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Can my anxiety disorder be cured?

Can my anxiety disorder be cured?

Yes: Read on mindfulness. It is very effective way to rid of anxiety without medication. ...Read more

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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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How to cure my social anxiety disorder?

How to cure my social anxiety disorder?

Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. clinical psychologist ...Read more

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Would hypnosis be able to cure my anxiety disorder?

Would hypnosis be able to cure my anxiety disorder?

MAYBE/SOME: 'cure' is a difficult word. A better way to think of this is psychiatric evaluation for the anxiety disorder and using hypnosis to reduce the anxiety and locate the cause. ...Read more

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Once you cure generalized anxiety disorder will the symptoms go away?

Tough question: It's not clear that one can "cure" gad, although it is highly treatable with medications and certain kinds of talk therapies. And, effectively treated, the symptoms do indeed go away, or at least become markedly less intense. However, those with a history of gad are vulnerable to a return of symptoms especially under major stressful conditions or trauma. ...Read more

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

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

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How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder i have?

How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder i have?

Most avoid that word: It is most often described as successful treatment - not cure. And yes, those disorders can be successfully treated. Your expectations need to be aimed at realistic targets so that you'll be able to evaluate the benefits of your treatment. Talk with a psychotherapist to DX & plan a treatment approach that will be right for you. It may include drugs or not. Work together to be successful. ...Read more

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Hi? I have anxiety disorder, do I need to consult a psychiatrist? My parents are really worried because of my health. Please tell me the cure.

Hi? I have anxiety disorder, do I need to consult a psychiatrist? My parents are really worried because of my health. Please tell me the cure.

Possibly: This depends on the availability of psychiatrists in your area. It is often most practical to start with your primary care doc. Your initial eval should identify what the problem is. A combination of medications and psychotherapy is most effective for many anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Break up is: enough to trigger anxiety and insomnia. Yoga and exercise can help but there is a normal adjustment process that we all need to go through when things like this happen in life. Consider seeing a mental health professional to ease that process. Peace and good health. ...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