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How To Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder
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
Read about it...: I like "when panic attacks" by david burns md. It not only educates you about anxiety but offers tools for combatting it. Check your local library, used book store, or online for a copy. Other than that, it's nearly impossible to diagnose a disorder w/o seeing and talking with someone first. U can always check w/ your pcp or a qualified therapist, as well. Best wishes on your journey! ...Read more
SSRI: I assume that you are on another medication. It would be helpful to know what that is. In general the ssris like prozac, celexa, and zoloft (sertraline) also help with anxiety. There are a variety of other medications that can help. However, consider treating anxiety with other non medications like exersize and counciling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I think someone has an anxiety disorder, should I ask the person to read up on it and see if he agrees with the symptoms/diagnosis?
Treatment, education: If they haven't already, encourage them to get treatment. A thyroid disorder alone can cause anxiety if left untreated. Educate yourself about anxiety. Be supportive, but at the same time look after yourself. You don't want to become too overwhelmed or have difficulty yourself. This link might be helpful: http://www.Adaa.Org/finding-help/helping-others/spouse-or-partner. ...Read more
GAD: Generalized anxiety disorder is a diagnosis. Have you already been diagnosed? Or, do you refer to having some symptoms of anxiety? If you want to be formally evaluated and see if you have gad or any other anxiety disorders then yes, seeing a professional is a good idea. If your anxiety springs affect your everyday life, seeing a professional and getting some help is also a good idea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helping person w SAD: There are no simple answers to this but i'm going to give you links to three websites with excellent discussions of the issues. www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/ds... www.livingwithanxiety.com/articles/anxiety/how-to... Ezinearticles.Com/?How-to-help-someone-with-social... ...Read more
I'm a 30 y/o man. I've been on Lexapro10mg for 1 month (for anxiety disorder). While taking this drug, is there any problem if I want to have a baby?
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