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Treatment For General Anxiety Disorder
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
New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?
Sounds like lots: Of stress w/a blessing in the middle of it. Congrats on the new baby. Please try to see a mental health professional. He/she can help smooth things out by teaching you some coping strategies. Peace and good health. A book called hope and help for your nerves by claire weekes may also benefit you. ...Read more
Any thing that : Negatively impacts your quality of life is a concern. Consider psychiatric evaluation, cognitive behavioral therapy or behavior modification, talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more
GAD: People with GAD may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back & neck). There can ^'ed irritability & v'ed concentration. GAD can be treated with psychotropic meds, Cognitive behavior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big difference: A pheochromocytoma is a serious, but rare, tumor which secretes Adrenalin type of hormones. Anxiety is one of many symptoms. Patients with pheos are treated by endocrinologists and specialized surgeons. An anxiety disorder is a mood disorder diagnosed when other medical causes of anxiety are ruled out. It is often treated by a mental health professional or primary care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SSRI/ SSNRI / BZD: The selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (ssri) are probably the most effective and safest followed by the selective serotonin and norepineprine re-uptake inhibitors (ssnri) followed by the benzodiazepines (bzd). There are many medications within each class which are often chosen based upon side effect profile. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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