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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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What are the best natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the best natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

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

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What are some natural ways to cope with anxiety disorder?

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

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What are ways to deal with anxiety disorder?

What are ways to deal with anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily >. ...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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Is there a preferred way to handle generalized anxiety disorder?

Is there a preferred way to handle generalized anxiety disorder?

CBT & Meds: The gold standard treatment for gad is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication when warranted. Cbt would teach the individual cognitive restructuring, progressive muscle relaxation, and "worry exposure, " which are meant to combat the three components of worry: physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms, and avoidance behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to overcome major depression with anxiety?

What are the best ways to overcome major depression with anxiety?

Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more

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Which plant can help treat depression and nervous disorders?

Which plant can help treat depression and nervous disorders?

Mild depression, in: studies, often responds to St. John's Wort and Rhodiola Rosea--both weeds that grow along side the road in Europe and Mongolia, respectively. Valerian root come from a plant in South America and acts like Valium, only milder and non-addictively. The first two need to be supervised if taking other medications (especially birth control). The last one should not be taken with benzos or ...seeMD ...Read more

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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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Can anxiety be treated with medication What medications are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression ?

Yes: See you are on Zoloft and atarax. Zoloft can be used for both depression and anxiety. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Other SSRI's include Lexapro, celesta, Prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox. Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors like Cymbalta can also be used. The atarax can help to quell anxiety. This is not a total list. I have not touched on benzodiazapines (anxiety). ...Read more

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Which is the best medicine to overcome anxiety and panic disorders?

Which is the best medicine to overcome anxiety and panic disorders?

Anxiety Management: Hi the best way to overcome anxiety is THERAPY in addition to meds. medicines help but therapy with meds is best combination. of meds, SSRIs (if Celexa (citalopram) not working well, try another in this class) then SNRIs are best suited for long term management of anxiety. would suggest staying away from benzodiazepines - cause dependence in general - this is on a case by case basis of course. see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to self help anxiety problems and panic attacks?

What are some ways to self help anxiety problems and panic attacks?

Many options: Regular exercise, meditation, and spiritual activities have been shown help for some. Good health practices may help including good sleep, nutrition, good social support, and avoidance of alcohol, niotine or other substances. Finally use of behavioral activation which is engagement in pleasurable activities can help, and there are self help anxiety workbooks that can b bought. ...Read more

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Which drugs are used to treat social anxiety disorder?

Which drugs are used to treat social anxiety disorder?

See the list below: Primary medications used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder include paxil, (paroxetine) venlafaxine, clonopin, MAO inhibitors, Prozac has been used as well, and zoloft is also used frequently. I have found Lexapro be useful as well although it is not fda approved for this purpose. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety, panic naturally?

Anxiety: Aerobic exercise is a natural anxiety reducer, also try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website, full of case histories, articles, exercises and video't to reduce tension and anxiety. Best. ...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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What are some tips to treat anxiety attacks?

What are some tips to treat anxiety attacks?

Relax.: A simple answer, but relaxation techniques can be learned and perfected with practice. See a trained therapist. Paper bag rebreathing can help if you are hyperventilating. Otc Diphenhydramine can help, and your doctor can prescribe other, more potent medications, but do not overuse them. Drinking milk or a cup of herbal tea or chewing gum are examples of quick fixes that sometimes work. ...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


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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Severe, ongoing anxiety that ...Read more