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Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...Read more

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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Just by success rates i know it varies but what drug has a better success rate or treatment for generalized anxiety disorder xanex XR or klonopin (clonazepam) ?

Depends: Seems that people tend to prefer one or the other. Klonopin is long acting and you may not notice an immediate effect. Xanax (alprazolam) is quick onset and does not last longer than a couple hours. Often with xanax (alprazolam) you take more than twice daily and can get withdrawal anxiety. There is a long-acting xanax (alprazolam). Both can put you at risk of getting tolerance. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Are you saying: That you have poorer concentration because of your anxiety disorder? Treat the anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Maybe not ADD: Untreated anxiety can manifest as in attention therefore treating the anxiety with therapy and or medications can lead to improved attentional ability. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?

Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?

Compliance is key...: Agree w/others. Just adding: therapy requires participation and meds only work if taken. So, any effective treatment plan is one you're comfortable enough with to follow. For anxiety severe enough to impede therapy (eg too avoidant/worried to go to sessions, etc.), meds (eg ssri) may help you engage in therapy. Treatment plan can also include what/when to add/change if 1st treatment isn't enough. ...Read more

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What happens if you go too long with an anxiety disorder without treatment?

What happens if you go too long with an anxiety disorder without treatment?

It will get worse: It depends on how you live your life, and other practices you keep. But chances are high that untreated anxiety will get worse. People avoid things that make them anxious, resulting in a gradually shrinking zone of safety. They venture out less into the world, depriving themselves of much potential enjoyment. Depression can eventually result. Anxiety and depression are often seen together, too. ...Read more

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Have you gone without treatment for social anxiety disorder and lived to tell the tale?

SA is treatable.: Yes , of course! social anxiety certainly will not kill you! severe cases will incapacitate. You. This problem is very effectively treated. With. Cognative behavioral therapy and medications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

Combination: Psychotherapy and medication are most effective in combination. Regarding antidepressants such as zoloft, (sertraline) there is no consistence that one is superior to another. Treatment must be individualized to ensure adequate relief. ...Read more

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How does an anxiety disorder develop? Is there a 'cure', or just treatment?

Treatment: There are several different anxiety disorders with different treatments - generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is not clear how these develop, genetics probably plays a role, but trauma may also play a role. It is important that medical causes be ruled out (thyroid, cardiac and pulmonary). Anxiety tends to persist but effective treatments include SSRIs and CBT. ...Read more

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