger?

Can lithium help anxiety and anger?

Bipolar?: Yes if due to bipolar--especially good for irritability & anger in most cases ...Read more

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Can yoga help with anxiety?

Can yoga help with anxiety?

Definitely. Yoga: is one of the best ways to naturally decrease anxiety, but also to increase mindfulness, physical well-being through passive exercise, and a sense of slowing down in a very fast, busy world. Usually, Yoga is also taught with some form of meditation. Knowing what kind of anxiety is also helpful. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Have answered: I have answered this elsewhere but the answer is a very definite yes. There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapies for a wide variety of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is unfortunate that these therapies are not used more often. ...Read more

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Can Xanax alprazolam also help with depression as well as anxiety and panic disorder?

Can Xanax  alprazolam also help with depression as well as anxiety and panic disorder?

Maybe, but danger: Upjohn originally proposed xanax (alprazolam) in the 1970's as an antidepressant, showing effectiveness like tricyclics. The fda only allowed it as an anti-anxiety agent "that doesn't cause depression" [like others do]. It's a benzodiazepine; it may have some antidepressant effects but isn't effective alone. Induces dependency very easily and is hard to get off of. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22786504. ...Read more

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Can i overcome anxiety and depression with therapist?

Can i overcome anxiety and depression with therapist?

Quite often yes.: Cognitive behavioral therapy ; psychotherapy can be very beneficial. Psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated as well. 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). ...Read more

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Can serendyn really work to aliviate anxiety and panic disorder?

Can serendyn really work to aliviate anxiety and panic disorder?

Experimental: Having positive studies on various ingredients in a supplement, is not the same as saying that a supplement combining these ingredients is effective. The site lists positive studies of l theanine, mg, passion flower, and valerian with anxiety. But there aren't any studies of serendyn itself. Still, it could be worth an experiment: your risk. Natural products have to list public disclaimers. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

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Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more