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Doctor insights on: Bible Verses For Fear And Anxiety

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There is dfrence between intideeprassnt indicate for social anxiety Or general anxiety? and can the one Writing social anxiety Work for GAD like zolft

There is dfrence between intideeprassnt indicate for social anxiety Or general anxiety? and can the one Writing social anxiety Work for GAD like zolft

Social v general anx: Oftentimes, the same medication may be used to treat your social anxiety that is already being used to treat general anxiety, tho some dose adjustments may be required. Of course, the best medication plan is the one that you & your doc discuss & find would have the greatest benefit/risk profile and the fewest side effects. Very best of luck! ...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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Intense pre-sigmoidoscopy fear and anxiety, please help me. Huge fear to point of cons. Not having it done. Fear of procedure.Best pharm intervention?

Intense pre-sigmoidoscopy fear and anxiety, please help me. Huge fear to point of cons. Not having it done. Fear of procedure.Best pharm intervention?

This is not a: Pharmacological intervention - quick acting anxiety meds only last for so long. Have you considered acupuncture to get your anxiety under control and to ground you? ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is allowed to the people who suffer from depression, social anxiety and anxiety?

What kind of medicine is allowed to the people who suffer from depression, social anxiety and anxiety?

SSRIs: The class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors is good for depression and anxiety disorders. See your doctor for an evaluation to determine which one would be best for you. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 'stage fright' a component of social anxiety, adhd, or both?

Need help. Is 'stage fright' a component of social anxiety, adhd, or both?

Social anxiety: Stage fright can certainly be a part of social anxiety. If your thinking is scattered and unfocused (as in adhd) and you have a talk to give in front of others, you may have "stage fright" also. ...Read more

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What is more helpful most of the time for anxiety , health anxiety... Hypnosis, cbt (or other therapy) or meds? Scared of side affects...

What is more helpful most of the time for anxiety  , health anxiety... Hypnosis, cbt (or other therapy) or meds? Scared of side affects...

Ask your doctor: It depends on your particular situation. I usually begin with hypnotherapy and cbt, then add meds, but if the situation warrants, all of the above just to help the person asap. Hypnosis and cbt have no chemical side effects but when the risk is worth it, the medicines are started. ...Read more

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Which ssri is the fastest in dealing with OCD and anxiety ( social and a kind of test or performance anxiety )?

SSRI's : In terms of generalized worry, certainly lexapro's data shows that it starts working in the first week. The same cannot be said of the other antidepressants in terms of generalized anxiety. If you need something quickly for performance anxiety then a brief benzodiazepine or the use of a beta blocker can be of help. Ocd takes up to 12 weeks for maximum benefit no matter which agent you use. ...Read more

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Is a worsening of my fear of death a symptom of depression? A fear that makes activities I used to enjoy sad and scary.

Is a worsening of my fear of death a symptom of depression? A fear that makes activities I used to enjoy sad and scary.

It can be: Yes it can be as well as anxiety. If you are sad most days for 2 weeks. Has thoughts of death or think about hurting yourself or someone else, seek help ...Read more

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Is ther a way to overcome my fear of death and stop worrying?Psychologist says existential anxiety. Im spiritual but not relig, maybe agnostic.

Is ther a way to overcome my fear of death and stop worrying?Psychologist says existential anxiety. Im spiritual but not relig, maybe agnostic.

Therapist: I guess each one of us has to overcome our fear of death in one way or another. If this has you preoccupied and is interfering with your life then i would recommend seeing a therapist as that may be the best long-term answer for you. Your doctor may be able to get you connected with right therapist if necessary. ...Read more

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Can an agoraphobic hypochondriac with GAD, OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety ever hope to live a normal life with marked reduction of symptoms?

Can an agoraphobic hypochondriac with GAD, OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety ever hope to live a normal life with marked reduction of symptoms?

