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Long history depress/anxiety. Had SSRI and CBT. Feeling v black. Suggestions instead of SSRI, wish to deal with anxiety symptoms as they are worse?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Work with your

Psychiatrist & therapist.
Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation

In brief: Work with your

Psychiatrist & therapist.
Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Best approach to dealing with depression and anxiety is a patchwork quilt approach. Take care.
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