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How To Cure Anxiety 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.
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
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
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
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
Are there any medications with no danger effects and that help cure anxiety, panic, and other emotional problems?
Antidepresants: They ussually have only mild side effects. Antianxiolytics can cause dependency. ...Read more
Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?
Compliance is key...: Agree w/others. Just adding: therapy requires participation and meds only work if taken. So, any effective treatment plan is one you're comfortable enough with to follow. For anxiety severe enough to impede therapy (eg too avoidant/worried to go to sessions, etc.), meds (eg ssri) may help you engage in therapy. Treatment plan can also include what/when to add/change if 1st treatment isn't enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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