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Doctor insights on: How To Overcome Depression And Anxiety Without Medication

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Scientists have discovered any ways to get over depression and anxiety without medication?

Scientists have discovered any ways to get over depression and anxiety without medication?

Yes: Psychotherapy (different modalities) can succesfully treat it without medication, although those are not necessarily antagonic approaches. Regularly psychiatrists use both (in a sequence, or at the same time) to maximize outcomes and obtain the fastest results. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What are some non-drug methods to get over depression, worry, and anxiety. ?

What are some non-drug methods to get over depression, worry, and anxiety. ?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as dysthymia is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Meds are not warranted 100% of the time, however, and it's your choice to proceed without them. ...Read more

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How can I overcome anxiety and depression?

How can I overcome anxiety and depression?

See below: Finding out triggers is like looking for patterns -- keep diary of the events -- what happened, how you felt before the event, how did the event make you feel; what helped you deal with the feelings and what didn't. Establish sleep hygiene and self-care routine. Look at positive aspects of your life and your own self, focus on activities that bring you a sense of joy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some ways to overcome anxiety and depression?

What are some ways to overcome anxiety and depression?

Natural methods: Natural methods for managing depression and anxiety include exercise, limiting sugar intake, therapy, accupuncture, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same or st john's wort) and journaling. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3 can be helpful.Try to avoid caffeine to help manage anxiety. Chamomile tea may also help you de-stress. For severe depression, medication and therapy work best. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to overcome major depression with anxiety?

What are the best ways to overcome major depression with anxiety?

Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could overcome social anxiety or depression?

Can you tell me how I could overcome social anxiety or depression?

See a therapist.: Social anxiety and depression are difficult to deal with on your own and they greatly affect the quality of life. Therapist are trained to help you identify the source or sources of anxiety and depression and to help you developing effective coping skills. ...Read more

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Can i overcome anxiety and depression with therapist?

Can i overcome anxiety and depression with therapist?

Quite often yes.: Cognitive behavioral therapy ; psychotherapy can be very beneficial. Psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated as well. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

Exercise : One way to help chronic anxiety and depression is to exercise for one hour a day six days a week. Moderate continuous exercise such as power walking is a good method. But it must be for at hour and for six days a week. ...Read more

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Anxiety, paranoia, major depression how do I overcome these? What should I do?

Anxiety, paranoia, major depression how do I overcome these? What should I do?

Lots of options: There are multiple treatment options. First- if you are having hallucinations and are wanting to hurt yourself or someone else, you should go to hospital to be safe. If you cannot, call a family member to come and help you. If ou can wait, make an appointment asap to see mental health provider-therapist or psychiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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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