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Can terrible anxiety and depression cause weight loss? I've lost around 4-5 kilos (91->86/87) been constantlz under anxiety for 2 months. fear cancer.

Can terrible anxiety and depression cause weight loss? I've lost around 4-5 kilos (91->86/87) been constantlz under anxiety for 2 months. fear cancer.

Absolutely: Both anxiety and depression can lead to rapid weight loss as a result of fear, preoccupation, and loss of appetite. However, you can never be certain about this until you visit you primary care doc and talk about your concerns. Be sure to mention any physical issues that may be leading you to fear cancer besides your weight loss. Go soon. Good luck. ...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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Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Life style change: Regular meals, enough rest, sport, hobbies such as music, self help books , are some of the ways. ...Read more

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32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events? Hate living in constant fear.

32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events?  Hate living in constant fear.

Step 1 & step 2: Step 1--see a cardiologist to confirm absence of cardiac issues. If none are found--step 2. See a psychiatrist why you are so phobic or fixated on your emotional state. ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety, panic naturally?

How to treat anxiety, panic naturally?

Anxiety: Aerobic exercise is a natural anxiety reducer, also try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website, full of case histories, articles, exercises and video't to reduce tension and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Howcan I prevent anxiety attacks in school?

Howcan I prevent anxiety attacks in school?

Treatment: Both psychotherapy and medication can help. Finding a psychiatrist will be a good next step. ...Read more

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How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?

How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Severe health anxiety, tried cbt, diazepam, propanolol. Nothing helping its destroying my life these constant thoughts. I have 2 young kids to care fo?

Severe health anxiety, tried cbt, diazepam, propanolol. Nothing helping its destroying my life these constant thoughts. I have 2 young kids to care fo?

Need more specifics: Since "health anxiety" isn't a formal diagnosis, i wonder if u got a formal assessment ; if u were diagnosed w/ocd. Did cbt therapist use exposure ; response prevention- a type of cbt effective 4 treating ocd? Suggest finding clinical psychologist thru ocfoundation.Org - someone w/expertise in erp. Yes, can imagine your "health anxiety" becoming all-consuming. Check out: http://bit.Ly/pj1q7t. ...Read more

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How can depression anxiety stress and panic attacksmake people feel?

There is some: Overlap between these four but they are different a well. Panic attacks make you feel like your heart is racing and you can't breath. When severe you feel like you might die from suffocation. ...Read more

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How can I medicate anxiety naturally?

How can I medicate anxiety naturally?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

Are there natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

Exercise: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for depression but still suffer from ptsd bipolar 2 psychosis anxiety sleep problems racing thoughts agitation what meds could help me?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for depression but still suffer from ptsd bipolar 2 psychosis anxiety sleep problems racing thoughts agitation what meds could help me?

Several to consider: If you have a bipolar type of depression, then using a 'mood stabilizer' would be the first choice, not an antidepressant. Ask your md which ones would be possible with you. ...Read more

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Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Well, we can't: treat you via this portion of Health Tap. But we can try to help point you in the right direction. Are you working with a therapist? If not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. See that you have depression and anxiety - are you on any psychotropic medications? If not, your provider can assess to see if that would be helpful. Don't lose hope - help is around the corner. ...Read more

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How cano one overcome panic attacks and hypochondria?

How cano one overcome panic attacks and hypochondria?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy may be a good fit for both these problems. Recommend psychiatric eval to determine if there are underlying medical issues, diagnoses are accurate ; for possible psychiatric medications. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, . ...Read more

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Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

2: Valerian root and magnesium both appear to have a calming effect. There are others. For full information contact a n.D. ...Read more

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Seasonal affective disorder AND I suffer anxiety(Believe anxiety comes from having MG and fear)BUT How can I deal with BOTH??

Seasonal affective disorder AND I suffer anxiety(Believe anxiety comes from having MG and fear)BUT How can I deal with BOTH??

The good news is: there is effective treatment for both, and you would be surprised how many people suffer with the same problems. First and foremost, make sure you are taking plenty of vitamin D. If your levels have never been checked, now is a good time. You need about 2000 IU year round daily. Next, there are SSRI & SNRI medications that are efective for both SAD and anxiety. Celexa, Zoloft &others.See your doc. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Can anyone suggest natural remedies for combating depression and anxiety?

Options: Natural remedies for depression and anxiety include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.E 5 htp, same and st john's wort), support groups and journaling. Limit caffeine as it can raise anxiety levels. Chamomile tea can help de-stress. For severe symptoms a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more