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My Father is experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe him: Irritability and Difficulty sleeping. What should he do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Start w med eval.

It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /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 or meditation. Take care.

In brief: Start w med eval.

It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /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 or meditation. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Counseling.

Assuming there's nothing medical going on, for consideration of which he may want to visit his medical doctor, then a visit with a psychologist/therapist/counselor would be wise.
He may need help with elucidating the cause of this anxiety and developing coping mechanisms.

In brief: Counseling.

Assuming there's nothing medical going on, for consideration of which he may want to visit his medical doctor, then a visit with a psychologist/therapist/counselor would be wise.
He may need help with elucidating the cause of this anxiety and developing coping mechanisms.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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