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How To Help Someone With Anxiety Disorder
An anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has mental illness with anxiety as a main symptom. Although some anxiety is common with normal persons in stressful situations, anxiety disorders occur when the anxiety is prolonged or greatly exaggerated, in comparison to how a normal person would respond ...Read more
Can anxiety disorder goes away without medication ? I have heard cbt helps..but I can't afford that..any other alternative!?
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?
1st see your doctor: You can first see your doctor about your anxiety, so s/he can review your overall health. S/he may also have some good referral sources for psychologists and psychiatrists to work with. You may or may not need medications, as talk therapies can be very effective. You can also check your insurance web site, listing professionals on their panel. Also search via http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please discuss the of your experiences with anxiety disorder, and what helps you feel better?
Fear and Uncertainty: Over 40 million adults age 18-years and older are affected by anxiety disorders. Symptoms can co-occur with other disorders, and if left untreated, can worsen. Treatment varies and can include medication and/or psychotherapy. Begin your recovery with a visit to your family practitioner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety disorders: We diagnose by doing thorough interviews and history taking. Symptoms such as agitation, hypervigilance, startle response, avoidance behaviors, unusual fears, dreams that wake you up, etc. Medication such as SSRI can help some to manage symptoms but therapy is the long-term answer for most anxiety disorders. Recommend a Psychologist Certified in EMDR Therapy as most effective and fastest. ...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
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