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Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can meditation music lower stress, anxiety and the symptoms of depression?

Can meditation music lower stress, anxiety and the symptoms of depression?

Yes: Meditation is a great way to de-stress and cope with our chaotic lives. Exercise is also a great way to cope with stress. Find a type of exercise that you enjoy, so the exercise itself doesn't become a chore. ...Read more

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Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

"cure"?: Acupuncture is exceptionally helpful for the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, that does not mean that it would necessarily "cure" the condition. ...Read more

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So l- theanine is the best supplement to take for anxiety and panic attacks and also for social anxiety as well?

So l- theanine is the best supplement to take for anxiety and panic attacks and also for social anxiety as well?

Really?: I'm not sure where you heard that l-theanine is "the best supplement to take for anxiety and panic attacks and also for social anxiety" etc. Maybe you could share your insights and research with the rest of us? There are numerous supplements people try for these issues -- but with the variability in quality and inconsistency in dosing ; diagnoses, it's hard to know what's "best." take care. ...Read more

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Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

2: Valerian root and magnesium both appear to have a calming effect. There are others. For full information contact a n.D. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety be respsonible for physically illness?

Can stress and anxiety be respsonible for physically illness?

Absolutely!: I've provided a visual to help you see just how many ways the major stress hormone can hurt your body. And there are other impacts too! it's one reason why it is so very important to find a way to reduce stress in your life before stress reduces your life. There are many good practices for stress reduction - find one that fits you and make it a center to your daily mental hygiene. (pun intended.). ...Read more

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Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Magnesium,B vitamins: Magnesium is the first supplement i advise- see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vitamins often help, esp. B6 & niacinamide up to 500 mg 4x/day. I advise adults take 5-6000 iu of d3/day in fall & winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian & skullcap. Avoid nutra-sweet. Exercise, meditation & counseling can really help, as can seeing a classical homeopath. ...Read more

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What are some great ways to reduce performance anxiety and anxiety in general?

What are some great ways to reduce performance anxiety and anxiety in general?

Regular: Routine aerobic exercise combined with mild to moderate weight lifting 2-3 times per week,for 30min to 1hr. Intensity: each time until shirt is dripping with sweat. Also yoga is excellent and so is Tai Chi. Meditation or mindfulness training. Take care ...Read more

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How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.

How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.

Treat the anxiety: Anxiety can present with feelings of stress and tension. Musculoskeletal pain and tenderness and other physical symptoms may accompany anxiety. Getting treated for the anxiety therefore helps to alleviate associated physical symptoms. Adding some physical workouts also helps the anxiety. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Dr. Lusa Hung Dr. Hung
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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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How to deal with anxiety and stress?

How to deal with anxiety and stress?

Take steps: See your therapist, engage family to help understand what you are going through and how to be supportive, learn relaxation techniques, take your medications as prescribed, talk with your doctor about dietary factors that may contribute, exercise regularly and smile (at least once every 4 hours while awake and twice while sleeping :} ) !! ...Read more

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How can you deal with stress and social anxiety?

How can you deal with stress and social anxiety?

Good techniques: Finding a therapist who can help you learn and practice techniques associated with relaxation, control, setting boundaries can all assist with stress and social anxiety. Finding the tools that work best for you can be the goal of therapy. I say this because everyone has skills tools, and strengths that they naturally use and work well in most situations, but may need refinement in others. ...Read more

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What are some healthy coping mechanisms for anxiety and stress/life in general?

What are some healthy coping mechanisms for anxiety and stress/life in general?

Healthy Habits: Like most things - anxiety and stress can be improved by getting good sleep, exercising, eating a reasonable diet, making time for leisure, spending time with others. For more significant anxiety problems you could consider talking to a therapist and or the use of anti-anxiety medications if the symptoms do not respond to less intense interventions. ...Read more

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What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to stop anxiety and panic attacks with a positive mindset?

Are there any ways to stop anxiety and panic attacks with a positive mindset?

Possibly: Most people spontaneously capable of it would rarely be seen by a dr. For that reason. A positive mindset is always a helpful trait. There are some methods (relaxation, breathing techniques, meditation) that may help achieving this. Some books and theories may help. Now, if the positive mindset includes compliance with dr. Recommendations and meds, and trust, it's even more possible. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more