Anxiety disorder therapy

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Avatar m tn I've developed an anxiety disorder, from a big panic attack about a year ago on weed. I never had any anxiety before this and am starting counseling tomorrow at my school. You think there's a chance I can recover from this without any medication? I have been getting lots of head shaking/nervousness/edgyness in social situations. Thanks.
Avatar f tn For a case as bad as his, usually medication is used to ease the anxiety and then therapy is used to help solve the type of thinking that caused it, but there's never a guarantee anything will work and medication can be problematic as well. The only thing anyone can offer you is to get him to keep trying knowing it may lead to a lot of failure but is also the only way to success.
Avatar f tn t want it to interfere with it but I have to pay my bills!! Any suggestions?? Am I just crazy or am I really suffering from an anxiety disorder? I saw a therapist a couple years ago and she diagnosed me with anxiety, panic disorder and post traumatic stress disorder but didn't put me on any meds. I was able to deal with it for the first year but it seems to be getting worse now!! What do I do?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with panic disorder about 3 and a half years ago. I want to get back into therapy and NOT be on medication again. Just wondering if a Psychologist or Psychiatrist would be better.
Avatar n tn Yes, GAD is General Anxiety Disorder. Are you being treated for this either via therapy or medication? Therapy can help a lot with your self-esteem problem, as well as the anxiety. Take care.
Avatar f tn Oh, wait, I see on your other post you meant Xanax. Don't know the answer, but I"d say either seek anxiety therapy to learn how to get over it or, if you do need medication, probably time to investigate antidepressants.
1842266 tn?1318860459 well i am presently in therapy for panic disorder and I take meds and do therapy it depends on the individual. Depends on how severe your anxiety may in fact be. Some people have to use both meds and therapy-like myself. But don't think about anyone else situation besides yours. You are different and your triggers are different. Go to it and if you realise that it is not working I am certain your therapist will realise it and then probably choose another course of treatment.
Avatar n tn I suffer from anxiety disorder and started taking cipralex (lexapro) low dose 2.5 mg and clonozapram low dose 0.25 mg . I also have high blood pressure because of the anxiety disorder. Any suggestions from people who take medication for anxiety.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know how to heal anxiety/ panic disorder without medication? I'm on mirtazapine and xanax as needed. I hate it. Tired of feeling like a zombie.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. I have been on four different medications; the first one was Lexapro, which made me extremely tired, then Cymbalta which made me extremely paranoid, a generic version of Zoloft, I can't remember the name which I gained 15 to 20 pounds before I realized it was the medicine, and the latest one is fluoxetine(? generic Prozac) which doesn't appear to be helping, I'm still anxious (crabby) so I went off that one as well.
1936640 tn?1323576210 My kids have some of the same inclinations. therapy does help, my daughter uses yoga as her tool and she feels it has lessened her anxiety. I used therapy. I no longer do any of these things. I feel that being on the other side of menopause has helped as well. I had PMS and do not anymore. I agree with JGF. Get help.
Avatar f tn If the anxiety is being caused by an unresolved, traumatic experience from our past therapy can help us deal with this and ease our anxiety. You can also learn thru therapy relaxation techniques and how to think more positively. But for most, the anxiety is still there and must be controlled with medication. People who have never suffered with this rarely understand. You know how long you've suffered, and still are and if taking medications allows you to live a happy and fulfilling life..
Avatar f tn how can u make ur anxiety go away am getting alot of anxiety attacks from my tmj disorder i use to have less anxiety before dis happened to me i use to get anxiety from school
Avatar n tn I also suffer from severe anxiety/panic disorder. To me, this sounds like you've gone so long not dealing with the anxiety that it has turned into major social anxiety. Breathing techniques are GREAT for calming down at home. Belly breathing. Tons of info on the net. I'd go seeing a therapist.
Avatar f tn About 9 months ago he was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and OCD. In addition, he follows me or my wife around everywhere in an attempt to keep us apart - he can't stand the thought of his mother and step-father spending time alone together. My wife has researched various physical disorders/infections that alledgedly cause sudden onset of OCD and we've consulted with several of these "experts". His bloodwork does show mycoplasma and erlichia infection.
1618236 tn?1408072214 I have written to you earlier on my Borderline Personality disorder and you wrote back but am not following you on what you said : One formulation of borderline personality disorder is that it involves a deficit in the "self soothing" function - the ability to make oneself feel OK/safe. Hence the symptoms of heightened sensitivity, anxiety, and irritability.
Avatar n tn Nope I haven't tried the online course although I have had CBT to help with my anxiety.
Avatar n tn I also go to talk therapy which helps. She may have an issue that is causing the anxiety and not realize it. Hope she finds relief.
Avatar n tn Well if you were diagnosed then who diagnosed you because usually a psychiatrist makes a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder? Therapists can be helpful and talk therapy is warranted in addition to medication if medication is needed but only a psychiatrist can make an exact clinical diagnosis. I would speak to a psychiatrist.
1441051 tn?1284101550 There are different treatments for anxiety disorder. For some therapy helps, others medication, some a combination of the two. Everyone is different but treatment is effective and don't be afraid to what's offerred.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD 16 months ago but I have experienced anxiety symtoms since I was 18 now I am 51. Therapy has done wonders for me to understand the way my mind processes anxiety symptoms and has taught me how to deal with them. Also the frequency of my panic attacks have decreased since going through therapy and coming to this forum has helped . My concern for you is your need for a Dr. you can trust. Maybe you should consider going to a Dr. that has a good reputation.
Avatar f tn i was wondering if anyone has been homeschooled because of there anxiety or panic disorder? i am getting homeschooled until i get more help with my disorder and i want to know how it helped you, or any thoughts and opinions yo have on it. i cannot handle going to school at the moment. my attacks are taking over everything and with school i have other options than to have to go and i until i get my anxiety and panic under control its what is going to be best for me.
Avatar f tn I have been told I have general anxiety disorder for over 10 years and really have not done much. When I exercise alot I feel better so I assume that helps. I have read waht it says about it and I do not worry exessively, it does not interfere with my job, but lately in the last 3 years, I can tell i am changing.
Avatar f tn My 5 yr old is starting play therapy today for anxiety in school and social issues. This is my first experience with p.t. I meet with the LCSW for one session. She will be meeting with my son once a week and with the parents once a month. I think we should met more> Does anyone have any experience with play therapy?