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How do I deal with paranoia of having a stroke? Someone I know of had one and since than I panic daily. I feel like a prisoner and afraid to exercise

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Dr. Donald Gieck
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In brief: Challenge thoughts

One effective treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which includes evaluating thoughts for their validity and countering thought patterns with more valid data.
Treatment increases to where an individual manages thoughts/anxiety while increasing heart rate. Recommend formal CBT if it is available. If not recommend health tap consult for instruction. Self help options in comments section.

In brief: Challenge thoughts

One effective treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which includes evaluating thoughts for their validity and countering thought patterns with more valid data.
Treatment increases to where an individual manages thoughts/anxiety while increasing heart rate. Recommend formal CBT if it is available. If not recommend health tap consult for instruction. Self help options in comments section.
Dr. Donald Gieck
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Dr. Donald Gieck
See the following links: http://www.amazon.com/When-Panic-Attacks-Drug-Free-Anxiety/dp/076792083X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1435377380&sr=8-4&keywords=Panic and http://www.amazon.com/Panic-Attacks-Workbook-Program-Beating/dp/1569754152/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1GWMHCYWQNA1QGKEDXT9. Additional treatment options: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/basics/definition/CON-20026282
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