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Anxiety And Panic Attacks Treatment
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
Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
CBT or Meds: Although medications (ssris, benzodiazepines such as xanax, (alprazolam) and non-benzos such as bus par) are effective for many people, cognitive-behavioral therapy is also an extremely effective approach. Cbt teaches you the ways in which your thoughts about physiological sensations (and situations), influence your feelings, and behaviors. A key component is exposure to these sensations, thoughts, events. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?
Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression, Anxiety: Depression Symptoms: Feeling very sad Hopelessness Suicidal ideations Worthlessness loss of weight Poor sleep Low energy and motivation Anxiety: •Excessive worrying •Difficulty in concentration •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Fatigue Panic : •Sense of impending doom or danger •Fear of heart attack •Fear of going crazy See a Psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Question to vague: If you are looking for symptoms that can differentiate the two disorders i suggest going on epocrates or webmd which will help. Their is not enough space to fully answer this question here. Both can be stand alone diagnoses or part of some larger diagnosis. I would suggest seeing your family dr. And go over the symptoms. Their are many rating scales that can be found on the web. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anx yes, panic no: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, and like others in this category, has a calming and sedating effect, usually mild in the usual doses given. Thus, it is a safe and non-addictive option to treat anxiety. Panic attacks are a different thing: sudden, intense, often not triggered by anything obvious. Atarax probably won't help with panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnose cause first: Anxiety and racing thoughts can be psychological or physical in origin. The symptoms could be part of hyperthyroidism or other medical issues. If you have no history of anxiety or depression, include your primary care physician in the evaluation to rule out medical causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically the same: The dsm (manuel used to diagnose psychiatric illnesses) uses the word panic attack to describe the acute (sudden) onset of extreme anxiety 'out of the blue'. It is part of the diagnosis of panic disorder. Anxiety attack would be a more general word used in conversation. Of note there is also a diagnosis called "generalized anxiety disorder" which describes low grade, daily worry and anxiety. ...Read more
Progesterone/Panic: In susceptible individuals, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety/depression: Anxiety attacks: avoid provocative stimulants - situations such as crowed room arguments, avoid intake of stimulants, engage in calming activities such as yoga are some examples of non drug therapy. Depression attacks: avoid being alone stay active, enroll in group activities with positive energy. The next route is prescription drug therapy with a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?
Bodily reaction: Your may be responding in an exaggerated manner, but most people have a somewhat negative reaction to obnoxious bass sounds when they're wanting to sleep. Our bodies respond with a sympathetic nervous system reaction, which includes rapid heart beat and anxiety. Sleep in a quiet room or try earplugs. ...Read more
Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?
Also try relaxation: I understand you must be very worried about your mood changes. It would be more likely the baby might suffer more with some medications. So, you have made a good decision. I would advise to try some Cognitive Behavio Therapy, with emphasis on learning how to relax and positive thinking. The welcoming of your child should be a great motivation to to give up. I am glad you agreed to be in therapy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will Lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?
Anxiety /depression: Many times anxiety and depression are experienced together. Lexapro (escitalopram) may be effective to reduce both if given in adequate dose and for at least 4 weeks, which is what it takes to produce full effect. In some cases can take 8 weeks. Also work with a therapist to see what are the factors involved in the anxiety attacks and how to modify your behavior to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behavioral therapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on correcting distorted thinking and also concentrates on perceiving accurately. Anxiety is mostly produced by misperceptions of situations and interactions. This method would help you think realistically rather than according to old biases about yourself and others. Also try using the anti anxiety app on your phone. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I may have to go to hospital for physical therapy and I have anxiety just thinking about going & having severe panic attacks non stop while there. ?
Anxiety is worrying: about something that may or may not happen. See a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & a psychiatrist for at least short-term adjunctive medications. If you take benzodiazepines, have someone drive you to & from physical therapy. Tell the PT about your Panic Disorder. You won't be the first patient with it that he or she has treated. PT is to help you, but it can be uncomfortable. ...Read more
What if talk therapy doesn't help reduce anxiety/panic attacks? Had medical event, now feels like ptsd, anxiety is ongoing, crying alot
Treatment options.: I agree w dr. Krauser. The "go to" class of meds is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's). It is important to be able to get control over your anxiety & panic - otherwise it will have control over you. Psychotherapy can be very effective. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often used for these problems. Learning deep breathing exercises is essential. Progressive muscle relaxation works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast May Not Last!: #1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommend: Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic Without Fear: You can teach yourself to manage them. Learn about panic. For education & self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help you learn skills to overcome panic & anxiety. Important: see your pcp for physical workup to rule out any medical problems causing your attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for panic disorder and usually consists of 6 to 12 sessions with a psychologist. Mindfulness therapy and deep breathing/relaxation exercises are helpful for many people but less supported by experimental evidence. Aromatherapy (using a familiar, relaxing scent such as lavender) to calm a developing panic attack is promising and growing in popularity also ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would best be prescribed for long term social phobias and panic attacks and depression as treatment?
Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).
Indirectly: Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms, including irritability, depression, poor sleep, loss of vitality, to name a few. All of these can contribute to underlining anxiety. In this way, low testosterone can contribute to and or influence the development of panic attack. It's an indirect contribution rather than a direct cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
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