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Over The Counter 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Questions regarding generalized anxiety disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy. How helpful is it?
In short, : Very effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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