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If I think someone has an anxiety disorder, should I ask the person to read up on it and see if he agrees with the symptoms/diagnosis?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It's always worthwhile to try to get people to learn more about themselves.
Your friend may be more likely to take seriously what he/she reads.

In brief: Yes

It's always worthwhile to try to get people to learn more about themselves.
Your friend may be more likely to take seriously what he/she reads.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Sure!

Sometimes and for some people, the fastest way to get them to seek professional help is through convincing themselves there is a problem.

In brief: Sure!

Sometimes and for some people, the fastest way to get them to seek professional help is through convincing themselves there is a problem.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety education

Education is vital part of treatment.

In brief: Anxiety education

Education is vital part of treatment.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be supportive

Most important be supportive.
Then encourage the person to see a mental health provider for help. The provider will recommend reputable reading material

In brief: Be supportive

Most important be supportive.
Then encourage the person to see a mental health provider for help. The provider will recommend reputable reading material
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry

In brief: Anxiety

I understand your concern about the person with possible Anxiety Disorder.
You are a Caring person and want to help. Share your concerns with this person’s symptoms and functioning; and suggest that seeing the family physician can be helpful.

In brief: Anxiety

I understand your concern about the person with possible Anxiety Disorder.
You are a Caring person and want to help. Share your concerns with this person’s symptoms and functioning; and suggest that seeing the family physician can be helpful.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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