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What are some strategies I can use to deal with worrying too much?

What are some strategies I can use to deal with worrying too much?

EMDR therapy: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or emdr, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. ...Read more

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Don't want to have to take medication or anything so what are some good ways a teenager can deal with depression and feel happier in life?

Teen depression: Non-medical treatments for depression include therapy, support groups, exercise, eating a healthy diet and journaling. Since you are from pennsylvania, seasonal affective disorder may also play a role which can be alleviated with light therapy. Fish oil supplements may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to properly deal with my anger?

Are there things i can do to properly deal with my anger?

Dealing w anger: Anger is a normal human emotion. However, some people become angry over seemingly trivial things. The intensity of their anger may be excessive for the situation. If this is the case it is important to check out the cause. How anger is expressed behaviorally is very important. If expressed aggressively or w violence – that could be problematic. Passive- agressive expression of anger does not help. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with hot flashes? Are there any tricks to dealing with hot flashes? Things i can eat or drink to make them less frequent or more tolerable? Once I have then are there any ways to make them stop or get rid of them? Tricks to cooling d

What can I do to deal with hot flashes? Are there any tricks to dealing with hot flashes? Things i can eat or drink to make them less frequent or more tolerable? Once I have then are there any ways to make them stop or get rid of them? Tricks to cooling d

Hot flashes: Many things can help including avoiding alcohol, spicy food, several medications, sipping ice water, taking of layers of clothing, a fan and paced breathing: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are some ways to cope with really bad alcohol withdrawal?

What are some ways to cope with really bad alcohol withdrawal?

Need treatment: Contact a physician who has experience, and withdraw slowly, under supervision, using appropriate medications and thiamine. There is no coping, it cannot usually be done alone. Alcoholics anonymous is exceptionally valuable. ...Read more

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I use oxycontin for chronic pain. Some days it works great, others barely at all. What are some factors that cause this and what can I do to help?

I use oxycontin for chronic pain.  Some days it works great, others barely at all. What are some factors that cause this and what can I do to help?

Not opiods: Opiods like Oxycontin are not the best choice for long term pain management in a young person. That is partly because tolerance can develop over time. The cause of the pain must be treated, sometimes behavioral or physical therapy is important, and other pain drugs can be effective depending on the type of pain. ...Read more

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What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia? .

What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia? 

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Sleep hygiene : Good sleep hygiene is critical to relieving insomnia. 1) go to bed each night at the same time and get up each morning at the same time, at least seven hours later. 2) avoid large meals before bedtime. 3) don't do anything in bed except sleep or sex. No gadgets. 4) if you awaken, leave bed for a comfortable chair and read in soft lighting until tired and return to bed. Get up at prescribed time. ...Read more

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Feel worthless & unwanted, as if nothing's going my way. What are some effective things I can do to alleviate these feelings. I'm about to lose it.

Feel worthless & unwanted, as if nothing's going my way. What are some effective things I can do to alleviate these feelings. I'm about to lose it.

Suicide Prevention: The National Suicide Prevention hotline is available 24/7 if you are thinking of hurting yourself or need emotional support. It is free and can also give you local referrals for support. The number is 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Social anxiety, i need some advice, tips or anything on how to deal with this?

Social anxiety, i need some advice, tips or anything on how to deal with this?

Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. Clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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What are some ways i can deal with depression?

What are some ways i can deal with depression?

Your Dr can assess: Or mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Get daily exercise. ...Read more

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What are some unhelpful ways to deal with stress?

What are some unhelpful ways to deal with stress?

UNhelpful? many!: There are countless ways people try to deal with stress that are unhelpful. Picking fights, drinking too much, zoning out in front of a tv or computer screen, denying the problem, taking it out on one's spouse, kids, employees, or pets, hoping it will go away by itself, engaging in distracting risk-taking behavior, banging your head against a wall... The list is nearly endless. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why isnt there much talk about HPV when it can lead to cancer?

I need some help please! why isnt there much talk about HPV when it can lead to cancer?

There's not?: Information about hpv is all over the place -- publications and websites -- as well as the testing and the vaccine. As a hot topic, it's second only to obamacare. You should read and surf more widely! ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some things to deal with depression?

Help please? I want to know what are some things to deal with depression?

There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend medical evaluation by your physician to check for underlying medical problems. Take care. ...Read more

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I have OCD and my obsessions are getting too much. How much ssri is needed to help?

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I have OCD and my obsessions are getting too much. How much ssri is needed to help?

Ocd: Not sure what ssri you are taking or how much, but usually severe OCD require high doses along with psychotherapy. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much vitamin d help reduce my children's risk of multiple sclerosis? With a long family history I want to do all I can for them to not have this.

How much vitamin d help reduce my children's risk of multiple sclerosis? With a long family history I want to do all I can for them to not have this.

Unclear at this time: We do have a study of military personnel stating that those soldiers with lower vit d levels had a higher risk of ms, and another study of ms pts, who seemed to do better with higher blood levels. However, causes of ms are far more complicated and involved. See no problem with supplementation, but talk to your pediatrician, as not clear re ideal vit level in kids (adults, aim for 50-60 ng/ml). ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to really deal with my depression and stay strong?

Is there something i can do to really deal with my depression and stay strong?

Multiple ways: Exercise is a great way to cope with depression. Eating a healthy diet and supplements (i.e. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3) can be beneficial. Journaling your thoughts and emotions, therapy and light therapy in the winter months are other options. You have to find what works for you. It could be a combination of things. For severe depression medication and therapy work best. ...Read more

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What can I do to better deal with stress?

What can I do to better deal with stress?

Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting the negative brain chatter associated with my own stress, anxiety and depression. I just finished a medical study using kelee meditation for stress, anxiety, and depression in patients with significant improvements. Check it out! ...Read more

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I have terrible anxiety and it's affecting my work and ability to do basic things in life such as drive long distances, work without worrying about small things, relationships, and more. I need to be prescribed something to help curb it. Please help ?

I have terrible anxiety and it's affecting my work and ability to do basic things in life such as drive long distances, work without worrying about small things, relationships, and more. I need to be prescribed something to help curb it. Please help ?

Please see someone: Terrible anxiety that is affecting quality of life needs to be seen and treated by either a therapist or psychologist (someone who can talk to you about anxiety and help with cognitive methods) or a psychiatrist (someone who can talk to you, and also prescribe medications to help you). ...Read more

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There's bad breathe when I am talking with others. Its becoming a lot of problem for me. I can't talk with others. How can I reduce it. Help me please?

There's bad breathe when I am talking with others. Its becoming a lot of problem for me. I can't talk with others. How can I reduce it. Help me please?

Cause?: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of bad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more