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Does valerian help with anxiety?

Does valerian help with anxiety?

That is one of it's: Uses. It has been reported that diazepam was actually named valium because it has similar effects to valerian. ...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 taking ginseng help with anxiety?

Does taking ginseng help with anxiety?

Maybe: Although not my first choice as a natural remedy for anxiety, ginsenosides (one of the components of ginseg) may have anxiety-reducing properties. Depending on the type of anxiety, theanine and kava are two alternatives to consider for anxiety. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants help with anxiety too?

Does antidepressants help with anxiety too?

Yes: What have become known as antidepressants are also used as first line treatment of anxiety disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; ie, sertraline, paroxetine) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; ie, venlafaxine), as well as wellbutrin (bupropion) are often prescribed. For more info: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711111 ...Read more

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Does sam e help with anxiety?

Does sam e help with anxiety?

It can: But you have to be careful with herbal remedies. You never know how much of the active ingredient is in any dose. So, you can take too much of the active ingredient without knowing. In addition, sam-e can mess with liver functioning. Suffice it to say do your homework and speak with a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can i take 5 htp for caffeine induced anxiety?

Can i take 5 htp for caffeine induced anxiety?

Stop the caffeine: If the anxiety is caused by caffeine, it is best to stop using it. 5 htp is not a quick onset supplement for anxiety. It has to be taken daily and will gradually build up to a therapeutic level in your body which can take weeks. If you are prone to anxiety, it is best just to stay away from the caffeine. If you are having serious physical symptoms from the caffeine. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does prochlorperazine help with anxiety?

Does prochlorperazine help  with anxiety?

Yes,: It can help in the short term. But side effects limit its' use over the long term. ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine help with anxiety ?

Does mirtazapine help with anxiety ?

Yes: It is dual acting & effects serotonin as well as norepinephrine--In my experience it does frequently help anxiety as well as depression ...Read more

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Does exercise help with anxiety?

Does exercise help with anxiety?

Yes: One of the best things you can do for anxiety is exercise. Cardiovascular or weight training are great alternatives to medication and force you to focus on your body and form instead of anxious thoughts ...Read more

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Is 5 htp or l-tyrosine effective for depression and anxiety?

Is 5 htp or l-tyrosine effective for depression and anxiety?

Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain with precursor to increase serotonin (or with tyrosine, norepinephrine), having the same effect as getting an antidepressant. Problem is, you flood the whole body, not just specific parts of the brain, so lots of se not much specific benefits. ...Read more

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Does gabopentine help with anxiety and depression ?

Does gabopentine help with anxiety and depression ?

Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a chronic condition is contributing to one's depressed state or anxiety, and symptoms are alleviated with treatment, depressive symptoms may improve also. But there is no direct biochemical pathway by which gabapentin treats depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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How does wellbutrin (bupropion) (and similar meds) help with depression and anxiety?

How does wellbutrin (bupropion) (and similar meds) help with depression and anxiety?

Dep, usu not anxiety: Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps 2/3 to 3/4 of patients with clinical depression feel better, about the same as other antidepressants. It is not an anti-anxiety med, and won't help anxiety directly. However, sometimes anxiety is a symptom of depression. In this case, if the depression is treated the anxiety may go away as well. ...Read more

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Any suggestions how to cope with stress and anxiety that is affecting my job performance. Use .5 mg ativan (lorazepam) for insomnia & lamictal for mood disorder?

Anxiety: Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website and also consider reading my latest book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the same site. If your stress continues consult a mental health professional as psychotherapy can be very helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Does sam-e help with mild depression and anxiety?

Does sam-e help with mild depression and anxiety?

Yes, it may: Sam-e may help in depression. One study used sam-e as an augmentation strategy for people who did not respond to ssri's. Remission rates were slightly higher in the adjunctive sam-e group than placebo. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20595412?dopt=abstract also sam-e has been found effective for depression on its own. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12418499?dopt=abstract. ...Read more

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Does chamomile tea help relieve stress, anxiety , and help you sleep well?

Does chamomile tea help relieve stress, anxiety , and help you sleep well?

Chamomile tea: It is reputed to have those effects, but the bottom line is to test it for yourself. It is not known to be harmful. ...Read more

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Could adderal help with anxiety?

Could adderal help with anxiety?

Only if you have ADH (vasopressin): The only time that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) helps anxiety is if the anxiety is a physical restlessness due to adhd. It does not directly help other forms of anxiety. It can indirectly help anxiety due to depression if the depression is otherwise untreatable and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is added in adjunctively as a mood elevating medication. In those cases treating the depression this way may alleviate the anxiety. ...Read more

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Does omega-3 help with depression?

Does omega-3 help with depression?

Maybe, maybe not: Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression. Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine really help with anxiety?

Yes, very much so: Hydroxyzine can be very helpful for anxiety but it does take a while to get used to the sedative effect. That can take anywhere from a week or two but in the long haul it is very much worth it especially if you're dealing with generalized anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How does 5 htp affect someone with hypothyroidism?

How does 5 htp affect someone with hypothyroidism?

Go to PCP: 5 htp is a precursor for serotonin. It won't affect your thyroid but it will help alleviate the depression that often accompanies hypothyroidism.Ask your pcp what dose you can take or have CP refer you to a psychiatrist. ...Read more