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Face their fears: Do not allow the child to "successfully" avoid school or other activities, it makes the problem worse. Reassure the child you are confident he or she has "what it takes" to rise o the challenge. Don't belittle the child ir the problem. Often, there is also an adult involved who also has issues with the child separating. Consider getting professional help from a therapist. ...Read more
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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Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress:
talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more
Consult outside work: The best solution is to obtain a consultation (outside of work) with a psychotherapist who specializes in work related anxiety and stress. This affords you the privacy to explore openly the work related anxiety, gain insight and develop an appropriate way to cope with the work issue. The solution can be very different from how you deal with anxiety in your personal life.. ...Read more
Build coping skills: Once you have seen a physician and ruled out medical conditions that may cause anxiety, you might want to see a behavioral or c.B. Therapist for coping skills development. Anxiety is unpleasure coupled with anticipation of a loss of some kind. To understand it and overcome it, see a psychodynamic therapist. For self help, try a anxiety workbook, physical exercise, and a self-help group. ...Read more
Workplace anxiety: First, explore what you're anxious about -- is it the work itself, the people you work with, or something you're being asked to do that you feel uncomfortable with, etc? Talk this over with someone you trust -- could even be a counselor. Develop possible solutions. Make sure you take care of yourself well in non-work hours too -- healthy eating, exercise, rest, etc. More resilience that way. ...Read more
Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is an excellent method to deal with anxiety. Alternative medicine also offers many options. Have you tried qi gong? Tai chi? Acupuncture? Acupressure? Homeopathy? Meditation? Yoga? Exercise program? Breathing exercises? Progressive muscle relaxation? Take good care of you. ...Read more
How severe is it: It depends on how severe and debilitating your anxiety is. If your symptoms are more mild, you might feel some relief with establishment of a mindfulness, meditation, or yoga practice along with a good regimen of daily exercise and dietary structure. If your symptoms are severe enough to cause significant impairment in your work and social life though, you should seek professional consultation. ...Read more
Fix anxiety sources: Reduce stress, improve relations, prioritize, decrease demands, exercise, decrease caffeine/alcohol; pay attention to dietary selections, have a healthy sex life, stimulate your mind intellectually and where necessary, medications. The drugs of choice? Serotinergic antidepressants (short term use or breakthrough symptoms), benzo diazepines (selectively). Attempt Buspar (buspirone) or low dose b-blockers helpful. ...Read more
One way is too...: ... Fully engage in what you are doing. If you focus intensely on the task at hand, then extraneous sources of stress and longer term concerns will not affect you as much. Of course, you may need treatment (meds, counseling, spiritual inspiration) to fully overcome disabling stress, but the best first step is to compartmentalize your other challenges so you can deal with the task at hand. ...Read more
See a therapist:
Anxiety should be monitored by a psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist. Meditation and yoga are two ways I have found helpful to deal with anxiety. Keeping a diary of when you feel anxious and what symptoms/signs of anxiety you experience may also be helpful to prepare you for future situations.
St. John's wart is available over the counter but not highly recommended. ...Read more
How to I cope with anxiety disorder? I have a severe case of anxiety and it's preventing me from enjoying life. I am 24.
See below: Address medication with your prescribing physician. Also, are you doing any anxiety management techniques -- deep breathing, relaxation to supplement your medication? Keep a diary of the events and also find a psychotherapist to help you with anxiety and whatever issues you might want to explore. Good luck! ...Read more
Any natural ways to cope with anxiety? Since baby was born I am constantly paranoid about my health. Already seen dr. I just want to stop worrying.
Need more specifics: I'd 1st want 2know more, like: when r u having these thoughts? Is frightening thought related 2 ur health just popping into ur head ; getting stuck? What r some examples of the what-if-this-bad -thing-happens thoughts? Is there anything u do that helps u calm down when u r having 1 of these thoughts? >to get help targeted 2ur specific experiences consider getting a formal diagnostic assessment. ...Read more
Panic attacks: Create a fear that one may happen at any time, thus the person shrinks more and more from social interaction. The fight flight freeze response gets triggered too easily. Herbert Benson's book "The Relaxation Response" provides a helpful technique to cope w/this. A clinical psychologist can help re-train your hair trigger response. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No "best" medication: People respond to medicine differently. Prozac may work for one person's depression but not anothers. Ssri's (i.e. Zoloft, (sertraline) celexa, lexapro) are a common family of medications that help with both issues. It may take time to find the right medicine that both works and is tolerated well. If one does not work, do not give up hope as a different family of medication could then be tried. ...Read more
Mindfulness: Meditation, yoga, tai chi, relaxing music, being out in nature or just taking walks can be ways of dealing with minor anxiety. More serious anxiety, including true ocd can take professional therapy. Seek a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Exposure based treatments are very effective for many anxiety disorders. ...Read more
What are some techniques to cope with anxiety? My parents don't want me on medication but I shake constantly and I worry about every single thing I do
General Anxiety: If you are medically cleared for any physical disorder, I would suggest trying some cognitive/behavioral therapy. Medication is not always necessary and you could be taught techniques to control your thinking and physical reactions. By the way, the worst thing you could be doing is panicking about the anxiety- this always makes things worse. ...Read more
Seek out a therapist: It's very likely that your university has a counseling center where you can receive therapy for free as part of your tuition. Meeting with a mental health professional to learn better coping skills is usually what is most helpful in dealing with depression and anxiety. If your school does not offer free counseling services, you can probably find a therapist through your health insurance. ...Read more
Can alprazolam be taken only when inability to cope with anxiety / panic attacks physical symptoms occur?
Anxiety: Yes. It can be taken on an as needed basis; however, in order for the medication to actually block the occurrence of panic attacks it would need to be taken routinely. Since it is habit-forming and you can become physically dependent on it, this should be avoided and other medication options pursued. In general, by the time the medication begins to work, the actual panic attack has passed. ...Read more
Needing some good advice. Having fibro, OCD from pts, social phobia and anxiety, how do I cope with work beeing HS teacher and hyper sensible person?
As above: U have multiple symptoms and u may benefit from seeing a psychotherapist. ...Read more
Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more