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Doctor insights on: How Are Anxiety Disorders Treated

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Could anxiety disorders be treated?

Could anxiety disorders be treated?

Absolutely: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

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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Can anxiety disorders be treated ok?

Can anxiety disorders be treated ok?

Yes: Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric conditions that exist. They include generalized axiety disorder (gad), panic disorder, social phobia and simple phobia. The most common treatments include medication and psychotherapy. There are also many good books written about treatment for anxiety. Go to the self-help section of your local book store or search online for workbooks. ...Read more

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

GAD: People with GAD may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back & neck). There can ^'ed irritability & v'ed concentration. GAD can be treated with psychotropic meds, Cognitive behavior. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder be treated by using neuro plasticity? If so, can you recommend some neuro plasticity exercises for anxiety disorders?

Can anxiety disorder be treated by using neuro plasticity? If so, can you recommend some neuro plasticity exercises for anxiety disorders?

All psychotherapy: All psychotherapy uses neuroplasticity, because it helps you see things in different ways. For instance, in cognitive behavioral therapy you review your habitual thought patterns & how they lead to painful emotions like anxiety -- new alternatives are introduced. Although it isn't automatic at first, you can learn to question catastrophic thinking. Good book: "the mindful way through anxiety.". ...Read more

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Can anxiety be treated with medication What medications are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression ?

Yes: See you are on Zoloft and atarax. Zoloft can be used for both depression and anxiety. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Other SSRI's include Lexapro, celesta, Prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox. Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors like Cymbalta can also be used. The atarax can help to quell anxiety. This is not a total list. I have not touched on benzodiazapines (anxiety). ...Read more

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My anxiety disorder began developing 5 months ago about the time i tested positive for shiga toxin (e-coli o157:h7), treated with flagyl. Connection?

My anxiety disorder began developing 5 months ago about the time i tested positive for shiga toxin (e-coli o157:h7), treated with flagyl. Connection?

Internist: Please be sure to have your blood tested and consider further work-up. Shiga is hard to clear and Flagyl has many side effects. Please discuss with your internist. ...Read more

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What are the roots of anxiety disorder?

What are the roots of anxiety disorder?

No simple answer: The root of anxiety disorders is thought to be related to the "fight or flight" reaction gone awry. Anxiety itself is a normal emotion which can help us get through life-either by allowing us to act quickly in an emergency or in a mild form by keeping us alert. It is thought that this reaction can occur at inappropiate times leading to an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Could it be i might have an anxiety disorder?

Could it be i might have an anxiety disorder?

What are your sx's ?: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. If many of these symptoms sound familiar consider evaluation by your physician, a psychiatrist or a psychologist to know definitively. ...Read more

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I think I have anxiety disorder but i'm not sure?

I think I have anxiety disorder but i'm not sure?

No self-diagnosis: Only a qualified professional can diagnose an anxiety disorder. If your anxiety functionally interferes with your life, you might want to address the issue of coping with and root causes of anxiety with psychotherapy and if there's a need, address med management with a psychiatrist. While you're searching for providers, you might try relaxation exercises to help you reduce the tension. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,074 doctors shared insights

Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more