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How to deal with anxiety?

20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Therapy?

Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

In brief: Therapy?

Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Depends on type of anxiety.
Start with identifying the source, life style changes, and manage stress, with supportive therapy for guidance, through a trained Psychotherapist, and medications for anxiety if needed.

In brief: Anxiety

Depends on type of anxiety.
Start with identifying the source, life style changes, and manage stress, with supportive therapy for guidance, through a trained Psychotherapist, and medications for anxiety if needed.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Knowledge, Practice

1st learn more! see what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit.
Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; act http://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit.Ly

In brief: Knowledge, Practice

1st learn more! see what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit.
Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful &/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u & won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; act http://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit.Ly
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: See a therapist

Go see a therapist for an assessment and psychotherapy.
Cut back on caffeine. Listen to relaxation CD's. Meditate. Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.

In brief: See a therapist

Go see a therapist for an assessment and psychotherapy.
Cut back on caffeine. Listen to relaxation CD's. Meditate. Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.
Dr. Paul Pyles
Dr. Paul Pyles
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: ANXIETY TX

ANXIETY TX: I recommend the Anxiety & Phobia Workbook .
This goes over all strategies, diets, supplements and Meds . The two alternative therapies I have had success with are EFT (EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE ) and EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITSENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING )

In brief: ANXIETY TX

ANXIETY TX: I recommend the Anxiety & Phobia Workbook .
This goes over all strategies, diets, supplements and Meds . The two alternative therapies I have had success with are EFT (EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE ) and EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITSENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING )
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Lots of different options.
See a therapist to discuss your feelings and help you learn relaxation techniques. If those routes aren't fully working, you might need some meds to help you with this issue which is very normal.

In brief: Anxiety

Lots of different options.
See a therapist to discuss your feelings and help you learn relaxation techniques. If those routes aren't fully working, you might need some meds to help you with this issue which is very normal.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Much depends on the kind, intensity, frequency, triggers, etc.
Not to mention your current medical status and habits. So more information is needed. There are treatments ranging from support groups, lifestyle changes, various psychotherapies, medications, and more. It would be useful for you to consult with a professional to convey information and hear the possibilities and recommendatioins.

In brief: Many possibilities

Much depends on the kind, intensity, frequency, triggers, etc.
Not to mention your current medical status and habits. So more information is needed. There are treatments ranging from support groups, lifestyle changes, various psychotherapies, medications, and more. It would be useful for you to consult with a professional to convey information and hear the possibilities and recommendatioins.
Dr. Matthew Smith
Dr. Matthew Smith
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Go see a psychologis

and talk over what causes it, history in your family, yourself, stressors for you.
Exercise, meditation, deep breathing, monitoring what you allow yourself to watch on tv/read, having positive friends/family support system. Keeping a sense of humor. Journaling and EMDR for severe traumas in your past are very helpful. This is very treatable and you need not suffer. Good luck. Meds decrease your

In brief: Go see a psychologis

and talk over what causes it, history in your family, yourself, stressors for you.
Exercise, meditation, deep breathing, monitoring what you allow yourself to watch on tv/read, having positive friends/family support system. Keeping a sense of humor. Journaling and EMDR for severe traumas in your past are very helpful. This is very treatable and you need not suffer. Good luck. Meds decrease your
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
symptoms longtime if you are anxious all the time without stressors, this is biological anxiety and medication is often indicated.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

There are different treatments depending on the type of anxiety.
Self-help: (exercise, reduce caffeine, relaxation techniques) Talking therapies: including cognitive behavior therapy (challenge negative thoughts and behavior) Medication: (sedatives, antidepressants and B blockers) See a health professional for advice in your particular case.

In brief: Many things

There are different treatments depending on the type of anxiety.
Self-help: (exercise, reduce caffeine, relaxation techniques) Talking therapies: including cognitive behavior therapy (challenge negative thoughts and behavior) Medication: (sedatives, antidepressants and B blockers) See a health professional for advice in your particular case.
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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the kind

of anxiety, its intensity, etc.
There is panic, phobias, OCD and guilt--all forms of anxiety. There are mild, moderate and severe versions. Perhaps diagnosing it better will help to pick a treatment. Here's a primer to get you started: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html

In brief: Depends on the kind

of anxiety, its intensity, etc.
There is panic, phobias, OCD and guilt--all forms of anxiety. There are mild, moderate and severe versions. Perhaps diagnosing it better will help to pick a treatment. Here's a primer to get you started: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html
Dr. Steven Griggs
Dr. Steven Griggs
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Have you seen your primary to rule out any physical causes of the anxiety? Relaxation, deep breathing .
You can also keep a diary of the events that cause the anxiety (what happened, the thoughts you had, where did it feel in your body. Ask for help, if you feel you can't control your symptoms --a counselor who specializes in cognitive behavior therapy. Consider meds, if needed. Good luck!

In brief: See below

Have you seen your primary to rule out any physical causes of the anxiety? Relaxation, deep breathing .
You can also keep a diary of the events that cause the anxiety (what happened, the thoughts you had, where did it feel in your body. Ask for help, if you feel you can't control your symptoms --a counselor who specializes in cognitive behavior therapy. Consider meds, if needed. Good luck!
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology

In brief: CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage anxiety.
Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies.

In brief: CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage anxiety.
Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies.
Dr. Jerry Smith
Dr. Jerry Smith
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