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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...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 should one take care of anxiety and insomnia?

How should one take care of anxiety and insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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What are some ways to deal with insomnia and anxiety?

What are some ways to deal with insomnia and anxiety?

Sleep hygiene: Agree w dr. Ali. Here are some specifics on sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool. ...Read more

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What about melatonine for insomnia secondary to anxiety?

What about melatonine for insomnia secondary to anxiety?

Not so good - see Dr: Anxiety-based insomnia may not respond as well to melatonin as other treatments. It would be better to review your entire situation to get a better idea of how this anxiety is for you. It may be part of depression, which needs specific treatment so you can feel better. Or, you could have a basic anxiety problem which can be helped with therapy & possible other medications. Please see your dr. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between anxiety and sporadic familial insomnia?

Insomnia: Familial insomnia will be present for a long time and it will be a trait of yours, anxiety will induce insomnia when you started having it, the timeline will be a guide. ...Read more

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Would anxiety and insomnia today lead to mental health problems in future years?

Yes: If you are anxious and having trouble sleeping, your physical and emotional helath can get worse. It is better to reach out for help and reduce the anxiety and start sleeping as soon as possible to prevent this from happening. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Seeing my psych tomorrow, what is a good medication that helps insomnia from anxiety?

Address the Anxiety: Your insomnia, as you state, is a function of your anxiety. Addressing the anxiety that you say is causing your sleep problems (you don't say whether the insomnia is sleep onset, sleep maintenance or early awakening) is the goal here. A short term fix on the sleep issue might be better addressed with some behavioral techniques (e.g. Deep muscle relaxation) while the root cause is addressed. ...Read more

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I have anxiety attacks and insomnia, what to do?

I have anxiety attacks and insomnia, what to do?

See your physician : For medical eval first. For insomnia - use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin. ...Read more

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What non-habit forming drug can alleviate chronic insomnia and school test anxiety?

What non-habit forming drug can alleviate chronic insomnia and school test anxiety?

Look beyond drugs: I think most of the time that using therapeutic techniques such as relaxation, cognitive therapies and stress management is often more helpful and long lasting than utilizing medications alone for treatment of insomnia and anxiety issues. Talk with a counselor at your school/university about getting some assistance with test anxiety issues. They can help. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep until late late at night because my insomnia/anxiety. How can I deal with this?

I cannot sleep until late late at night because my insomnia/anxiety. How can I deal with this?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more