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Can My Anxiety Disorder Be Cured
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to cure social anxiety disorder? I've been dealing with it for years and I am getting sick of watching my younger years slip by.
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.
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