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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 common is ptsd after heart attack and how can it be treated?

How common is ptsd after heart attack and how can it be treated?

Let me explain: One in eight heart attack survivors experiences signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, the same condition that disables many combat veterans and assault victims, according to a new analysis. Treatment for ptsd relieves symptoms by helping you deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any reminder of it. ...Read more

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How can you treat a stroke victim when they return to work?

How can you treat a stroke victim when they return to work?

Normally as possible: Patients who have had stroke generally prefer to be treated as they were treated before their stroke as much as possible. Certain physical losses may prevent certain activities or participation but as much as the stroke victim can participate safely and without embarrassment they should. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can successfully mask a panic attack?

Can you tell me how i can successfully mask a panic attack?

Do you mean, trying: To make it less apparent that you are having a panic attack? Try breathing through it. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. However, the real issue is that you will need treatment so that you can >>. ...Read more

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How can you stop a panic attack?

Try The Opposite!: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them! ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety? I already go to a psychologisy.Thank you!

How can I treat anxiety? I already go to a psychologisy.Thank you!

Diversify Treatment: Hi,
In addition to pursuing evidence-based therapy (which not all therapists practice), you can take medication, engage in relaxation activities yourself, or even seek out aids through aps for practicing mindfulness. I would start with making sure you're learning skills in treatment as well as adding some at-home practice. Then, if you're still struggling, talk to a medical provider. ...Read more

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How can you cure a panic attack?

How can you cure a panic attack?

Learn To Manage?: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety attacks?

Treating anxiety: Deep breathing, exercise, a good diet (decrease caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol). Meditation is very helpful, getting enough sleep, and making sure any medications you are taking do not cause anxiety. Talk therapy can be very helpful to identify the causes and triggers of anxiety. ...Read more

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How can you stop my anxiety attacks?

Anxiety: You probably need to understand the origin and also realize that most anxiety is produced by misperceptions of situations and interactions. Try using the free anti anxiety app for realistic suggestions and examples of how to manage anxiety successfully. Best. ...Read more

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I get high bp at dentist due to anxiety before treatment how can I help this ?

I get high bp at dentist due to anxiety before treatment how can I help this ?

Relax: Arrive early to the appointment, take deep breaths and try to relax. This may be easier said than done. If your initial pre-treatment BP is still high but not alarmingly so, proceed and finish the treatment and have it checked again afterwards. If it does not drop to normal, you may have high bp that could require medical or other treatment (exercise, weight loss, biofeedback, stress reduction, et ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take to overcome hypersomnia caused my depression and medication?

Can you tell me how long it should take to overcome hypersomnia caused my depression and medication?

Hypersomnia: If good response from depression treatment usually 3 to 4 weeks, same for medication, you may build tolerance to the sedating side effects in 3 to 4 weeks usually. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks?

That is likely.: It would be best to start by seeing your physician. He or she can assess you medically for underlying causes of your anxiety that need to be addressed. Your physician might prescribe you medication for your anxiety/ panic or recommend that you see a psychiatrist. But i would not count on a specific medication being prescribed. Please don't forget about talking therapy. It is important. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause daily migranes? If soo how can I treat it or help it improve? Thank you

Can anxiety and stress cause daily migranes? If soo how can I treat it or help it improve? Thank you

Yes: Yes, but so can many other stimuli. Migraines are thought to be due to altered blood flow in the brain. Exactly what triggers the altered flow and what symptoms arise because of it are often unique to an individual. If your triggers are stress/anxiety, get those treated. See your doctor and discuss possible treatments; maybe see a psychologist. Make changes in your lifestyle to reduce stress. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can stop my panic attacks quickly?

Try this:: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat anxiety about giving a presentation?

How can I effectively treat anxiety about giving a presentation?

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

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If propranolol only helps to reduce the "physical" symptoms of a panic attack, what. Symptoms can I still expect to feel?

I agree: You should try to slowly reduce the dosage and see how you react. Dosage monitoring is the best way to determine how well you'll be once you either severely reduce or eliminate the drug from your daily intake. ...Read more

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How can I naturally treat panic attacks?

Exposure: Panic Disorder is the classic anxiety illness and is often responsive to exposure therapies. The best treatment for panic (and many other anxiety disorders) is exposure to the trigger. There are online articles about graded exposure or you can see a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Recognizing that the symptoms feel awful and possibly even life threatening but are not dangerous is key. ...Read more

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How can it feel to have an asthma attack and how long before you're 100% again?

How can  it feel to have an asthma attack and how long before you're 100% again?

Worse than usual: When you have an asthma attack, symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, and even chest tightness can become much worse. This can be life-threatening and may require hospitalization. Depending on severity and your other medical problems, you may not be back to "normal" for several weeks. ...Read more