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Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one to avoid reaching out to others. But, you must. Start w/ ur pcp, a therapist or clergy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective w/ both depression ; anxiety. The sooner u start the better! U can even start today w/some exercise ; vitamin d3. ...Read more

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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I've had social anxiety for years! I'm only 24 but I've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

I've had social anxiety for years! I'm only 24 but I've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

Not un-treatable: Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know. But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There are many forms of therapy and therapists, and finding the right "fit" is crucial see a psychologist (a phd), see him/her regularly (at least weekly), and keep at it until you find help your problems are treatable- -with the right psychologist. ...Read more

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My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

Imaging causing Qs: Psychiatric diagnoses aren't made by imaging tests such as SPECT. Please discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test and with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How is anxiety treated?

How is anxiety treated?

Psychotherapy first: Usually, initial treatment is with psychotherapy or "talk therapy". If symptoms are very severe or disabling, medications may be used initially, or later, if psychotherapy is not successful. It is also important to exclude medical causes such as use of drugs, alcohol, or caffeine, and problems with the thyroid gland or, rarely, with the adrenal gland. ...Read more

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How do you treat anxiety?

How do you treat anxiety?

Anxiety: Depending on the type of anxiety; behavior modification, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, relaxation training, medications if necessary. ...Read more

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How should I treat my anxiety?

How should I treat my anxiety?

Anxiety self-care: First you can take long, slow, deep breaths that expand your belly when you inhale. Breathe in to the count of 4; hold breath to the count of 7; exhale through your mouth to the count of 8. Repeat 4 times; practice twice daily. You can also take training in mindfulness, and practice it daily; yoga and tai chi may help too. Working with a psychotherapist on your anxiety is another good option. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my anxiety?

What can I do to treat my anxiety?

Start with medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. See a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation.
Take care. ...Read more

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How do you treat midnight anxiety?

At midnight you can: 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 ONLY have anxiety when you have been sleeping then talk to your doctor about seeing a Sleep medicine specialist and a sleep study (polysomnogram). ...Read more

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What is best way to treat anxiety?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www. Bcia. Org & www. Aapb. Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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How can I treat work-related anxiety?

How can I treat work-related anxiety?

Psychodynamic tx: Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about work anxiety. Usually work anxiety is not just about being at a job. Other factors often contribute Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do. ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat anxiety?

What is an efficient way to treat anxiety?

Treat anxiety: Anxiety is a natural response to a perceived “threat”. The “threat” can come from the environment, an internal imbalance or misperceptions. The best way to treat anxiety is to work on finding the triggers and then developing coping skills to deal with the problem. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works best for this kind of problem I also always recommend daily exercise- it is the best thing for anxiety. Also eat a balanced diet, avoid stimulants, alcohol and excessive sugars. ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety without medication?

How can I treat anxiety without medication?

Find a psychologist: Who treats anxiety. The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having someone "coach" you is quicker and more effective, the same as with learning any skill. ...Read more

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Can my anxiety get worse if I don't treat it?

Can my anxiety get worse if I don't treat it?

Although that is: Possible - there is also the possibility that it will not increase. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat anxiety on my own?

How can I effectively treat anxiety on my own?

Consider...: There 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 relaxation (to mention a few). ...Read more

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What's proven to treat anxiety? That works well.

What's proven to treat anxiety? That works well.

For my money, it's:: Talk therapy that goes well beyond the line, "tell me how u feel about that." seek someone w/ expertise in diagnosis &treatment of anxiety disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks. Benefit from specific approaches proven 2B effective in helping ppl develop skills 2manage anxiety (esp cbt, act, mindfulness). If really struggling, meds can b important. Http://www. Anxietybc. Org. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best way to treat anxiety?

Anxiety: Individual and group psychotherapy are very effective modalities to treat anxiety, in some cases medication may be necessary. Best. ...Read more

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What are the best, non medicine related ways to treat anxiety?

What are the best, non medicine related ways to treat anxiety?

Exercise!: Daily exercise and healthy eating and sleeping. Keep away from drug, excessive caffeine, alcohol, and smoking. See a therapist to work on relaxation. Consider yoga or tai chi. ...Read more

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How much can being treated for anxiety affect medical premiums?

How much can being treated for anxiety affect medical premiums?

No more than others: It may count as a preexisting condition, but it wouldn't affect your premiums any more than having asthma, or eczema, or another chronic medical problem. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat anxiety about giving a presentation?

How can I effectively treat anxiety about giving a presentation?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in social situations : http://www. Anxietybc. Com/resources/social. Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little 2 others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be a big help! ...Read more

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How can I treat anxiety? I already go to a psychologisy. Thank you!

Diversify Treatment: Hi,
In addition to pursuing evidence-based therapy (which not all therapists practice), you can take medication, engage in relaxation activities yourself, or even seek out aids through aps for practicing mindfulness. I would start with making sure you're learning skills in treatment as well as adding some at-home practice. Then, if you're still struggling, talk to a medical provider. ...Read more

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Sometimes I am unable to physically move due to anxiety. How do I treat this?

