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How do I treat anxiety symptoms and negative thoughts about ending it all?

How do I treat anxiety symptoms and negative thoughts about ending it all?

Get to a: Psychiatrist now! you do not have to live that way! you can be happy. Do it now! ...Read more

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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 do you treat anxiety and negative thoughts?

How do you treat anxiety and negative thoughts?

Thoughts: I work with negative thoughts in two ways. 1. Cognitive-behavioral approaches educate about how they are biased in ways that lead to emotional upset. 2. Distorted thoughts have a purposeful aspect: they help relieve the anxiety of the unknown and uncertain. Jumping to conclusions may lead to painful feelings, but it does artificially and immediately resolve the anxiety of 'not knowing'. ...Read more

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Negativity? there are some points in a day where i feel very negative about my health, assuming its hypochondria. what can i do to stop these thoughts

Negativity? there are some points in a day where i feel very negative about my health, assuming its hypochondria. what can i do to stop these thoughts

Counselor?: That's an obvious answer--my thought is get into a workout program or martial arts & after a few months of vigorous exercise you may be convinced you are in pretty good shape! If that doesn't appeal go the obvious route! ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Lovan to treat all my thoughts about my health status (I'm healthy) but I don't feel like I have anxiety so what will it do to me?

Doctor prescribed Lovan to treat all my thoughts about my health status (I'm healthy) but I don't feel like I have anxiety so what will it do to me?

Worry?: Lovan is an international name for the SSRI fluoxetine, prescribed for several conditions including depression, anxiety, premenstral dysphoria, and obsession. if you tend to be overly concerned about your health, this may be the reason your doctor has prescribed. ...Read more

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I think if negative thoughts stop, I would stop being so anxious and frustrated all the time, how to improve thinking?

I think if negative thoughts stop, I would stop being so anxious and frustrated all the time, how to improve thinking?

Mindfulness and CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy that aims to improve functioning by understanding your thought patterns, especially the dysfunctional ones- automatic negative thoughts (ANT's) and replace them with more balanced thoughts which in turn will affect the way you feel and then behave. additionally the practice of mindfulness can help us be present in the moment and stop us ruminating about the past. ...Read more

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OCD sufferer. I irrationally worry about everything from being gay to a killer to a schizophrenic. CBT and medication isn't helping. I know my intrusive thoughts are symptoms and not my actual thoughts, but am frustrated? I just want to be normal.

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OCD sufferer. I irrationally worry about everything from being gay to a  killer to a schizophrenic. CBT and medication isn't helping. I know my intrusive thoughts are symptoms and not my actual thoughts, but am frustrated? I just want to be normal.

OCD treatable: If you have not a trial of indicated SSRI's, consider fluvoxamine which can be very effective with often a low side effect profile. The OCD Workbook, The Woman Who Thought Too Much and OCD for Dummies are both regarded highly. The International OCD Foundation for referrals, bibliography, articles, and support. Food allergy investigation, anti-inflammatories, exercise, neurofeedback as options. ...Read more

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Depressed, having many negative thoughts. Anxiety every day. I won't be able to get meds for a month. What can I do to stop the anxiety/depression?

Depressed, having many negative thoughts. Anxiety every day. I won't be able to get meds for a month. What can I do to stop the anxiety/depression?

Positives: Hello. You can start with simple deep breathing techniques. Breath in fully through your nose. Hold air for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Check progressive deep muscle relaxation on line. Acupuncture can benefit both. Get physically active, hydrate well & eat health fuly. Chose to see the positives rather than getting bogged down in negatives. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I overcome the feeling of going to a doctor or pysch and coming away thinking that they wished you went away, what you say and feel is selfishor your problems are nothing . I suffer extreme gult for wasting all time and really want jus to isolate

How do I overcome the feeling of going to a doctor or pysch and coming away thinking that they wished you went away, what you say and feel is selfishor your problems are nothing . I suffer extreme gult for wasting all time  and really want jus to isolate

Rapport: I think trust is the main issue . Your caregiver should be a good listener, empathetic, not sympathetic or dismissive. Problems are never "nothing"...they are issues, often with some unresolved conflicts which can often be addressed and resolved with CBT (cognitive, behavioral therapy) or RET (rational emotive therapy). Open yourself up, be vulnerable and let your feelings fly: exercise, prayer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gone through anxiety and depression and stress. How do I stop worrying so much?

