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What can I do for anxiety attacks?

What can I do for anxiety attacks?

Many options: First you need full evaluation to ensure this is not due to medical cause with your doctor. Once medical causes are ruled out, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, and other therapy can be very helpful for anxiety attacks. Medications including ssri or snri classes are considered first line treatment. A combined approach often yields the best outcomes. Prognosis is often very good! ...Read more

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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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What to do about really bad panic attacks when high?

What to do about really bad panic attacks when high?

The Sympathetic part: of your central nervous system is setting of alarms. The Parasympathetic part of your CNS slows things down, a yin and yang sort of balancing act our body does. I mean this respectfully, but you need to stop getting high. Use a book and technique called the Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and you will make out better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do for panic and anxiety?

What can I do for panic and anxiety?

Understand the cause: Identifying the cause of your anxiety is an important first step. Learning and understanding the source of your anxiety will allow you to exercise better control. Cognitive behavioral therapy also referred to as "psychoeducation" is the keystone of treatment and precedes the use of medication or at least is essential to effective management. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a panic attack?

What can I do to stop a panic attack?

Difficult: You must be quick, as there rapidly is an "off-the-cliff" point where self-help techniques can't overcome the tidal wave. Controlled / concentrated breathing techniques; positive phrase repitition; biofeedback; (temporary) situation avoidance (if possible), are a few options. A good therapist/psychologist can help give you "tools for your toolbox" to use when coming on. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for anxiety attacks. They get real bad sometimes?

Calm: Recognize the triggers and avoid them. Learn to calm yourself through self meditation, yoga and other such techniques. Many times medicines prescribed by our doctor can be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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What can I do for weed-induced panic attacks?

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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Stop weed: This may sound really obvious, but have you thought of just stopping your use of an illegal and mind-altering drug. In medicine, the benefit of ANY treatment must outweigh the side effects. Doesn't sound like that's the case for you here. Find a legal and healthy long term solution to your anxiety and life stressors. That strategy will take you much farther in life. ...Read more

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What should I do to calm a severe panic attack?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What should I do to calm a severe panic attack?

Panic: Breathing exercises, relaxation thru distraction & meditation, medications if needed to calm the panic symptoms. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do about my panic attacks?

Panic Attacks: 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). Medications may be indicated. Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle >. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression, panic and anxiety attacks?

What to do if I have depression, panic and anxiety attacks?

See psychiatrist: For the best start at evaluating and treating depression and panic, see a psychiatrist who can explore with you what's happening and help you create a treatment plan. Your primary care doctor also needs to be involved to review your overall health -- making sure no other medical causes are causing or worsening problems. ...Read more

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I have anxiety attacks and insomnia, what to do?

I have anxiety attacks and insomnia, what to do?

See your physician : For medical eval first. For insomnia - use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent anxiety attacks?

What can I do to prevent anxiety attacks?

Try Paradoxical Soln: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them. ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of anxiety and panic attacks?

What should I do to take care of anxiety and panic attacks?

Anxiety: Sometimes it is genetic. See a psychiatrist and ask that question after they have interviewed you. Psychotherapy and meds can definitely help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over anxiety, depression and panic attacks?

A d p: Find different causes of your anxiety, depression, and panic attack try to avoid such situations by yurself at times may expose yur self though slowly and gradually with the assistance of experts medicatins may help see a specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent panic/anxiety attacks?

Find a psychologist: Or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more

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I have a lot of Aniexty and panic attacks. What things can I do to prevent Aniexty and panic attacks?

Professional Help: There are several techniques that can be helpful to you depending on your individual situation. For some people talking therapy to get to underlying issues that are making you anxious For otherscertain relaxation techniques or cognitive approaches can reduce or eliminate the anxiety For many people medication can be extremely helpful All of these approaches can also be used in combination ...Read more

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What do I do to relieve me of this panic attack? Thanks

Panic Attacks: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks?

How to tell if I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks?

That is likely.: It would be best to start by seeing your physician. He or she can assess you medically for underlying causes of your anxiety that need to be addressed. Your physician might prescribe you medication for your anxiety/ panic or recommend that you see a psychiatrist. But i would not count on a specific medication being prescribed. Please don't forget about talking therapy. It is important. ...Read more

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