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Doctor insights on: Unani Medicine For Fear And Anxiety

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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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Can anti depressants and medicine for anxiety really work?

Can anti depressants and medicine for anxiety really work?

Yes, but they are...: Yes, but they are not a cure all. Most studies recommend a combination of medication & psychotherapy. Since I am a psychologist, unless the depression is very severe & the person is suicidal or the anxiety is debilitating, i start with psychotherapy & refer for medication if it is needed later. The meds may take the edge off & allow the person to take better advantage of the psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.

Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.

CBT therapy: Especially if it is relatively isolated to situations like this that, while errorenous, make some sense, therapy where you can learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety is what I'd urge. Medications do work for symptom relief in some but they don't change the fact that you have problems living your life. It's a great value! Learn to live better. ...Read more

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Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization ?

Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization ?

Derealization: In the setting of Panic attacks raises the possibility of focal seizures. First find out what occurs during these events ( video EEG monitoring ) If there is abnormal electrical activity seen consider a trial of anticonvulsants ...Read more

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What is the best medicine and dosage for panic attacks and anxiety?

No best medicine.: Any of the antidepressants FDA approved for panic attacks, and /or benzodiazepines can help you. For example Paxil, (paroxetine) Prozac, Zoloft etc. Start with lowest dose and then increase as needed. ...Read more

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Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe. It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well. ...Read more

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What is the best natural medicine to take for anxiety and panic attacks?

What is the best natural medicine to take for anxiety and panic attacks?

Learning relaxation: Techniques is the best natural medication for anxiety and panic attacks combined with psychotherapy. Some people need medication as well. ...Read more

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What kind of anti-anxiety medicine should be prescribed for stress, hives and panic attacks?

Actually best thing : Is psycho therapy . We all can have negative thoughts and this negative thoughts can make us feel angry , depressed and anxious. If u therapist can help u identify u negative thoughts and help u change it , u can feel better. ...Read more

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Anxiety ruining life! I've tried groups, forums, counselling and breathing exercises nothing works please help. Its general anxiety its making me ill?

Anxiety ruining life! I've tried groups, forums, counselling and breathing exercises nothing works please help. Its general anxiety its making me ill?

You don't say....: ....That you have tried any kind of medication. Please, see your md and ask about meds for anxiety. Unless you have bipolar disorder, which would be a contraindication to taking an antidepressant alone, the ssri's are the first line treatment for chronic anxiety. Don't let it ruin your life. Get help! ...Read more

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Is there a practice treating anxiety / panic disorders without ssri, snri, bzd and cbt?

Is there a practice treating anxiety / panic disorders without ssri, snri, bzd and cbt?

NO: I am not aware of any evidence based effective treatment for panic disorder that is widely practiced with a consensus other than what you mentioned ...What is wrong with the above ? ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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CBT, SSRI,SNRI, Beta-blockers haven't helped to control my social anxiety. Is there any medication which can 'knock me out' before social situations ?

CBT, SSRI,SNRI, Beta-blockers haven't helped to control my social anxiety. Is there any medication which can 'knock me out' before social situations ?

Exposure therapy: Exposure therapy uses gradually increased exposure to anxiety triggers coupled w/ relaxation training. SSRIs can help but @ times more effective is learning to deal w/ it differently w/ help of a therapist who specializes in exposure-based therapy. CBT is good but sometimes acting your way into thinking & feeling different works better than trying to think your way into feeling & acting different. ...Read more

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Besides remeron, (mirtazapine) what other med is good for sedation and anxiety? Trazodone gives me terrible nightmares & elavil is evil to get used to.

Besides remeron, (mirtazapine) what other med is good for sedation and anxiety? Trazodone gives me terrible nightmares & elavil is evil to get used to.

Buspar (buspirone) is another: Buspar (buspirone) is a non-addictive anti-anxiety medication. Studies have also shown that approximately 70% of individuals taking anti-anxiety medications can learn to manage anxiety without medication with a course of focused cognitive-behavioral treatments by a psychologist. ...Read more

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Any treatment for uncontrollable anxiety?

Any treatment for uncontrollable anxiety?

It can be controlled: Anxiety can be quite unpleasant if it lasts over time or frequently appears in specific situations. The good news about anxiety is that it tends to respond well to treatment with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. It's important to note that anxiety often leads people to avoid feared social situations. Avoidance often provides immediate relief but worsens anxiety over time. ...Read more

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Intense pre-sigmoidoscopy fear and anxiety, please help me. Huge fear to point of cons. Not having it done. Fear of procedure.Best pharm intervention?

Intense pre-sigmoidoscopy fear and anxiety, please help me. Huge fear to point of cons. Not having it done. Fear of procedure.Best pharm intervention?

This is not a: Pharmacological intervention - quick acting anxiety meds only last for so long. Have you considered acupuncture to get your anxiety under control and to ground you? ...Read more

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What medication is best to take for anxiety, depression, insomnia and to stop constant thoughts about suicide and self harm (counselling was no help)

What medication is best to take for anxiety, depression, insomnia and to stop constant thoughts about suicide and self harm (counselling was no help)

Lithium may help: SSRI are usually used for the symptoms you describe, however, SSRI may increase suicidal ideas. Lithium has shown to decrease suicidal ideas in depressed patients. Talk to a Psychiatrist about this treatment. ...Read more

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I have constant fear that my sertraline 75mg medicine is going to make me go crazy. Constant worry, anxiety and scared it will happen to me. On mnth 3?

No,: it doesn't make people go crazy. The most likely possibility, since your dose of 75 mg is low, is that it is insufficiently treating your anxiety. However, there is a small possibility that it is increasing your anxiety. YOu should sort this out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more