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I have health anxiety, and in doing a full course of high intense cbt which meds are the best to help aswell as i don't think cbt is working?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Anxiety UK & the

Mayo clinic websites list types of medications.
Exposure & response prevention (erp) + mindfulness cbt are effective, given time. Commonly co-existing anxiety/ depressive disorders & other mental illnesses may impede progress & require a psychiatric evaluation for diagnoses that drive medication choices. Some naturopathic medications interact with prescribed meds. Please don't give up on cbt.

In brief: Anxiety UK & the

Mayo clinic websites list types of medications.
Exposure & response prevention (erp) + mindfulness cbt are effective, given time. Commonly co-existing anxiety/ depressive disorders & other mental illnesses may impede progress & require a psychiatric evaluation for diagnoses that drive medication choices. Some naturopathic medications interact with prescribed meds. Please don't give up on cbt.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Natural alternative

Focus on exercise to arouse relaxing endomorphines; a vitamin and mineral program to supply nerves with optimum nutrients, biofeedback, heartmath.
Com, valerian herb tea, rebreathing exercises over 10 minutes, yoga, and mindfulness/ relaxation therapies. A book by herbert benson, "the relaxation response", is small & easy to read. A trained mind learns how to reduce anxiety and to control pain.

In brief: Natural alternative

Focus on exercise to arouse relaxing endomorphines; a vitamin and mineral program to supply nerves with optimum nutrients, biofeedback, heartmath.
Com, valerian herb tea, rebreathing exercises over 10 minutes, yoga, and mindfulness/ relaxation therapies. A book by herbert benson, "the relaxation response", is small & easy to read. A trained mind learns how to reduce anxiety and to control pain.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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