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How To Overcome Postpartum Anxiety Depression
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get professional: Help. Rather than be miserable - accept assistance. Start out with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. This will help with development of an individualized treatment plan. It is likely that psychiatric medications may be indicated. Talking therapy is very important. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Take care. ...Read more
Skills-Based Help: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exact Method Unknown: To this day no one knows exactly how medications for depression and social anxiety work. A common theory is an overall deficiency in certain neurotransmitters, especially serotonin and norepinephrine, cause the symptoms. The medications act to elevate the neurotransmitter levels and reduce symptoms. Other medications tend to calm overall brain activity. Much hard work and research lies ahead. ...Read more
Need good evaluation: Start with a good evaluation by pcp and then an eval by a mental health professional. Cbt can be very helpful. Take an inventory of life stressors and determine how you can address them in more adaptive ways. Reduce stimulants in diet. Better sleep, exercise, yoga, good nutrition & meditation can help. Meds such as ssri's, benzos, and Buspar (buspirone) can help. Review med options with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Persistent despair: Can begin a downward spiral. As energy & motivation decrease, people often withdraw, isolate themselves & feel helpless & hopeless. They may become self-critical & self-blaming. Behaviors, thinking & emotions intensify each other. Chronic, moderate depression is dysthymia. Research & clinical experience show that cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) is the most effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You mean: Concerns regarding your health, i suppose. One little step at a time, direct your attention on what your health allows you to do well. Like breathing, talking, laughing, walking, etc. Take two or three deep breaths and enjoy feeling alive. If you find yourself too worried and anxious about your health, talk therapy can be very helpful to help u overcome your anxiety. Wishing you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A good book: Is called "Healing the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair" by Miriam Greenspan Also, get involved in individual and then group psychotherapy to work.through these feelings. Find a group near you here: agpa.org under "find a group psychotherapist" I wish you well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Dennis, it varies: Depression and anxiety disorders arise 4 various reasons. Some R psychological, some, physical, and some R a mix of the two.Others can be caused by reactions 2 situations. Therefore, treatment length varies. Find a therapist. They will help you understand your issues. As you work in therapy, U will see things begin 2 shift and improve If it does't let them know and they'll reassess. It's a process ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Depression is a serious and treatable illness. Please seek an evaluation with a mental health professional for medications and therapy for your depression. In many cases, the combination of both treatments work better than either one alone. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Your Dr can assess: For an anxiety disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. 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 more
The best combo of: treatments is psychotherapy and possibly medication support. First you have to know that your anxiety is psychological and not the result of something else (side effects of meds, the result of a physical disease, etc.). Go to an MD for a physical first, then to a therapist, as needed. Here's a reference for some self diagnosis: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read moreSee 19 more doctor answers
Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. clinical psychologist ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do you have an : Anxiety disorder or do you just find yourself feeling anxious at times? If it is more serious than occasional anxious mood then a medical eval to rule out underlying medical conditions is a good idea. A psychiatric evaluation can also accurate assess. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity. ...Read more
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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