Anxiety disorder treatment options

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Avatar f tn re seen by a psychiatrist, he/she can start discussing treatment options with you which would likely include medications and therapy. When BOTH treatment modalities are used together, success rates significantly improve. Just hang in there..it will happen, it may just take some time. Very best of luck to you...please update us about your situation. We really do care. You're among people who understand and live with depression and anxiety every day.
Avatar n tn I am a 22 yr old student, and I sought blood tests recently for worsening fatigue not alleviated by rest. My bloodwork showed TSH levels less than 0.01 and elevated T3. (T4 was in the normal range). However, I felt that my symptoms were more like hypothyroidism. In addition to the fatigue, I have dry skin, especially on my scalp- to the point where it if forming sores from simple abrasion. I have experienced an increased appetite, but no significant weight change.
Avatar n tn I also want to add that there are many products out there that appeal to the billion dollar diet market, and keep people on the roller coaster of weight loss and gain But even more unethical than this (and it sounds like what you are referring to may come in this category) is the websites that have ideas and products that are pro-eating disorder! (Also some eating disorder "programs" which are not based on sound ED treatment principals)Eating disorders are an illness.
1244499 tn?1397545523 I guess I'll start by listing my mental health problems. I have "major depressive disorder", social anxiety, GAD, and panic disorder, but that can't possibly be all. No.... I have been deemed treatment resistant. I have taken.... well, let me put it this way: my psychiatrist recommended electroshock therapy. SSRI's don't work. SNRI's don't work. I don't know what Wellbutrin is, but that's not working with Lexapro, which is the combo I'm currently on.
15043259 tn?1438079981 First line treatment is cognitive behavioural therapy for OCD or panic disorder, and metacognitive therapy for GAD and social anxiety disorder. If medications are to be used, it would be SSRI or SNRI, and in some cases a small dose of atypical antipsychotics. Benzos are avoided in the treatment of anxiety disorders (they are almost only used for situational anxiety like stage fright or fear of flying).
Avatar f tn What are some of the treatment options for adult ADD-inattentive? My doc put me on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg once a day but it's not really helping. I still get very distracted and can't focus on just one thing. Are there any adults that have experienced success with other medications? I already take Omega-3 fish oils, B-complex, etc. and exercise 30 min./day Thanks!
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm in treatment for anorexia and trying Seroquel XR 50mg to help with mood and anxiety. Really scared of the weight gain I've researched associated with it and have a strong history of hypothyroidism and diabetes in the family. Can anyone help?
Avatar m tn Do anyone know about anxiety disorder(hypochondria)is like am having and symptoms are becoming more serious as the day goes by..
Avatar f tn Through evaluation, you can explore diferent treatment options. Visit the bella vita website to learn of treatment options. We have just opened our Residential Healing for Eating Disorders. We have not yet updated our website. If you'd like information, feel free to contact me directly through our website. I admire your courageousness for reaching out for helo, there is hope!
Avatar n tn Hi, What all does a psychiatrist actually do to diagnose you with social anxiety disorder? Like do they just talk to you and give you treatment options. Or do they have to do a bunch of like blood work? AND, what medications are prescribed to teenagers(below 18 years old) with social anxiety disorders. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I am dissapointed that once you have a label of anxiety in your medical record, then everything is a symptom of anxiety. If anxiety was the culprit, then pills and CBT, their breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation etc would have helped and it didn't. Physiotheraphy and postural correction has helped me tremondously, which to me indicates, it is not anxiety. I have a consultation with a specialist from the sleep apnea team this week.
Avatar f tn Again, anxiety is harmless and is not going to hurt you. Have you sought treatment for anxiety? If you are suffering from anxiety, the best course of treatment is to rule out a medical condition with your doctor, then ask for a referral to a psychiatrist. He/she can properly assess you, diagnose you, and discuss treatment options.
Avatar m tn Welcome! I'm sorry you're having a rough time. I concur that it really sounds like anxiety, and panic disorder IS an actual anxiety disorder. It's actually pretty rare to hear of someone who had a severe panic attack being able to just "shrug it off" and forget it. A large majority of people end up with chronic anxiety as a result that ends up requiring some sort of anxiety treatment. You have several options available as far as anxiety treatment goes.
1343133 tn?1276210599 I've alreasdy had 2 rounds of ect. My last treatment was two years ag, when I had a vagal nerve stimulator implanted. I am now getting ready to begin another round of ect. I have bipolar disorder with sever anxiety. I'm begining to get out of control again. For me ect has been a literal life saver especially in canjunction with my vns. Yes I do hav some memory loss but it seems a small price to pay for my kids to have a "normal" mom.
Avatar f tn When my anxiety first appeared it was going through a line at the grocery store. I remember thinking how am I ever going to sign my name? Well I chickened out and fleed the store instead with all my groceries behind me.It scared me to death!! . My son was a little boy back then and said "Mommy, why are you leaving the groceries behind? I couldn't explain why.That's when I went to the doc and he prescribed Xanax for me and it worked. You say Xanax doesn't work for you?
Avatar n tn Hello, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety disorder most commonly characterized by obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and related compulsions. According to the Expert Consensus Guidelines for the Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, behavioral therapy (BT), cognitive therapy (CT) and medications.
Avatar n tn Therapy is an invaluable tool in the treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders. Is anxiety new for you? Have you ever been officially assessed and diagnosed by a psychiatrist for your anxiety? If not, that is a great starting place. Please let us know how you're doing and let us know how we can help. You will find a great deal of information and support here. You're not alone....we all know what you're going through and how rough it can be! Best of luck!!!!
Avatar n tn Whether you have generalized anxiety or social anxiety or garden variety anxiety can only be diagnosed by a doctor.........and at the young age of 13, (even tho it's obvious you are mature for your age) your hormones are kicking into high gear and that can sometimes bring on anxiety. I would urge you to talk to your parents about these feelings and I believe a talk with your doctor is in order. You do not have to feel this way.
Avatar m tn Today I saw my doctor who was quite refreshed from rest at home. He recommended two treatment options, one is injection once a week and the other is baraclude by mouth once daily. Because the former has side effects that may cause me (the bread earner of my family) to stop working, I immediately chose the latter, which costs $2200 per 90 days. Would appreciate your sharing your experience if you have used baraclude before. Thank you.
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.