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

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

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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Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...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) ?

Depends: Seems that people tend to prefer one or the other. Klonopin is long acting and you may not notice an immediate effect. Xanax (alprazolam) is quick onset and does not last longer than a couple hours. Often with xanax (alprazolam) you take more than twice daily and can get withdrawal anxiety. There is a long-acting xanax (alprazolam). Both can put you at risk of getting tolerance. ...Read more

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

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

Are you saying: That you have poorer concentration because of your anxiety disorder? Treat the anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...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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What do you suggest if my sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. what are best treatment for anxiety?

What do you suggest if my sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. what are best treatment for anxiety?

Anxiety from trauma: From severe stress and psychological trauma emerging from the accident, your sister might be experiencing Acute Stress Disorder (ASD). A very effective short-term treatment for ASD is trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TFCBT). Typically, TFCBT requires fewer sessions than other therapies. A trained CFCBT practitioner should help her. Sometimes, medication with TFCBT is also important. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

Combination: Psychotherapy and medication are most effective in combination. Regarding antidepressants such as zoloft, (sertraline) there is no consistence that one is superior to another. Treatment must be individualized to ensure adequate relief. ...Read more

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My sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. What are the best treatments for anxiety?

My sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. What are the best treatments for anxiety?

Your sister may have: developed a phobia or other type of anxiety disorder. Books like "Hope and help for your nerves" by Claire Weakes or "The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson can help good for self help. She can also benefit from a mental health professional. Please suggest she not rely on drugs alone. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does an anxiety disorder develop? Is there a 'cure', or just treatment?

Treatment: There are several different anxiety disorders with different treatments - generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is not clear how these develop, genetics probably plays a role, but trauma may also play a role. It is important that medical causes be ruled out (thyroid, cardiac and pulmonary). Anxiety tends to persist but effective treatments include SSRIs and CBT. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition consisting of uncontrollable and constant worry and nervousness regarding many areas of life. This may result in restlessness, fatigue, ...Read more