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How can I deal with anxeity without medication?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Start with a medical

Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed.
Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite 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. Take care.

In brief: Start with a medical

Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed.
Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite 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. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Psychotherapy that..

Goes well 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 of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org.

In brief: Psychotherapy that..

Goes well 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 of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Edmund Cavazos
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lifestyle

Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, minimize stress, try meditation, relaxation techniques, biofeedback and lastly identify the underlying reasons for your anxiety- therapy.

In brief: Lifestyle

Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, minimize stress, try meditation, relaxation techniques, biofeedback and lastly identify the underlying reasons for your anxiety- therapy.
Dr. Edmund Cavazos
Dr. Edmund Cavazos
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Anxiety also responds very well to acupuncture.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alternative to Meds

You should have a thourough evaluation by a professional and see if you are a candidate for cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt).
Cbt was developed by aaron beck and there is voluminous data detailing the efficacy in anxiety disorders.

In brief: Alternative to Meds

You should have a thourough evaluation by a professional and see if you are a candidate for cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt).
Cbt was developed by aaron beck and there is voluminous data detailing the efficacy in anxiety disorders.
Dr. Michael Genovese
Dr. Michael Genovese
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology

In brief: Many; see below

They include avoiding: caffeine, diet pills, and excessive use of alcohol.
Exercising, meditation and relaxation can also help with anxiety. Natural products available for anxiety include kava, chamomile tea, peppermint, black tea, borage, seed oil, and valerian root or extract, but it’s best to get the advice of a health professional you regularly see as well.

In brief: Many; see below

They include avoiding: caffeine, diet pills, and excessive use of alcohol.
Exercising, meditation and relaxation can also help with anxiety. Natural products available for anxiety include kava, chamomile tea, peppermint, black tea, borage, seed oil, and valerian root or extract, but it’s best to get the advice of a health professional you regularly see as well.
Dr. Charles Turck
Dr. Charles Turck
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