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Anxiety disorder worsened during pregnancy. I am post partum and back on paxil, (paroxetine) clonazepam .05mg 2x daily. 20 yrs on rx. Anxiety still bad- advice?

Anxiety disorder worsened during pregnancy. I am post partum and back on paxil, (paroxetine) clonazepam .05mg 2x daily. 20 yrs  on rx. Anxiety still bad- advice?

Psychotherapy: Medication alone is not optimal treatment for anxiety. See a psychologist for psychotherapy (ongoing, at least weekly) to understand and address the cause(s) of your anxiety (not just the symptom). With good psychotherapy, you may need less medication or none at all. Sometimes talk is the best medicine. ...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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Can my anxiety disorder be cured?

Can my anxiety disorder be cured?

Yes: Read on mindfulness. It is very effective way to rid of anxiety without medication. ...Read more

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What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

Normal vs. illness: "anxious" or anxiety is a normal, necessary human emotion. Anxiety disorders are abnormal conditions in which additional problems develop as a result of persistent, unnecessary anxiety. Doctors don't treat anxiety, per se. They treat anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder, what to do?

I have anxiety disorder, what to do?

Are you getting : Treatment for your anxiety disorder? If not, that would be important. 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. ...Read more

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How to know if I have anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: If you are consistently tense, afraid, uneasy it is quite likely you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. But rather than looking for a diagnosis you may be better served to try to discover what is troubling you. Confide in those you trust to see if you can uncover the origin of your anxiety. A consultation with a mental health professional may be very helpful.Best. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an anxiety disorder?

How to tell if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety???: Anxiety involves a cluster of symptoms. You can talk with a mental health provider to determine if your symptoms fit a diagnosis of anxiety. Sometimes feeling anxious may be time/situation limited. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anxiety disorder?

How to know if I have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder : It is inevitable to experience some moments of feeling on edge and overwhelmed. But when does stress shift from being adaptive to being crippling? In general, one has entered the realm of anxiety disorders when you feel constantly tense and worried and anxiety interferes with your work, school, or family responsibilities. Speak with your internist or a mental health provider to further discuss. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Anxiety: There are several forms of anxiety: generalized, separation, phobias, and stress diorders. If you are speaking about generalized anxiety, hallmark symptoms include intense worry, difficulty relaxing, toruble sitting still, and trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have an anxiety disorder?

Possibly: There are a number of types of anxiety disorders. The best way to know for sure is with a comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Medical evaluation for underlying conditions is also very important. ...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


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more