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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Agoraphobia (Definition)

Agoraphobia in Greek means "fear of the marketplace." This condition is characterized by intense fear and anxiety when in a real or anticipated situation (such as in public places) in which escape might be difficult if the person were to start a panic attack or ...Read more


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What sssri for social phobia and agoraphobia?

What sssri for social phobia  and agoraphobia?

Meds: Anxiety meds are anxiety meds. It doesn't really matter what type of anxiety we are talking about be at social or any other type. There is no one single medication that is best for anxiety. Finding the medication that's right for the patient is often a Time consuming matter of trial and error. This means finding the right medicationfor the right patient, taken in the right dosage. ...Read more

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Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Social Anxiety, OCD: Social Anxiety and OCD can affect our social relationships and enjoyment. With strong desire to change, Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help to solve current problems, and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. If problems are deep-rooted, severe, disabling and chronic, see Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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Is counselor, cbt psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist better for anxiety problems?

Is counselor, cbt psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist better for anxiety problems?

How about patchwork: Quilt approach? Cbt is often practiced by any of the above providers. Cognitive behavioral therapy can yield excellent results. Psychiatrist can be invaluable when psychotropic medications are indicated. Take care. ...Read more

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Brintellix can work for panic social anxiety in general anxiety?

Brintellix can work for panic social anxiety in general anxiety?

Quite possibly: Brintellix (Vortioxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with an FDA indication for Major Depressive Disorder. It could be tried off- label for anxiety disorders. I have not personally prescribed this medication. ...Read more

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Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is ect good for agoraphobia and cognitive disorders?

Is ect good for agoraphobia  and cognitive disorders?

NO!: Ect might not be appropriate for agoraphobia but cbt sure is. (cognitive behavioral therapy). Regarding a cognitive disorder- i would seek recommendation of neuropsychologist after formal testing. Take care. ...Read more

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Is lexotanil good for social anxiety?

Is lexotanil good for social anxiety?

Social anxiety: Please go to a mental health professional, perhaps learning self hypnosis. Additionally, you can practice procedures such as imagery, belly breathing, and the relaxation response (see www.relaxationresponse.org). Ask your doc about medications. They may help w/symptoms but the above will treat the situation more directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the causes of agoraphobia?

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What are the causes of agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia: Exact causes are currently unknown, although some hypothesize the causes are other anxiety disorders, stressful environment, or substance abuse such as chronic use of alcohol/sedatives/nicotine. ...Read more

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Is hypnotic therapy for anxiety effective?

Is hypnotic therapy for anxiety effective?

Yes it can be: In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things. It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy effective for anxiety?

Is hypnotherapy effective for anxiety?

Hypnotherapy: In some cases yes, but it may be because of the relaxed state one must be in. Training is involved in learning to be hypnotized, and relaxation is a major component. Anxiety is not compatible with a relaxed state and, therefore, in some cases, learning to relax and training yourself to be calm reduces anxiety. ...Read more

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Is cbt effective for psychosis?

Is cbt effective for psychosis?

Yes, Some Is: Your thought is correct- some CBT is actually designed for psychosis symptoms! CBT can also help other common issues folks with psychosis face, such as depression or social anxiety.

Here is some information that could help:
https://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/cbt-for-psychosis-trauma-psychosis-handouts/ ...Read more

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What is exposure techniques for social anxiety?

What is exposure techniques for social anxiety?

Exposure therapy: For anxiety involves putting yourself in the feared situation, sticking with it rather than leaving, & changing your thoughts to "it's ok to be anxious. I can handle it." anxiety decreases when you accept, even welcome, the anxiety feelings & discover you can handle them. Finding opportunities to face your fear makes you stronger. It helps to do this with a confident therapist you trust. ...Read more

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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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Could fluoxetine work for social anxiety?

Helpful: Various SSRIs can help with depression and anxiety, although it best to also see a therapist with expertise in treating social anxiety. ...Read more

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Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more

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Is there a practice treating anxiety / panic disorders without ssri, snri, bzd and cbt?

Is there a practice treating anxiety / panic disorders without ssri, snri, bzd and cbt?

NO: I am not aware of any evidence based effective treatment for panic disorder that is widely practiced with a consensus other than what you mentioned ...What is wrong with the above ? ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fear Of Crowds (Definition)

Fear of crowd means the patient is anxious around other people. Group size does not necessarily correlate ...Read more