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What medications can I get for generalized anxiety disorder?

What medications can I get for generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD Tx: Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used as well. ...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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What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst if they are taken incorrectly. There are pro's and con's to all of them. If you are considering anxiety medication your doctor will take into account your personal history and needs and try to find the one that is best for you. ...Read more

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I am a hypochondriac and also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some days are good and sime are bad. I'm on medication for anxiety. Is it normal?

I am a hypochondriac and also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some days are good and sime are bad. I'm on medication for anxiety. Is it normal?

Anxiety Disorder: There will be good days and bad days. If you want more good days you may need to have your medication adjustedIn addition, therapy can be very helpful to deal with your anxiety ...Read more

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The drs said I have generalized anxiety disorder. I also have high cholesterol....on no medication.?

The drs said I have generalized anxiety disorder. I also have high cholesterol....on no medication.?

GAD: Your high cholesterol level is not likely related to your anxiety disorder. You may or may not need medication for anxiety. Options: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle > ...Read more

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Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?

Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?

Compliance is key...: Agree w/others. Just adding: therapy requires participation and meds only work if taken. So, any effective treatment plan is one you're comfortable enough with to follow. For anxiety severe enough to impede therapy (eg too avoidant/worried to go to sessions, etc.), meds (eg ssri) may help you engage in therapy. Treatment plan can also include what/when to add/change if 1st treatment isn't enough. ...Read more

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I was previously diagnosed with adhd generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia was prescribed medication but no longer see the doctor I need medi?

I was previously diagnosed with adhd generalized anxiety disorder and social phobia was prescribed medication but no longer see the doctor I need medi?

This is curable: I specialize in this type of problem and have 30 years of proven experience with the diagnosis. Tt can be cured and I guarantee my work. It involves a new type of therapy, non-talking. ...Read more

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What are the best natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the best natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

Psychotherapy!: I think of psychotherapy as a natural way... To explore & resolve underlying issues... Find a good psychotherapist, engage in the process wholeheartedly & openly... You might also want to check out this self help tool, tapping/eft (www. Eftuniverse. Com)
wishing you well... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Maybe not ADD: Untreated anxiety can manifest as in attention therefore treating the anxiety with therapy and or medications can lead to improved attentional ability. ...Read more

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Just by success rates I know it varies but what drug has a better success rate or treatment for generalized anxiety disorder xanex XR or klonopin (clonazepam)?

Just by success rates I know it varies but what drug has a better success rate or treatment for generalized anxiety disorder xanex XR or klonopin (clonazepam)?

Neither: These two drugs are sedatives, cousins to each other and do nothing to cure, treat, or prevent anxiety. They are temporary tools for an acute situation. They are not for long term or repetitive use. ...Read more

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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Or generalized anxiety disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. It involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read more

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How do you treat generalized anxiety disorder?

How do you treat generalized anxiety disorder?

The best treatment: For gad is a combination of medications and therapy. ...Read more

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Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Good therapist...: Psychotherapy should be an essential part of your treatment plan. You will get to listen to your emotional self & understand what the anxiety is about & heal/grow/adjust accordingly... U could discuss the potential benefit of meds with ur therapist, but if at all possible & bearable, visit a few times in therapy prior to introducing meds to the mix. U wanna listen to the anxiety before u numb it! ...Read more

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How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

Unwarranted worrying: Generalized anxiety disorder (gad) refers to people who worry about lots and lots of things rather than specific things such as flying or insects. They feel worried, tense, and irritable more often than not beyond what is warranted objectively, with symptoms such as restlessness, poor conentration, and poor sleep. Some physical illnesses can cause gad but typically there is no known cause. ...Read more

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Generalized anxiety disorder, where to get help?

Generalized anxiety disorder, where to get help?

Generalized Anxiety: Disorder. You could be helped with psychotherapy. Contact a mental health clinic, psychiatrist or psychologist in your area. They will help diagnose your issues, decide if medications are needed and develop a treatment plan. You do not have to live your life w' excessive anxiety. Reach out and start living a fuller life. ...Read more

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Could you have generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Maybe: People with gad may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back ; neck). There can ^'ed irritability ; v'ed concentration. ...Read more

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What exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

What exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Generalized Anxiety: Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more-days-than-not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).The person finds it difficult to control the worry. The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following 1.Restlessness easily fatigued difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension. ...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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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part I of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

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What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

Several: There are many tests; some seem better than others. But no one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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Is generalized anxiety disorder a medical disability?

No: Almost all people with generalized anxiety disorder can be treated and are able to work and live quality, productive lives. ...Read more

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

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GAD: Genetics, stress, chronic use of alcohol or sedatives, or triggered by tobacco or caffeine dependency. ...Read more

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What to do if I got generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

What to do if I got generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Get help: Seek help from a psychologist and/ or a psychiatrist. A combination of psychotherapy and medication can help you overcome your anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for a generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the criteria for a generalized anxiety disorder?

Too long for space: The complete diagnostic and statistical manual criteria for generalized anxiety disorder are too long to write in 400 characters -- but involve chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. This link lists signs ; symptoms in more detail, and provides more information too: http://www. Helpguide. Org/mental/generalized_anxiety_disorder. Htm. ...Read more

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How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

CBT and meditation: CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be very effective and you can do it yourself with the Companion app for iPhone which you can get
at: www. Companionapproach. Com I highly recommend it. Meditation with the breath is relaxing and helps reduce anxiety. I highly recommend SPIRE which is a tiny device you wear. You can find it at: http://bit. Ly/28W8bpB ...Read more

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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How bad can the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder get?

Anxiety: Can progress to panic attacks, with severe avoidance leading to depression & compromised daily functioning. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a problem of generalized anxiety disorder?

G A D: There are several good books available, look online and do a search for workbooks and g.A.D. Also, consider making an appointment with a qualified therapist. Psychology today online has many therapist profiles. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

Excessive worry: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Severe, ongoing anxiety that ...Read more