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What is the best way to help a child with severe separation anxiety cope with their day?

What is the best way to help a child with severe separation anxiety cope with their day?

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

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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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How to cope with anxiety?

How to cope with anxiety?

Do you have an: 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

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How to effectively cope up anxiety?

How to effectively cope up anxiety?

Mindfulness: Try reading on mindfulness. It is an amazing way to get rid of anxiety without medication. ...Read more

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What are good ways to cope with anxiety?

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Anxiety: Relaxation, deep breathing, physical activity, life-style changes, yoga, meditation, tai chi, counseling for support. ...Read more

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How best to cope with anxiety when at work?

How best to cope with anxiety when at work?

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

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How do I cope with anxiety with out medication?

How do I cope with anxiety with out medication?

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

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I'm wondering how to cope with anxiety in the workplace?

I'm wondering how to cope with anxiety in the workplace?

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

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Can you tell me, are some therapeutic methods to avoid/cope with anxiety?

Can you tell me, are some therapeutic methods to avoid/cope with anxiety?

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

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How to cope with anxiety over going to school?

School anxiety: Consider options like cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy to help with your school related anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with anxiety and stress?

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

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If tou have stress and anxiety, how do you cope?

Options: Exercise is a great way to help cope with anxiety. Limiting sugar and caffeine intake can also be of benefit. Other options are acupuncture, chamomile tea to help de-stress, journaling may help identify potential triggers of the anxiety and cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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How could I cope with anxiety over going to school?

Are you in college?: If yes, then try seeing a therapist at your campus clinic. If you are in high school or lower, then recommend letting your parent's know so that they address this with you. (age listed is not always the age of the person who writes in). ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to cope with anxiety disorder?

Coping with anxiety: The best thing to do is to learn simple relaxation skills which can be applied daily, and/or check out mindfulness exercises. Exercise helps also. Also, have a discuss with your cotor to see if there might be a medical disorder under the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I cope with anxiety over going to school?

Are you in college?: If yes, then you might want to check out your campus counseling center. It can be an adjustment when starting college - especially if you are homesick. Get active in campus activities too. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I cope with anxiety & nervousness at my first corporate interview?

How do I cope with anxiety & nervousness at my first corporate interview?

Drugs: We prescribe combination os Xanax (alprazolam) & Inderal 1-2 hrs before--4 non medical help role playing practice toastmasters etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cope with anxiety if you are going through perimenopause?

What is the best way to cope with anxiety if you are going through perimenopause?

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

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How can I cope with anxiety and phobia?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is an actual approach to both anxiety and phobias. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with anxiety when at school/work?

What can I do to cope with anxiety when at school/work?

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

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How to cope with anxiety? Are there any supplements at market?

How to cope with anxiety? Are there any supplements at market?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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How to cope with anxiety/panic attacks with out medication?

How to cope with anxiety/panic attacks with out medication?

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

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What are good relaxation methods or way to cope with anxiety and ocd?

What are good relaxation methods or way to cope with anxiety and ocd?

Exercise such as: Tai chi or yoga, deep breathing techniques, socializing with friends all can help. ...Read more

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What medications are the best to help cope with anxiety and depression?

What medications are the best to help cope with anxiety and depression?

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

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Can you please recommend some effective relaxation methods or way to cope with anxiety and ocd?

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

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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

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

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How can I cope with anxiety and depression in a college setting?

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

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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

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How can I cope with intense anxiety?

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

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