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Can Kalms Help With Anger Outbursts
Kalms: There are several kalms products, and i don't know which one you're considering. The "stress" formula contains hops (humulus lupus), valerian, and gentiana lutea. The first 2 are sedating herbs. No studies have been done on this product or its components with social anxiety -- so we don't know whether it helps with that condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some use in anxiety: This is an antihistamine. Sneezing, itching, swelling, rashes, etc. are the original targets. It was observed that anxiety seemed less severe for some. It has no known reason to help w/ anger or depression. If it does, it suggests that you are a good candidate for some CBT therapy and could make use of some skills to manage your life issues. They may melt away as you do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek the problem.: Anxiety and depression are closely related and may be caused by a variety of things. Is there a history of these issues in your family? It might be genetic. Is it something to do with your life situation? If so you may need to change things so you are not constantly stressed. Exercise has been found to be very helpful with depression. Also talk with someone, a friend or therapist if needed. ...Read more
Yes: What have become known as antidepressants are also used as first line treatment of anxiety disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; ie, sertraline, paroxetine) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; ie, venlafaxine), as well as wellbutrin (bupropion) are often prescribed. For more info: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711111 ...Read more
Possibly: You need to start with a comprehensive evaluation looking at both your psychological state and medical issues. Any identified medical causes for sxs need to be addressed. A psychiatrist can provide thorough diagnostic assessment and determine what treatment is indicated. A mood stabilizer may or may not be the best choice. Get help soon. Take care. ...Read more
Yes, very much: Done well by an experienced practitioner, classical homeopathy can be very helpful with anger & irritability. You'd need to describe the problem in detail, and exactly how you experience it. Once the homeopath understands deeply enough, s/he can prescribe the 1 out of 3000-4000 homeopathic medicines that is called for in your case. A healing process begins, which must be followed carefully. ...Read more
Natural drugs: Herbs can be of use in depression and anxiety however like any substance carry both risk and benefit. St. Johns wort is the most commonly used herbal treatment for depression. It works similar to the ssri medications and therefore carries some of the same risks. Valerian and other herbs have been used successfully for anxiety but also carry some side effects. Talk w your doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both 'yes' and 'no': If all goes well, yes. It can really help in both superficial and meaningful ways. If all goes badly, it can exacerbate problems even tragically. If it has ups and downs (likely), it can be just like most people's life. Is this a new part of life or a return for you? Talk therapy/counseling may help you decide. Best! ...Read more
Good treatment: Anxiety can be quite unpleasant if it lasts over time or frequently appears in specific situations. The good news about anxiety is that it tends to respond well to treatment with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. It's important to note that anxiety often leads people to avoid feared social situations. Avoidance often provides immediate relief but worsens anxiety over time. ...Read more
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