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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypnosis (Definition)

Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more


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Can you please recommend some effective relaxation methods or way to cope with anxiety and ocd?

Can you please recommend some effective relaxation methods or way to cope with anxiety and ocd?

Mindfulness: Meditation, yoga, tai chi, relaxing music, being out in nature or just taking walks can be ways of dealing with minor anxiety. More serious anxiety, including true ocd can take professional therapy. Seek a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Exposure based treatments are very effective for many anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Can yoga help with anxiety?

Can yoga help with anxiety?

Definitely. Yoga: is one of the best ways to naturally decrease anxiety, but also to increase mindfulness, physical well-being through passive exercise, and a sense of slowing down in a very fast, busy world. Usually, Yoga is also taught with some form of meditation. Knowing what kind of anxiety is also helpful. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Could hypnosis help with anxiety/nervousness?

For many people: - it can be beneficial. There are some people who are less open to the power of suggestion- for whom hypnosis may not be effect. ...Read more

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Can excercise help with anxiety?

Can excercise help with anxiety?

Yes it can!: It's a proven medical fact that steady and consistant exercise, as simple as just walking, increases the bodie's production of these "feel good" endorphins. There are other additional benefits to exercise such as increased energy & drive, more appropriate eating habits, weight loss and reduction of percent body fat converting poorly metabolized white fat to the more easily metabolized brown fat. ...Read more

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Can a gynecologist help with anxiety medication?

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Anxiety meds.: Some would prescribe anxiety medications short-term but refer you to a Psychiatrist for continued treatment. ...Read more

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Who can I seek to help deal with the anxiety and stress?

Who can I seek to help deal with the anxiety and stress?

Way too vague: I assume the "the" is accidental & you mean just anxiety & stress. You need to clarify what you want in your own mind. Strictly correct meaning of "anxiety" is "irrational fear or worry." is your fear rational or irrational? Is your stress from your life or yourself? Is there more than you can cope with or have you just never learned to cope? No doctor i know can cure a rainy day. ...Read more

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What relaxation techniques can I do to help someone deal with bruxism?

What relaxation techniques can I do to help someone deal with bruxism?

There are an array: Of dental appliances that can help. Consult your dentist. Tm, i personally find to be useful to deal with the stresses of life that sadly we all seem to have an abundance of. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

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 more

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Can alprazolam 2mg will help you with anxiety?

Can alprazolam 2mg will help you with anxiety?

To an extent: That is a high dose, if its at one time. The average starting dose of xanax (alprazolam) is 0.5 mg four times daily. Other therapies, like ssri/snri antidepressant drugs, and various psychotherapies are also more effective, without the potential for physical dependency and abuse of the benzo, as well as memory problems and escalation of the dose secondary to tolerance. Psychotherapy should always be part of rx. ...Read more

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Who can I talk to to help me with dealing with depression and anxiety attacks?

Who can I talk to to help me with dealing with depression and anxiety attacks?

HELP: A psychiatrist who does psychotherapy shouold be able to help you, both with medication and sorting out the causes of the symptoms and with dealing with causes. Start looking. The sooner you start the faster you'll feel better. ...Read more

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Can biofeedback therapy help a child with ocd?

Can biofeedback therapy  help a child with ocd?

Not established: The standard treatment for OCD is ssris and cbt, alone or preferably in combination. There are claims that neurofeedback can assist or replace cbt, but no studies of which I am aware. It can help reduce anxiety, which is typically a prominent feature of ocd; but, that might or might not help with the OCD symptoms themselves. ...Read more

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Have you used hypnosis to help them overcome anxiety?

Yes: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and transform distracting thoughts. Hypnosis is helpful for relaxation and anxiety management as well. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good medication to help you sleep and that helps with anxiety with low side effects?

Can you recommend a good medication to help you sleep and that helps with anxiety with low side effects?

Valium: Good old valium works like a charm. A full dose 5mg will give you good sleep onset, sleep maintenance, and not leave you groggy in the morning. A half-dose 5mg tab will help you deal with your stressful boss at work and yet be alert enough to balance the books. It is a very versatile drug, but unfortunately has a bad reputation. Good for muscle relaxation as well! ...Read more

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Can you help with benzodiazepine to reverse cognitive impairment?

Can you help with benzodiazepine to reverse cognitive impairment?

In some cases: If the impairment is due to excessive anxiety, then benzodiazepines can be helpful in improving rational thinking and more fully using your intrinsic intelligence. These meds however do not increase intelligence, and in many cases, will impair it. The right med for the right issue is clearly the standard physicians and patients must strive to uphold. ...Read more

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Who can I talk to for help with ptsd and depression?

Who can I talk to for help with ptsd and depression?

Treatment Options: You can find a therapist near you through the website: psychologytoday.Com another excellent resource is the book : the trauma took kit, healing ptsd from the inside out. Traumatoolkit.Com this award-winning book provides an understanding of ptsd as something that affects your entire being - mind, body and spirit. The book gives information on many modalities to help heal from ptsd. ...Read more

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Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Along with CBT use: Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Stewart
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Biofeedback (Definition)

Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing ...Read more


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