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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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Could ativan (lorazepam) be safe to use long-term to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Could ativan (lorazepam) be safe to use long-term to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

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

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Tried Zoloft and Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) with some success. What would you recommend to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Found any particular SSRI/SNRI better?

Individual: This is largely a question of the specific medicine for you: there really isn't at generally better medicine. YOu need to consult your prescriber. ...Read more

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Generalized anxiety disorder makes me worry. How to treat?

Generalized anxiety disorder makes me worry. How to treat?

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 more

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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

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 more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...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