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Doctor insights on: How To Cure Anxiety Without Medication

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What can be done to cure my anxiety problems without medication?

What can be done to cure my anxiety problems without medication?

2 Fight vs Friend It: That is the question. We use the word "anxiety" a lot but many of usdon't know much about it - how we experience it in our bodies/our minds; what behaviors get associated w/it like avoidance & reassurance-seeking; how it shapes how we see world (what if something bad happens?). But anxiety is a state of mind that can help us survive & thrive! so how about learning 2harness it? See anxietybc.Org. ...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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Which is really the best medication/drug for long term cure of anxiety. ?

Which is really the best medication/drug for long term cure of anxiety. ?

Anxiety is best: treated with cognitive behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, practice of the Relaxation Response (see book of the same name by Benson). Medication may play a role but don't rely on that alone. Behavioral techniques taught by a clinical psychologist are long-lasting and will help in other areas beyond the present-day stressors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for anxiety with out medication?

Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting the negative brain chatter associated with my own stress, anxiety and depression. I just finished a medical study using kelee meditation for stress, anxiety, and depression in patients with significant improvements. Check it out! ...Read more

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Can someone cure anxiety disorders without medication?

Very possible: Anxiety can be thought of as too many thoughts that are unprocessed that occur too quickly without keeping a running inventory over things the patient does and does not have control over. Psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies can be very effective for anxiety and do not necessitate use of meds. ...Read more

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How long should you stay on anxiety medication? And should therapy be included to cure it?

How long should you stay on anxiety medication? And should therapy be included to cure it?

Anxiety: Psychotherapy should be the first-line treatment for most anxiety disorders, as its effects can outlast those of pharmaceuticals. Medications are there to manage symptoms, and prevent panic attacks, etc. The goal is not to stay on them forever. Some cases are more difficult, and medications may be required for longer periods. With good response to therapy, tapering off meds may be possible. ...Read more

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I've suffered with social anxiety for a few years & haven't got help. I want to know which medication cures severe social anxiety with no side effects?

Diagnosis & genetics: provided your diagnosis is accurate you must have at least a pharmacogenetic test to select your matching medication is a must. Then if an Ssri fails then Clinical experience suggests that SSRI non-responders may benefit from augmentation with benzodiazepines or gabapentin or from switching to monoamine oxidase inhibitors, reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase or gabapentin ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can help cure anxiety and allow faster brain function?

Are there any medications that can help cure anxiety and allow faster brain function?

No: I am not aware of any medicine that would allow for a reduction of anxiety yet allow more rapid brain function; unless it allows the the reduction of anxiety to create more normal brain function (less fragmentation of thought, etc). ...Read more

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Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Break up is: enough to trigger anxiety and insomnia. Yoga and exercise can help but there is a normal adjustment process that we all need to go through when things like this happen in life. Consider seeing a mental health professional to ease that process. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the safest long term medication for severe anxiety with the least amount of side effects? Also is a hysterectomy a cure for severe pmdd?

What is the safest long term medication for severe anxiety with the least amount of side effects? Also is a hysterectomy a cure for severe pmdd?

Severe Anxiety, PMDD: All medications for Anxiety have Side effects. Hysterectomy is not a cure PMDD. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: •Stresses in your Life-present and past •To decrease Anxiety to stress •Believe and Speak with your Entire Being-BREATH IS LIFE •Yoga •Music Relaxation •To see Psychiatrist for Intensive Therapy for severe anxiety, coping skills; and discuss Medication benefits and side effects. ...Read more