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My sister has anxiety disorders. What should I tell her?

My sister has anxiety disorders. What should I tell her?

Psychotherapy: Suggest to her that she seek a competent psychotherapist. An anxiety disorder is a fear of a hidden object. A therapist can help her learn what the hidden fear is and deal with it. An anxiety disorder is no fun. Anxiety can also be a presenting symptom of depression. ...Read more

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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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If my sister has an anxiety disorder, do I take her to a gp?

If my sister has an anxiety disorder, do I take her to a gp?

Finding Expert Help: Suggest specialized psychotherapy as 1st line of treatment. Seek someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2 understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering w/ ability 2function & w ability 2 form/keep relationships. Great info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org ...Read more

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My sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. What are the best treatments for anxiety?

My sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. What are the best treatments for anxiety?

Your sister may have: developed a phobia or other type of anxiety disorder. Books like "Hope and help for your nerves" by Claire Weakes or "The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson can help good for self help. She can also benefit from a mental health professional. Please suggest she not rely on drugs alone. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. what are best treatment for anxiety?

What do you suggest if my sister has anxiety disorder after she got an accident a month ago. what are best treatment for anxiety?

Anxiety from trauma: From severe stress and psychological trauma emerging from the accident, your sister might be experiencing Acute Stress Disorder (ASD). A very effective short-term treatment for ASD is trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TFCBT). Typically, TFCBT requires fewer sessions than other therapies. A trained CFCBT practitioner should help her. Sometimes, medication with TFCBT is also important. ...Read more

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How can I tell you have an anxiety disorder?

How can I tell you have an anxiety disorder?

See below: Is this a new or old symptom? You might want to start by calling your primary care to see if there's no physical causes for your anxiety. Scheduling appointment and getting evaluated by a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist). Self-diagnosis are not always a great idea. Once you've been diagnosed, you can work on symptom awareness, self-care, coping, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to tell if I have an anxiety disorder?

Can someone tell me how to tell if I have an anxiety disorder?

Read about it...: I like "when panic attacks" by david burns md. It not only educates you about anxiety but offers tools for combatting it. Check your local library, used book store, or online for a copy. Other than that, it's nearly impossible to diagnose a disorder w/o seeing and talking with someone first. U can always check w/ your pcp or a qualified therapist, as well. Best wishes on your journey! ...Read more

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How to tell if I have social anxiety disorder?

How to tell if I have social anxiety disorder?

Social anxiety: Symptoms are cognitive (overly self-conscious in social situations, leading to stuttering & sweating, etc.) , behavioral (fear being embarrassed or humiliated, leading to avoidance) , & physiological (sweating, nausea, difficulty breathing, shaking, heart racing). ...Read more

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Can you tell me are anxiety disorders hereditary?

OCD and genetics: Some anxiety disorders such as ocd are inhereted. Panic disorder may also have a genetic component but that represents a diverse group of patients so the genetics may or may not be a factor, depending on the individual. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the medicine of social anxiety disorder?

Can you tell me about the medicine of social anxiety disorder?

One option is: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It is always to also use non-pharmacological approaches if you use anxiolytic medications. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more