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Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

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 more

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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


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What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

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 more

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What are the best treatment options for anxiety/panic attacks/depression and related issues?

What are the best treatment options for anxiety/panic attacks/depression and related issues?

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

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Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What is behavioural therapy? What kind is done for panic attacks and anxiety?

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 more

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I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

Need to see someone: You should speak with a psychiatrist and then he or she can get you on a regime that may include medication and therapy. This will help you get a better handle on the anxiety. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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What if talk therapy doesn't help reduce anxiety/panic attacks? Had medical event, now feels like ptsd, anxiety is ongoing, crying alot

What if talk therapy doesn't help reduce anxiety/panic attacks? Had medical event, now feels like ptsd, anxiety is ongoing, crying alot

See your Physician: If tx is not addressing acute anxiety sx's, consider seeing your physician for medication to assist in reducing the sx's. This may help your tx and open up insight into your own behavior that keeps the anxiety sx's going. ...Read more

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Number one treatment for anxiety/panic attack?

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 more

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What's the fastest way to cure anxiety or healthiest way I don't have panic attacks though?

What's the fastest way to cure anxiety or healthiest way I don't have panic attacks though?

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 more

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What’s the best therapy/treatment for panic attacks?

What’s the best therapy/treatment for panic attacks?

Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for panic attacks?

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 more

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Panic attacks controlling my life, is there treatment for this?

Panic attacks controlling my life, is there treatment for this?

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 more

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Looking for all natural treatment for panic attacks. Any suggestion on what works best?

Looking for all natural treatment for panic attacks. Any suggestion on what works best?

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 more

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Is there a clear top treatment for panic attacks? What is it?

BEST?: Medication to reduce intensity and frequency combined with psychotherapy that gives you security about things going out of control. ...Read more

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What would best be prescribed for long term social phobias and panic attacks and depression as treatment?

What would best be prescribed for long term social phobias and panic attacks and depression as treatment?

SSRIs/Psychiatrist: You should consult a psychiatrist for your panic attacks, depression and social phobia.You may be prescribed ssri like Paxil (paroxetine) after you have been evaluated with /without psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? (he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet).

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 more

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Panic (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more