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Just wondering; can crying help relieve anxiety?

Just wondering; can crying help relieve anxiety?

Sometimes: Crying can be an emotional release, and thus provides some relief. Many people do cry when anxious. It also depends on what you're crying about, though. ...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 Hydroxyzine help with anger, and depression?

Does Hydroxyzine help with anger, and depression?

Some use in anxiety: This is an antihistamine. Sneezing, itching, swelling, rashes, etc. are the original targets. It was observed that anxiety seemed less severe for some. It has no known reason to help w/ anger or depression. If it does, it suggests that you are a good candidate for some CBT therapy and could make use of some skills to manage your life issues. They may melt away as you do this. ...Read more

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Does masturbation help relieve anxiety?

Does masturbation help relieve anxiety?

Temporary at best: It releases endorphins and does other things, known and unknown, to the brain. It will not help with your life situation any more than any other rx that doesn't involve addressing life issues. If you are in an abusive living situation, or have set the wrong life goals, or aren't well-equipped to survive in a competitive economic world, anxiety will be the result ; wise counsel / action the cure. ...Read more

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Does masturbation help with anxiety disorders?

Does masturbation help with anxiety disorders?

Masturbation could: Provide a temporary diversion & pleasurable release of tension, but it will do nothing to change the underlying causes of the anxiety. Best treatment for anxiety is relaxation training (perhaps with biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) and cognitive/behavioral therapy. ...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 Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Dr. Lusa Hung Dr. Hung
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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

For some: The drowsiness that is associated with Hydroxyzine can make you feel like you are slowing down, which some people find effective for anxiety or tension. ...Read more

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Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Sertraline: Sertraline can help most symptoms of anxiety and prevent panic attacks. It may also help agoraphobia, which is often associated with panic attacks. Combining sertraline (or other ssri's) with psychotherapy (especially cognitive behavioral therapy) yields the best and most long-lasting results. ...Read more

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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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What really works to alleviate anxiety and panic disorder?

What really works to alleviate anxiety and panic disorder?

See below...: Psychotherapy with or without meds. Also look into emotional freedom technique/tapping (www. Eftuniverse.Com). Get into psychotherapy; engage wholeheartedly & openly in the process & stick to it. You'll be so glad u did! wishing u well... ...Read more

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Does breastfiding help for depression and anxiety ?

Does breastfiding help  for depression and anxiety ?

No: But it may help you feel closer to your baby. Please talk to your doctor about medications that are safe during breastfeeding. ...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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Please help! does exercise really help for depression?

Please help! does exercise really help for depression?

Yes, it really does.: However, depression usually needs to be addressed through more then one life style change. Talking therapy, psychiatric medications, proper sleep, healthy diet and a variety of other options may prove beneficial. ...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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I have anxiety will hypnosis help calm my anxiety?

I have anxiety will hypnosis help calm my anxiety?

Hypnosis: If you're willing, hypnosis with a well-trained hypnotist can help you with anxiety. You can learn how to hypnotize yourself also. Qualified hypnotists can be found through the american society for clinical hypnosis: http://www.Asch.Net/public/memberreferralsearch/tabid/182/default.Aspx also you can learn mindfulness based stress reduction: http://www.Umassmed.Edu/content.Aspx?Id=41254. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

It may cause these: Conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...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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Does smiling help reduce stress?

Does smiling help reduce stress?

Try it & see: People naturally & automatically smile to reduce stress (nervous smiles), and cognitive-behavioral theory suggests that acting relaxed may help you truly feel relaxed. But smiling is even better if it's honest — by participating in activities that are enjoyable and make you smile genuinely. ...Read more

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Does exercise help depression and insomnia?

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Does exercise help depression and insomnia?

Exercise & Dep.: Very beneficial in boosting your self-esteem & energy, and also regulates sleep & rest. ...Read more

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Anti-psychotic medication (amisulpride) giving me anxiety, restlessness and agitation. Anything that can help?

Anti-psychotic medication (amisulpride) giving me anxiety, restlessness and agitation. Anything that can help?

Contact Dr.: You need to contact your doctor if the medication is making you feel worse. You may need to be switched to another medication or perhaps have your dose lowered. They may also place you on a medication just for side effects. ...Read more

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Anxiety Relief (Definition)

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Crying (Definition)

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