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How to get rid of anxiety?

12 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Psychotherapy

Anxiety is the symptom of something being wrong.
But it is something that you are not conscious of. If the anxiety is causing difficulties in life, an evaluation by a mental health professional would be the first step. It might be that psychotherapy would find the underlying fears and resolve the anxiety.

In brief: Psychotherapy

Anxiety is the symptom of something being wrong.
But it is something that you are not conscious of. If the anxiety is causing difficulties in life, an evaluation by a mental health professional would be the first step. It might be that psychotherapy would find the underlying fears and resolve the anxiety.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Try to reach beyond

Your comfort zone.
Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck & let us know how it goes.

In brief: Try to reach beyond

Your comfort zone.
Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck & let us know how it goes.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many many ways

While it's impossible to live completely anxiety-free, there are many ways to decrease it.
Physical: exercise, yoga, breathing exercises, biofeedback. Mental: relaxation tapes, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation. Social: support from friends/family, recreation, vacation. If you know why you're anxious, tackling the cause pro-actively can be very helpful.

In brief: Many many ways

While it's impossible to live completely anxiety-free, there are many ways to decrease it.
Physical: exercise, yoga, breathing exercises, biofeedback. Mental: relaxation tapes, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation. Social: support from friends/family, recreation, vacation. If you know why you're anxious, tackling the cause pro-actively can be very helpful.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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