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Natural Treatment For Panic Disorder
I take 10 miligram Valium every 4 to 6 hours for agoraphobia with panic disorder & ptsd but i would like to know is there a natural alternative ?
Other modalities: Wow- those are some wooping doses of valium. Unfortanetly it is really correcting the underlying cause of your symptoms. Have you had a trial of an ssri? Before you become a valium zombie- strongly consider adding in non-med txs. Cognitive processing therapy is effecacious for treatment of both simple & complex ptsd. Acupuncture is also quite beneficial. Discuss branching out tx with your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some natural treatments for anxiety and panic disorder? What may be a good place to seek out assistance in chicago? Thank you in advance.
See below...: Psychotherapy naturally assists in identifying & resolving underlying issues. Word of mouth referral or thru ur family dr. Or check out profiles for good fit in ur area @ www.Psychologytoday.Com +introduce urself to the very powerful self help tool of emotional freedom technique (eft); www.Eftuniverse.Com +mindfulness meditation & relaxation are very powerful tools too! wishing you well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DSM Definition: It's different than anxiety which is preceded by chronic stressors which build to reactions of moderate intensity that can last for days, weeks or months, panic attacks are acute events triggered by a sudden, out-of-the-blue cause: duration is short and symptoms are more intense. You can have both. It can be very severe and painful, but it is quite treatable w/ cbt and some think ssri's help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does anxiety cause the realization and depersonalization? And what is the best treatment for severe anxiety and panic disorder? Thank you mike
I wouldn't: Consult a board certified child psychiatrist. No delay. ...Read more
Will doctors prescribe Xanax if I am taking suboxone? I have panic disorder and it has been really bad since starting treatment. I have been onit befo
See below: Set aside risk of abuse or sedation. Xanax, in most substance abuse patients, will lead to a perpetuation and magnification of anxiety after several months in the hands of most docs including most suboxone docs . The interaction of endorphins with anxiety is complex and poorly understood by most MDs. Save yourself a lot of grief and don't get started ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Everybody is different . There is no size of plan fits all. Benzodiazepines have a more immediate effect. SSRI take 4-6 weeks to have full effect for anxiety and depression. Dosages have to be titrated and adjusted. Very often a combination of both medications are used, frequently with therapy. ...Read more
Keep hope!: Panic disorder is a curable condition. Possibly what you have been trying to alleviate it by individual and group therapy was not the right fit for u. My recommendation for u is to find an experienced psychiatrist and get a new evaluation of your condition. You should be offered more options including psychopharmacology. Best wishes for u to keep hope & find the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behavioral - Other: There are a variety of behavioral strategies you can practice to help manage panic attacks. These include various relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation. You will also want to monitor you overall health and exposure to stress. It would be good for you to work with a therapist on these strategies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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