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Natural Ways To Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychotherapy!: I think of psychotherapy as a natural way... To explore & resolve underlying issues... Find a good psychotherapist, engage in the process wholeheartedly & openly... You might also want to check out this self help tool, tapping/eft (www.Eftuniverse.Com) wishing you well... ...Read more
Not the best choice: While ativan is effective in reducting feelings of anxiety, it is also both short actiing and habit forming. This makes it the sort of medicine that you may develop a tolerance to, and it is also a medication that you need to wean off of. Benzos are never the best choice. Talk to your doc about soemthing like Buspar (buspirone) or another antidepressant. They do not carry these risks. ...Read more
I was wondering is ativan (lorazepam) safe to use long-term to treat generalized anxiety disorder?
Although some: People do fine with long term use - development of tolerance can occur. ...Read more
Tried Zoloft and Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) with some success. What would you recommend to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Found any particular SSRI/SNRI better?
Don't worry!: It won't help! ther are effective treatments. Medications, such as antidepressants, that raise serotonin levels in the brain are effective, along with long acting benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam (short term use--potentially addicting). Even psychotherapy without meds can help. Make an appointment with a therapist and if necessary, they can refer you to a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GAD: Or generalized anxiety disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. It involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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