Hope: The different diagnoses that you listed could easily be summarized as someone dealing with severe anxiety issues. There is always hope to have reduction in the symptoms of anxiety and to live a happier life. My suggestion to you would be to seek wise counseling and to work closely together with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional to find the right treatment regimen for you. It is very common for people who struggle with anxiety to feel hopeless about their future. ...Read more

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Is 2 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) daily appropriate for someone going through sever stress and anxiety in a period of their life.(along with therapy)?

If that is what your : Prescribes and you tolerate it well without having any difficulty with balance or driving or operating machinery, then it is an appropriate option. The dose should be kept as low as possible yet effective and for the shortest period of time, unless you have a chronic severe anxiety disorder that requires ongoing treatment. Hopefully you will learn ways therapy to utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to keep your anxiety under control so that you may eventually taper very gradually off the medication. ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence from being introverted and having social anxiety and ant-social disorder? I'm introvtd & hve some soc. anxiety but can function.

Discrimination: You are probably the best judge of how you feel about this. If you honestly feel better alone or w/ very limited interactions, that can be fine. Even having anxiety if you are forced into a social situation can be okay if you know how to manage your life to minimize it and recover well. Anti-social = bad behavior (often illegal) that shows no concern for others' well-being. Probably not you. ...Read more

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Is their difference between a anxiety attack and a panic attack? And can you have anxiety without feeling anxious?

Is their difference between a anxiety attack and a panic attack? And can you have anxiety without feeling anxious?

Panic attacks: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks are just two ways to label the same experience. In response to your second question, anxious feelings would generally accompany episodes of anxiety. One can reduce anxiety feelings with a good CBT therapist. Medications can help during episodes, but they do not provide a long term solution. Anxiety attacks are very common and they can be reduced and controlled. ...Read more

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How to deal with anxiety and psychological disorders in islam?

How to deal with anxiety and psychological disorders in islam?

I'm not sure what U: mean. Are you questioning if your religion approves of psychological interventions? If so, you would need to speak with a Imam. If you are in an Islamic country and looking for treatment, I would google and search for a competent psychologist &/or psychiatrist and schedule an appointment. Let me know if I misunderstood your question and need more information from me. ...Read more

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Suffering from pvcs. Uncomfy chest, palpitations, muscle weakness&incoordination and fear of death comes for hours. Xanax (alprazolam) helps a bit. Is this panic?

Suffering from pvcs. Uncomfy chest, palpitations, muscle weakness&incoordination and fear of death comes for hours. Xanax (alprazolam) helps a bit. Is this panic?

Could be panic: Attacks . Most pvcs among young folks are benign. I presume u had all the heart work up . Get reassurance from your cardiologist .Get checked for thyroid condition , pheochromocytoma, myopathy, myasthenia gravis etc quit smoking if u do, cut down on caffeine, soda and alcohol intake. If all tests are find, you need to find ways to overcome anxiety ! (pls read link below). ...Read more

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Is a fear of heights a very common phobie or fear? Shouldn't everybody should have fear of heights, for survival.

Is a fear of heights a very common phobie or fear? Shouldn't everybody should have fear of heights, for survival.

Fear of Heights: Acrophobia is a fear of heights, and there is a difference about a rational survival based fear of heights and a phobia which is defined as an irrational deep seated fear which can cause paralytic fear of heights in cases where there is no rational fear such as on a safe enclosure or inside a building, or even on a second floor of a house. ...Read more

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Should I see a therapist or a psychiatrist for this: valium abuse for 5 years, anxiety, especially social anxiety, depression, low self esteem? Thanks

Should I see a therapist or a psychiatrist for this: valium abuse for 5 years, anxiety, especially social anxiety, depression, low self esteem? Thanks

Yes: With such conditions and addiction, a patient should see both his primary care doctor and a psychiatrist. If necessary, the doctors may refer him to an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.

Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.

CBT therapy: Especially if it is relatively isolated to situations like this that, while errorenous, make some sense, therapy where you can learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety is what I'd urge. Medications do work for symptom relief in some but they don't change the fact that you have problems living your life. It's a great value! Learn to live better. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more