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Can methylphenidate help for anxiety?

Can methylphenidate help for anxiety?

Usually no: For most people methylphenidate increases anxiety. For some people with adhd who have difficulties because of their condition methylphenidate helps control the adhd symptoms and so they feel less anxious but anxiety reduction is not the primary effect. ...Read more

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What's effective for helping to prevent anxiety disorders?

What's effective for helping to prevent anxiety disorders?

Anxiety: You can't really prevent true anxiety disorder. Except, for example if you never have any traumas, you most probably will never suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. But other anxetity disorders, like generalized anxiety or social phobia, have significant biological/genetic basis. If you alrady have some anxiety, you may help it by exercising healthy life style (little coffee, no alcohol etc. ...Read more

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How would i get help for social anxiety disorder?

How would i get help for social anxiety disorder?

Canada 2 The Rescue!: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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Please help docs! is reboxetine effective for adhd?

Please help docs! is reboxetine effective for adhd?

Yes, short term Txmt: The short-term treatment with reboxetine was effective in improving ADHD with comorbid anxiety disorders. Therefore, reboxetine could be used as a treatment option for ADHD in those children who experience comorbid anxiety disorders or in those who are non-responsive or intolerant to methylphenidate. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with anxiety?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with anxiety?

Antihistamines: Mildly sedating antihistamines (e.g., Diphenhydramine = benadryl) sometimes help with mild anxiety. Herbal tea containing valerian root &/or chamomile can be calming. Unlike most prescription anxiety meds, these are not habit-forming. However, if anxiety is a persistent problem it's better to address the causes instead of just treating the symptoms. Try stress management, relaxation, therapy. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips for managing anxiety?

Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night &good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Does treatment for depression also help with bulimia?

Does treatment for depression also help with bulimia?

Talk therapy - yes: I can't imagine a talk therapist that wouldn't work with you on both issues. I also don't know of any depression medication that would have an impact on bulimia patterns. It might be possible that with the depression relieved, the pattern of bulimia might decrease on its own, but i think cbt would be the best way to learn how to change those behaviors. ...Read more

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How good is counseling for helping with depression?

How good is counseling for helping with depression?

Effective: Counseling can be a very effective method for treating depression. It is important that you have a good rapport with your therapist for optimal benefit. For more severe depression, a combination treatment of therapy and medication is most effective. ...Read more

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How does OCD medication help those with ocd?

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How does OCD medication help those with ocd?

OCD: Some medications work by decreasing serotonin reuptake, such as anafranil. Others work by decreasing glutamate, such as neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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How can I get help for social anxiety disorder?

How can I get help for social anxiety disorder?

Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. Clinical psychologist. ...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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Marjuana can help for depression.

Marjuana can help for depression.

Is there a question?: You have written a declarative sentence, so it sounds like you're telling us what you think, rather than asking a question. You're welcome to any opinion you want to maintain, but i agree with my colleagues that marijuana is not an antidepressant. Instead, marijuana seems to be a risk factor for depression (as well as psychosis) in young adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23592068. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Best 4 You or 4 Me?: It sounds like you are asking for antidepressants that would treat someone diagnosed w/ all three - w/ ocd, anxiety ; depression. But even if you were asking for ones recommended for each of these conditions separately, keep in mind that what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of jeans for people in brookline who are age 37. ...Read more

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Would getting a prescription for ADHD and anxiety help them?

Would getting a prescription for ADHD and anxiety help them?

Not necessarily: It takes more than that. Treatment of both adhd and anxiety is a process, not a prescription. It takes a comprehensive treatment approach, expert medication management, personal/family commitment to improvement, and sustained work. And, it's all well worth it. ...Read more

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Need some help please, severe anxiety and OCD?

Need some help please, severe anxiety and OCD?

Seek evaluation: If these symptoms are something for which you have never been evaluated, recommend doing so. There are many treatment options especially if symptoms are impacting day to day functioning. Recommend initial evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist if possible - someone with experience in treating anxiety and OCD. If not sure where to get help, seek a referral from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Need some help, for a panic disorder?

Need some help, for a panic disorder?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a fabulous treatment for panic disorder. It involves learning what triggers panic and how to manage panic symptoms. Effective tools are used. Medication can help, as well, if the panic symptoms are so severe that they initially get in the way of participating in cbt. ...Read more

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How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety. Escitalopram is used to treat Major depressive disorder and Anxiety. It is not a medication to treat Paranoia or specific medication for OCD. See Psychiatrist for establishing your Diagnosis, then discuss Medications and Therapy ...Read more

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Please help me! for dealing with an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Please help me! for dealing with an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Effective treatments: Ocd is a potentially severe illness with symptoms that typically wax and wane over time. There is no true cure, but certain medications (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (srris)) and cognitive behavioral therapy, especially when done together, can markedly relieve the symptoms in many individuals and both delay and ease the severity and duration of subsequent episodes. ...Read more

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What kind of meds can a psychiatrist prescribe for social anxiety disorder to help me out?

What kind of meds can a psychiatrist prescribe for social anxiety disorder to help me out?

Treatment 4 soc anx: Ssri as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, xelexa... Can be used a single agent or combined with one or more other meds depending on gravity of anxiety. Ideally, psychotherapy should always be done along with meds. The cause of anxiety must be dealt with, if found, to treat to the root of the cause to allow resolution of the problem. Need perseverance and good motivation to be successful. ...Read more

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