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Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Life style change: Regular meals, enough rest, sport, hobbies such as music, self help books , are some of the ways. ...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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Are there natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

Are there natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

Exercise: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Which type of natural medication works for social anxiety disorder?

Which type of natural medication works for social anxiety disorder?

Nothing: Please forgive my frankness. Social anxiety disorder is highly treatable in almost all cases by talking and wise guidance. You owe it to yourself and others to re-learn social skills that may have been twisted in a confusing early envrionment. You can learn to be brave & to behave effectively, to like and to be liked by others. Choose a guide wisely. You must be brave -- no pill can supply thay. ...Read more

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Could pranayam cure anxiety disorders like OCD ?

Could pranayam cure anxiety disorders like OCD ?

You mean from yoga?: If this is what you mean, the breathing in yoga of various types can do many things. Some are relaxing, others activating. These techniques have been used by yogis to quiet the mind. I know,that breath work can reduce anxiety. I have not seen anything suggesting it as a cure,for OCD. Keep breathing but speak with your doctor as well. ...Read more

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How are anxiety disorder and panic disorder different?

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How are anxiety disorder and panic disorder different?

Category: Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by intensity but there are many other subtypes. Other examples include generalized anxiety , social anxiety, simple phobia and many others. Panic disorder has specific criteria that must be met to call it that. ...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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Which medication for panic / anxiety disorder is most effective?

Which medication for panic / anxiety disorder is most effective?

No "best" drug: There is no "best" medication for anxiety. People respond differently to medication. You have to find the one that works for you as they can have side effects. Ssri's (i.e. Zoloft, lexapro, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa) are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety. Exercise is a great natural weigh to manage anxiety as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Is motherwort used to treat bipolar disorder?

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Is motherwort used to treat bipolar disorder?

Motherwort: This is a plant of the mint family. Been used as uterine tonic & for prevention of uterine infection (hence the name). It relaxes smooth muscle due to its leonurine alkaloid content which is a vasodilator. It is also used in chinese medicine to promote relaxation, combat stomach gas & cramps & for insomnia. I am not aware of using it for bipolar do. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant works best for anxiety disorders?

Which antidepressant works best for anxiety disorders?

It depends: In head to head studies, antidepressants generally work equally well. The choice of antidepressant really depends on the side effects that the person may have or be willing to tolerate. In ocd, most doctors use either fluvoxamine or clomipramine because they work the strongest on serotonin receptors. But other antidepressants have been known to help too. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Yes: Ativan is in a family of medications called benzodiazepenes, which also includes valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonipin. Benzodiazepenes are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, but some caution should be used as benzodiazepenes do carry some potential to be habit forming, can cause rebound anxiety with missed doses, and can be extremely dangerous if mixed with alcohol or pain medications. ...Read more

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What supplements can help treat bipolar disorder?

What supplements can help treat bipolar disorder?

Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to have some mood stabilizing properties. Fish, flax and others contain this. Two to four grams per day is the suggested dose, which is about 3000 mgs per day. With food is best. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

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Can citalopram be used to treat social anxiety disorder?

Can citalopram be used to treat social anxiety disorder?

It often is: Although it's first intended use is for major depression, it (like many or most psychotropic drugs) is used off-label for other conditions. My bias, particularly in this case - social anxiety disorder - is at least to include if not primarily use talk therapy. Learning how to manage the problem provides lifetime benefits w/out side effects. A pill only works when you take it. You're the same. ...Read more

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What health practitioners treat bipolar disorder?

What health practitioners treat bipolar disorder?

Many : Psychologist, psychiatrist, family doctor, neurologist, neurodevelopmental physician. Usually, the treatement is done through a team approach, using as many resources as are available in the patient's community. ...Read more

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How can we treat anxiety disorders?

How can we treat anxiety disorders?

Medication/psychther: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more

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Can a neuropsychologist treat anxiety and panic disorder?

Certainly: Although neuropsychology is an area of subspecialty expertise in testing, I am sure that such an individual could readily treat emotional challenges. ...Read more

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Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Life style change: Regular meals, enough rest, sport, hobbies such as music, self help books , are some of the ways. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to cope with anxiety disorder?

Coping with anxiety : The best thing to do is to learn simple relaxation skills which can be applied daily, and/or check out mindfulness exercises. Exercise helps also. Also, have a discuss with your cotor to see if there might be a medical disorder under the anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more