Sometimes I am unable to physically move due to anxiety. How do I treat this?

Many sources: Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other areas. I would say go to a reputable psychotherapist immediately and talk about what anxiety means to YOU. ...Read more

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Does marijauna really help treat anxiety? I see a lot of celebrities etc claiming this? As an anxiety sufferer I was curious?

Does marijauna really help treat anxiety? I see a lot of celebrities etc claiming this? As an anxiety sufferer I was curious?

No: In a goodly number of people, marijuana actually induces anxiety and paranoia. Despite what the celebrities you're speaking of say, it's not a treatment for anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I treat my anxiety naturally? ? Pleas help me it has affected my life since last 5 years and suggest me some medicines alsoo

Cog beh therapy: Cognitive by cognitive-behavior therapy contains no artificial sweeteners, lactose, fats or sugars. Research has show that 70% of people can manage anxiety by learning breathing and other relaxation techniques and learning to think in more adaptive ways, see your local clinical psychologist, for more info:

http://cpancf. Com/anxietydisordersbasics. Asp

best of luck :). ...Read more

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I feel anxiety every time I have to deal with other people. Or just the thought of dealing with others. What causes this, how do I treat it?

I feel anxiety every time I have to deal with other people. Or just the thought of dealing with others. What causes this, how do I treat it?

Anxiety disorder: I'm not sure I understand the question. You have been diagnosed with Anxiety disorder and are on medication for it. Clearly you have anxiety that is not being adequately managed. Please seek a second opinion from another mental health professional to review your treatment plan. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety?

How to treat anxiety?

Anxiety: You need to uncover the source and develop more accurate ways of perceiving as persistent anxiety is often caused by misperceptions. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website for daily support and up to date information. If anxiety persists consult a mental health professional who treats anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Deos sleep treat anxiety?

Deos sleep treat anxiety?

Sleep: Anxiety can interfere with sleep. If you can sleep, you are able to relax enough to let down your guard and rest. This means your anxiety is not constant, which is a good thing. Sleep itself does not "treat" anxiety, but it is restorative for your whole self. A good night's rest can get you in a better position to take care of the things that were making you anxious. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat anxiety?

How do doctors treat anxiety?

Multimodal: After a complete evaluation, doctors generally treat anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. Some also recommend mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and physical disciplines such as tai chi and yoga (which also have a spiritual component). All these can work together to help the person dealing with anxiety. ...Read more

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How do you treat anxiety in teens?

How do you treat anxiety in teens?

Start with therapy: If the therapist feels that medication may be helpful, they will refer you to a psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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Can subconscious anxiety be treated?

Can subconscious anxiety be treated?

Yes, sort of: If the anxiety is subconscious it would help to make it conscious in order to address it. This can sometimes be accomplished with relaxation exercises and therapy. But also, since subconscious anxiety affects behavior, adjusting one's behavior can also affect the anxiety. Behaving in a relaxed and confident manner with no unnecessary avoidance can reduce anxiety. "fake it 'til you make it, " helps. ...Read more

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How can I treat my stress and anxiety?

Relaxation: Learning to lower stress through relaxation techniques is an easy and side effect way to start to treat your stress and anxiety. Try learning to do meditation and relaxation, and seek the help of a qualified mental health counselor or psychologist to assist you if you prefer. Use experts wisely...They are there to help and make your progress more rapid and efficient. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat speaking anxiety?

What can I do to treat speaking anxiety?

Move Up Fear Ladder!: Imagine different groups of people/audiences - people u think likely 2 judge ur performance (a) very critically; (b) somewhat critically; (c) neutrally; (d) somewhat uncritically; and (e) very uncritically. Practice speakeach type of audience (one or more people), working your way up from the least to the most critical. Once you feel comfortable with one person/group, graduate 2 next level. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety without medication?

Anxiety without med: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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How can you cope with or treat social anxiety?

How can you cope with or treat social anxiety?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www. Anxietybc. Com/resources/social. Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat severe anxiety?

A mental health: Can diagnose the type of anxiety you are dealing with. He/she can also teach you some strategies to manage it w, ell, e.g., self-hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback etc. A self help book you and add in addition is the relaxation response by cardiologist herbert benson. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you treat anxiety and negative thoughts?

Thoughts: I work with negative thoughts in two ways. 1. Cognitive-behavioral approaches educate about how they are biased in ways that lead to emotional upset. 2. Distorted thoughts have a purposeful aspect: they help relieve the anxiety of the unknown and uncertain. Jumping to conclusions may lead to painful feelings, but it does artificially and immediately resolve the anxiety of 'not knowing'. ...Read more

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How can 9 year old child with anxiety be treated?

See Below: Psychotherapy with someone who specializes in treating children; creating positive and structured environment -- structure brings stability and predictability which helps with anxiety. If your child cannot function, then the medication option should be entertained. There are psychiatrists who specialize in treating children. Taking care of your own self --to help you cope with child's anxiety. ...Read more