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Best Treatment For Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Questions regarding generalized anxiety disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy. How helpful is it?
In short, : Very effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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