What to do if I have gone through anxiety and depression and stress. How do I stop worrying so much?

Options: If you have symptoms that you can't adequately control on your own, then it would be helpful to see a good therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be beneficial. You may or may not need psychotropic medications. Acupuncture, tai chi & deep breathing exercises may be good adjuncts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe OCD and depression, and my friend is saying mental illnesses are not real?

What to do if I have severe OCD and depression, and my friend is saying mental illnesses are not real?

Always remember: That you don't have the power to change another person's behavior or biases. Your friend who says that mental illnesses are not real is woefully incorrect - but luckily it isn't your responsibility to alter his/her views. You take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety symptoms and negative thoughts?

How can I treat anxiety symptoms and negative thoughts?

See below: Cognitive-behavioral therapy will help with that. Being aware of when you're having negative thoughts, what precipitates these thoughts. What positive thoughts you can use to counteract the negative. Practice relaxation, exercise, proper nutrition. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I am having thoughts of past trauma and other feelings of worthlessness. How do I make this stop?

What to do if I am having thoughts of past trauma and other feelings of worthlessness. How do I make this stop?

See a psychiatrist.: You sound depressed. You will need the help of a psychiatrist and therapist to get you through this. The therapist can help you work through the trauma and give you tips to deal with this on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cope with health anxiety? I don't usually have these episodes. What should I think about when i get paranoid?

What's a good way to cope with health anxiety? I don't usually have these episodes.  What should I think about when i get paranoid?

Check up -1st step: You want to have a complete check up with your regular doctor to be sure that you are in top shape and that there is nothing to be concerned about. If there is a health issue, you want to know the facts so you can deal with it. If anxiety and paranoid ideas persist, you should speak with a mental health specialist so you understand them and deal with them also. ...Read more

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What to do if i continue having thoughts of past trauma and other feelings of worthlessness. How do I make this stop?

Hard Work Ahead: If memories of past trauma are filling your day and sleeping thoughts, it may be time to seek some professional help. There are many talk therapies to help you learn to decrease the amount of time and energy the thoughts and feelings consume. The therapist should work with you on developing strategies to decrease or stop the feelings when they come. ...Read more

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How do I get over a rational phobia, that effects my social and daily life. I have emetophobia and it causes me to have anxiety and feel paranoid.

How do I get over a rational phobia, that effects my social and daily life. I have emetophobia and it causes me to have anxiety and feel paranoid.

A social phobia: can express itself the way you mention. Essentially, we are afraid that we are going to be embarassed by something we do that is out of our control. A clinical psychologist can be helpful. There is a slight chance that ANYONE may vomit but your feelings take over and make you think it is highly probable. "Feeling Good" is a book by David Burns that may help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I manage anxiety? I have a habit that i'm paranoid about which is concentrating on things in peripheral vision. How do I stop thinking about it

How do I manage anxiety? I have a habit that i'm paranoid about which is concentrating on things in peripheral vision. How do I stop thinking about it

Find an OCD expert: I think it may be helpful for you to talk with a therapist who is really experienced in ocd issues. You may have other difficulties, but this would be a good start and eventually you'd find what can help. Don't give up until you succeed. ...Read more

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I get lot of negative thoughts thesedays. I know that it all depends on what you think and perceive, but i need some help to get rid of such feelings?

See a psychologist: A psychologist can help you with these negative thoughts, if you're willing to see one. Cognitive behavioral therapy can target these thoughts along with associated emotional states, and be very effective. ...Read more

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