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What doctors can help me deal with anxiety?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

Many family physicians and others enjoy working with anxious patients, & can do basic counseling.
Often, though, time for this is very limited in primary care clinics. Psychiatrists & psychologists are trained to deal with more severe cases, and can offer more time. Mindfulness meditation can be useful also. Check out "a mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook" by stahl -- it may help!

In brief: Depends on severity

Many family physicians and others enjoy working with anxious patients, & can do basic counseling.
Often, though, time for this is very limited in primary care clinics. Psychiatrists & psychologists are trained to deal with more severe cases, and can offer more time. Mindfulness meditation can be useful also. Check out "a mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook" by stahl -- it may help!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 4 Knowledge/Skills..

Psychotherapy that goes 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 info: http://www.Anxietybc.Org.

In brief: 4 Knowledge/Skills..

Psychotherapy that goes 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 info: http://www.Anxietybc.Org.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Anxiety is very common and can be treated by all physician.

In brief: Anxiety

Anxiety is very common and can be treated by all physician.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Family doctor

A family doctor can deal with a variety of issues including anxiety.
Try reading on mindfulness. It is proven to work without medication.

In brief: Family doctor

A family doctor can deal with a variety of issues including anxiety.
Try reading on mindfulness. It is proven to work without medication.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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1 comment
Dr. Paul Cohen
the book is a great read; there are many 'anxiety busting' techniques out there from meditation to taking a simple walk. If you need to you can also find a therapist to work through your anxiety with; or find medication to relieve your symptoms in the short term.
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