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After 2month on Depakote for cyclothymia i'm starting to have constant anxiety attackand fear of parents death:helpless child.But more myself. Help?

After 2month on Depakote for cyclothymia i'm starting to have constant anxiety attackand fear of  parents death:helpless child.But more myself. Help?

Psychotherapy: First, make sure you've had a thorough health evaluation with your family doctor. If all is well, know that psychotherapy with an experienced therapist may help you both understand and deal with these feelings in yourself. Medications alone usually do not work as well as combined approaches. Please ask your doctor for a therapist referral -- others in your community may know of helpful ones too. ...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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Does a parent with bad anxiety cause a baby to develop a strange personality?

Does a parent with bad anxiety cause a baby to develop a strange personality?

To truly answer,: I need more information about both the mother and the child. But this sounds like you are concerned, so why not talk it over with your family doctor or a psychiatrist who can help you figure this out? ...Read more

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If one parent has anxiety and the other one doesn't will the baby have anxiety too?

If one parent has anxiety and the other one doesn't will the baby have anxiety too?

Not necessarily: Anxiety is such a common human experience that we all will feel it. The degree that is required to have a diagnosis of a disorder is not high in the genetic contribution - no more than 30% is inherited. Most anxiety is from life circumstances. It is always a mix of nature-nurture. Try not to expect it - it will just add to the possibility. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of anxiety of being a new parent?

How to get rid of anxiety of being a new parent?

Talk with others: It's not truly realistic to get rid of anxiety about things like parenthood completely, but it is possible to manage your anxiety. Talk to other parents (both new and experienced ones) for tips and advice. Find out if there is a new parent support group in your area. And remember that you don't have to be perfect, you just have to let your baby know that you love him/her. ...Read more

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How do I ask parents for help for my social anxiety?

How do I ask parents for help for my social anxiety?

Directly: Explain your anxiety to them directly and calmly and ask for their help in seeking professional help. There is no shame in getting help. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell my parents I have social anxiety?

What can I do to tell my parents I have social anxiety?

Professor Discusses: I wonder if your parents might consider listening to dr. Lynn alden, professor of psychology, speaking about social anxiety? See: http://bit.Ly/1iz0qq1 a great source for information about all types of anxiety ; ways to diminish their impact on life: anxietybc.Org it might be helpful to emphasize to them that you're sharing something important about yourself that you'd like them to understand. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents about really bad anxiety asap?

How can I tell my parents about really bad anxiety asap?

Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for your anxiety. I am assuming that you are a minor and not in your 30's you can also speak to a school guidance counselor or psychologist. They will help you speak to your parents. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my parents what it is like to have an anxiety disorder so that they would understand?

How do I explain to my parents what it is like to have an anxiety disorder so that they would understand?

Talking to parents: Talking to parents about mental health problems can be very difficult. Many parents have no experience of counseling or psychiatric disorders and may have old fashioned notions (like it means you're crazy'). I would ask them if they've noticed anything different about you lately? What? Why do they think that has happened? Listen to them try to explain, and then offer what you think or understand. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for teens that have constant anxiety? My friend's parents neglect her and barely feed her sometimes.

Are there any home remedies for teens that have constant anxiety? My friend's parents neglect her and barely feed her sometimes.

Teens need: Both emotional and physical support from their parents. If they are being neglected they need help from other adults. They can talk to the school psychologist or guidance counselor about what is happening at home. They will help them get the assistance they need from dcf (dept. Of children's services). ...Read more

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What are some techniques to cope with anxiety? My parents don't want me on medication but I shake constantly and I worry about every single thing I do

What are some techniques to cope with anxiety? My parents don't want me on medication but I shake constantly and I worry about every single thing I do

General Anxiety: If you are medically cleared for any physical disorder, I would suggest trying some cognitive/behavioral therapy. Medication is not always necessary and you could be taught techniques to control your thinking and physical reactions. By the way, the worst thing you could be doing is panicking about the anxiety- this always makes things worse. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, how can I tell parents , what to do?

I have anxiety, how can I tell parents , what to do?

Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for your anxiety. I am assuming that you are a minor and not in your 30's you can also speak to a school guidance counselor or psychologist. They will help you speak to your parents. ...Read more

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Can you advise for my anxiety and what my parents think of me?

Can't tell you what: your parents think about you. If you are a minor- let your parents know about your specific symptoms and ask them about obtaining a medical evaluation. This will open a dialogue and the eval will provide necessary medical input. Take care. ...Read more

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Can be scared of being home alone or without parents be anxiety?

Certainly: While this kind of anxiety usually begins in late childhood or early adolescence, it can happen later due to particular circumstances such as recent intruder in the home, a neighbor or close friend or relative injured at home alone by falling, fire, or other injury. , this kind of anxiety is readily treatable.. Please cosult a professional. The sooner you get treatment, the easier it will be. ...Read more

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I am shaking from anxiety of being a parent soon, please help me figure this out?

I am shaking from anxiety of being a parent soon, please help me figure this out?

Knowledge is power.: The more you know about how to parent, the less anxious you are likely to be. Check into parenting classes in your area. ...Read more

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If you grow up with a narcissistic parent can that eventually cause anxiety problems?

Yes: Short answer is yes, it can. Children of parents with personality disorders can have many different sorts of psychological difficulties that come from having to cope with the dysfunctional traits of the parent. If you are struggling with this, the most important thing you can do for yourself is to commit to individual psychotherapy for those issues. I hope you are able to do this and recover. ...Read more

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How can I get medical treatment for anxiety w/o parents knowledge?

How can I get medical treatment for anxiety w/o parents knowledge?

How old are you?: The laws vary in different states. It would be best if you are a minor to tell your parents that you are feeling anxious and need some help. If you are a student, talk to a counselor in school and they can help you speak with your parents. ...Read more

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How can tell my parents that I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder?

Chronic Worry: All things considered, i would simply suggest that you explain it as "worrying a lot" and using a light switch analogy. People diagnosed with gad have a hard time turning worry "off" whereas "normal worriers" are able to control worry. Explain that worry is in response to anxiety (attempt at coping with anxiety) although leads to more anxiety. Many cognitive behavioral therapy resources available. ...Read more

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I have frequent anxiety attacks about my parents dying one day . What does it mean and what can I do ?

I have frequent anxiety attacks about my parents dying one day . What does it mean and what can I do ?

Attachment: Many people have panic attacks, often with no specific trigger. You have one in particular, which can mean you're very attached to your parents. Depending on your age, this could prevent you from developing your own life and goals. Consulting a psychiatrist and psychotherapist can yield understanding & a treatment plan. Medicines can help; so can talk therapy -- it provides anti-anxiety tools. ...Read more

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My parents used to fight horribly and I would get anxiety attacks. They fought last night and may be divorcing. But I don't feel anything. Idk why...

My parents used to fight horribly and I would get anxiety attacks. They fought last night and may be divorcing. But I don't feel anything. Idk why...

Question?: Parental fighting even if sporadic is major stress for kids. It can certainly cause anxiety attacks. For more info and how to reach out for help see: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/Parents/parents_fight.html# Take care. ...Read more

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I have tomorrow party with my parents&I have social anxiety.what should I take for tomorrow to be good&to dance cz l hate it but I should participate?

I have tomorrow party with my parents&I have social anxiety.what should I take for tomorrow to be good&to dance cz l hate it but I should participate?

Go to party: and see speak to one person at a time, rather than thinking of the entire group. Focus on the food and remember that everyone there has fears and insecurities also. You are as good as the rest of them. Please see a mental health professional so you can learn ways to cope w/social anxiety which is the root, the party only triggers the symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more