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How do you treat health anxiety and agoraphobia? 

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Stay 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.

In brief: Stay 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.
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine

In brief: Behavioral therapy

You can get help from a psychologist experienced in behavior therapy.
It is important to uncover the reason for these feelings. Sometimes medications can also be useful. Beware of using tranquilizers on any regular basis-they are habit forming and do not give any long-lasting relief. When medications are needed, an ssri such as citalopram is the first choice.

In brief: Behavioral therapy

You can get help from a psychologist experienced in behavior therapy.
It is important to uncover the reason for these feelings. Sometimes medications can also be useful. Beware of using tranquilizers on any regular basis-they are habit forming and do not give any long-lasting relief. When medications are needed, an ssri such as citalopram is the first choice.
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