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How can I deal with my OCD and anxiety issues?

How can I deal with my OCD and anxiety issues?

Stay active: 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
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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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How can I deal with anxiety and depression?

How can I deal with anxiety and depression?

Psychotherapy + meds: Both depression and anxiety are highly treatable with psychotherapy and medications. Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular has good results with both depression and anxiety. There are also medications that can effectively treat both simultaneously. Talk with your doctor and being the talk therapy process with a mental health profession. Delay in treatment exacerbates the problems. ...Read more

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How can I deal with depression and work?

How can I deal with depression and work?

Depression and work: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone. Seeking treatment with a psychiatrist and a therapist are your best options, when coping with a variety of stressful situations while dealing with depression. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxiety?

How can I deal with 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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How can I deal with my depression?

How can I deal with my depression?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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How can I deal with depression and anger?

How can I deal with depression and anger?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

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How can I deal with excessive anxiety?

How can I deal with excessive anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night &good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. Seek med eval. ...Read more

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How can I cope with anxiety and phobia?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is an actual approach to both anxiety and phobias. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can deal with stress and anxiety disorders?

Can i tell me how i can deal with stress and anxiety disorders?

Manage stress with: E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks ; vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs ; negative self-talk); ; 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise ; good nutrition). Counseling can help. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my anxiety when hungover?

How can I deal with my anxiety when hungover?

You need to stop: Getting hungover. Your body is giving you a strong message &it is very important to listen to. Addressing the problem is needed - not masking symptoms after the fact. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I deal with intense anxiety?

How can I deal with intense 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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How can I cope with depression and stress?

How can I cope with depression and stress?

Therapy helps: Therapy helps, if you want it and are willing to work on your problems. If you are feeling depressed, why not talk to someone who is trained to help? Go with an open mind and a willingness to talk about any and all problems that are bothering you. Medications can also help your therapist will help u decide if a trial on medication makes sense. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxiety calmly if I have major depression?

How can I deal with anxiety calmly if I have major depression?

Ideally, your are in: Treatment for the major depression and the anxiety. And you are correct, it can be very hard to deal with anxiety calmly when you are depressed. Talk with your doctor about your anxiety as well as the depression. There are medications that can help with both! ...Read more

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How can I cope with my bipolar and depression?

How can I cope with my bipolar and depression?

Encourage you to: Start by seeing your physician if you haven't already done this. Your doctor can assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of your depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. (cont'd). ...Read more

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How do I deal with severe anxiety issues?

Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily >. ...Read more

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How can I best deal with stress and depression?

How can I best deal with stress and depression?

Stress ; depression: With this combination, it's best to get a professional evaluation from a psychiatrist or a psychologist first. Explore the expressions and causes of your stresses. Search for understanding your triggers, and seek solutions. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for both stress and depression -- and sometimes medications are also needed. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and healthy meals. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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I have OCD and dealing with really disturbing and intrusive thoughts. How can I cope or manage symptoms?

I have OCD and dealing with really disturbing and intrusive thoughts. How can I cope or manage symptoms?

See answer: OCD is generally treated with therapy (interpersonal, CBT and/or exposure) and medication. Do see a mental health professional for a diagnostic evaluation and guidance. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ocd/basics/definition/con-20027827 I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How could i deal with depression?

How could i deal with depression?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

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How can you help with my social anxiety?

How can you help with my social anxiety?

Best treatment: The best treatment for social anxiety is a combination of therapy and medication. Have a psychiatric evaluation and the psychiatrist can recommend a therapist in your area to help you and recommend medications that are right for you. ...Read more

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How can I cope with panic and sadness?

Together, these: might signal depression, which is treatable by either a psychologist or psychiatrist. What are the causes? How long have the symptoms persisted? On the behavior side, learn to relax, meditate, do yoga, exercise. Try therapy. Severe cases benefit from medication support. Here's a reference for the anxiety part: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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