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What is the best treatment for anxiety?

What is the best treatment for anxiety?

A patchwork quilt: Approach. You are more likely to be successful in dealing with your anxiety by using more that one type of treatment. 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. ...Read more

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Agoraphobia (Definition)

Agoraphobia in Greek means "fear of the marketplace." This condition is characterized by intense fear and anxiety when in a real or anticipated situation (such as in public places) in which escape might be difficult if the person were to start a panic attack or ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

It depends: Antipsychotic medications are a common and effective treatment for schizophrenia. Supportive therapies that aim to improve social functioning and promote autonomy are also an important component of treatment. The best treatment largely depends on individual differences such as the severity of the illness and the subtype of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for autism?

What is the best treatment for autism?

Combination: The best therapy is individualized, and usually includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral therapy, often with an instructor in "applied behavioral analysis." while there's no quick-fix, good therapy is very effective in mild-to-moderate autism. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

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What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: Tx is based on age. At preschool age, tx is conservative since most will outgrow it. For young adults, behavior modification (habit reversal training, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis) & treating the associated disorders such as anxiety/depression/ptsd/ocd. Some medications used with moderate success are Anafranil & prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stress?

What is the best treatment for stress?

Good coping: You should consider seeing a counselor/therapist to help learn good coping mechanism for stress. Here are two good links: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435 and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435/tab=indepth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anxiety?

What is the treatment for anxiety?

Medication or active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoariasis?

What is the best treatment for psoariasis?

Many: Your dermatologist can help you here. Treatment includes sunshine with skin protection for the risk of skin cancer, light therapy, topical medications including corticosteroids, topical tars, other topical medications, oral medications and even injectable and infusion medications inclduing biologic therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for athsma?

What is the best treatment for athsma?

Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelukast). Rescue medicines are usually short acting bronchodilators (albuterol). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rosace?

What is the best treatment for rosace?

See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation because the therapy depends on which type of rosacea you have. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for morgellons?

What is the best treatment for morgellons?

Not infectious cause: The mayo clinic in 2011 (arch dermatol, sep 2011; 147: 1041 - 1045. ) published a case series regarding morgellon's, concluding that an infectious cause is not there. In many cases, patients with this condition are very, very resistant to even consider a psychiatric cause for this awful delusion of infestations- like worms coming out of the pores of their skin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for health anxiety?

What is the best treatment for health anxiety?

Talk therapy & meds: Like any anxiety disorder, health anxiety or hypochondriasis should be followed by one's primary care doctor and perhaps a psychiatrist or psychologist. Regular physician visits, group therapy for support, and cognitive psychotherapy focusing on realistic beliefs about disease are all part of treatment. Associated mood disorders are best treated with antidepressant medications like ssri's. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for depression?

What is the best cure for depression?

See below: Agree with my colleagues. There's no 'best cure", it's very person specific. Some things you can do building up awareness of your sx. Creating a "crisis card" for people to contact and things to do when your symptoms become overwhelming. Working on finding out triggers, self-care routine, sleep hygiene. Qualified mental health professional will help guiding you through the process. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tinnitus?

What is the best treatment for tinnitus?

No treatment cure: Tinnitus may be the result of vascular disease, brain lesions and ear disease among others. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss, so a hearing test is necessary. Treatment depends on the cause. Start with a general medical visit. Then see an otolaryngologist to make sure there are no other symptoms and get a hearing test. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for IBS?

What is the best treatment for IBS?

Keep it simple.: Medical treatment of IBS can get complicated and is never wholly successful. Start simply with plenty of water, 50 grams of fiber daily, small more frequent meals and OTC remedies for bloating and such. Keep your fiber intake divided equally among 5-6 meals/snacks daily. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for asthma?

What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

What is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

Integrative: Treatment programs must be individualized. Treatment programs are most effective when they combine patient education, dietary modification, supplements, medications, stress reduction ( meditation, yoga, deep breathing) and regular exercise. In addition, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and cognitive behavior therapy have all shown to help patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Fear Of Crowds (Definition)

Fear of crowd means the patient is anxious around other people. Group size does not necessarily correlate ...Read more