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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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Is there a treatment for extreme anxiety and agoraphobia?

Is there a treatment for extreme anxiety and agoraphobia?

CBT and anxiolytics: Cognitive behavioral therapy in combination with ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) celebs etc) will help.Treatment is very effective. ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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What treatment is good for anxiety attacks?

What treatment is good for anxiety attacks?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more

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What is the best medicine and dosage for panic attacks and anxiety?

No best medicine.: Any of the antidepressants FDA approved for panic attacks, and /or benzodiazepines can help you. For example Paxil, (paroxetine) Prozac, Zoloft etc. Start with lowest dose and then increase as needed. ...Read more

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Is ceplalex a good medicine for panic attacks?

Not by itself: Cepaplex is a nutritional supplement containing various antioxidants and phytochemicals that might help your overall health -- but are not sufficient treatment for panic attacks. For panic attacks, you really need a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation. If this is in fact what you have, specific ssri medications are known to help and will probably be offered. Cognitive behav therapy also. ...Read more

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Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?

What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?

Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst if they are taken incorrectly. There are pro's and con's to all of them. If you are considering anxiety medication your doctor will take into account your personal history and needs and try to find the one that is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for axiety and panic attacks ?

What is the best medicine for axiety and panic attacks    ?

Varies : Anxiety disorders are many, panic attacks occur in all types of anxiety, so having panic attacks does not mean you have panic disorder. Treatment with medication usually, but not invariably ( and every case has its own peculiarities) utilizes an anxiety "modulator" which happens to be some but not all antidpresesants, and a benzo . In our center we avoid short acting benzos such as xanax (alprazolam) ativan. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for anxiety with out medication?

Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting the negative brain chatter associated with my own stress, anxiety and depression. I just finished a medical study using kelee meditation for stress, anxiety, and depression in patients with significant improvements. Check it out! ...Read more

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Is there a natural medication that can be used for anxiety and panic attacks?

Anxiety: Natural supplements can be valerian, kava kava, st. John's sort, gaba. No natural remedy for panic attack. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe. It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well. ...Read more

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Panic attacks controlling my life, is there treatment for this?

Panic attacks controlling my life, is there treatment for this?

Panic Without Fear: You can teach yourself to manage them. Learn about panic. For education & self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help you learn skills to overcome panic & anxiety. Important: see your pcp for physical workup to rule out any medical problems causing your attacks. ...Read more

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Please describe a good medication for panic disorder and social anxiety?

Please describe a good medication for panic disorder and social anxiety?

A lot: There are so many medications that can be used to treat panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Your psychiatrist or pcp should be able to determine which medication will be best for you based on your symptoms and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What kind of anti-anxiety medicine should be prescribed for stress, hives and panic attacks?

Actually best thing : Is psycho therapy . We all can have negative thoughts and this negative thoughts can make us feel angry , depressed and anxious. If u therapist can help u identify u negative thoughts and help u change it , u can feel better. ...Read more

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Is there a med that treats both anxiety and depression?

Is there a med that treats both anxiety and depression?

Yes: Many medications in the antidepressant class treat both anxiety & depression. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are often a good go -to. Examples include: prozac, zoloft, celexa, lexapro, paxil, (paroxetine) etc. ...Read more

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Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

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In general is Celexa (citalopram) a good med for anxiety? I have more anxiety & less depression. Or would there be a better choice for a daliy med for anxiety?

In general is Celexa (citalopram) a good med for anxiety? I have more anxiety & less depression. Or would there be a better choice for a daliy med for anxiety?

Yes it is: Celexa (citalopram) is one of several medications from this family that are in fact the backbone of Anxiety treatment protocol. It gradually regulates anxiety. The process of treatment is an active one and it requires regular adjustment and fine tuning of medsgood luck and feel better ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more